Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Parc de la Mediterranee

{View as you enter the park}
       Sometimes I look at our pictures or the blog I am about to post and I can almost hear readers say, ' Didn't we see this before?' But I promise you, these are all different places around us. I am not doubling up, there really are this many great places to explore here. It is a shame the club couldn't get their sh!t together because speaking from experience, there are not many places better than down here in the South. We just have to be thankful that we have had the opportunity to experience it for the last 2 years. I guess it could be worse, we could never of been here at all. But on the other hand, now we will know what we are missing. So, we are trying to take every advantage we can and get out as much as possible before it's over.

     Shaun is back (or I should say almost) since he will start officially practicing on Monday so I am down one travel buddy, sucks, but such is life. Besides, I don't really see him enjoying going to Grasse (perfume capital) and testing out new scents or shopping around for that perfect pair of colored jeans...something tells me it's just not him. So while I had him and the great weather, we headed down this past weekend to the beach for an impromptu walk/hike through the Parc de la Mediterranee. It is this cute, somewhat small, park perched over the sea that we visited once before last winter. With the warm weather and blooming flowers, we figured it was time for a second visit. We took some sandwiches (on a picnic roll folks) and strolled around exploring the little paths that veered off the main one, which led us down to the sea. It is not a terribly strenuous 'hike' but some paths are not for the faint of heart as they are right on the edge of the cliffs (same goes for the 'balance challenged'.) We steered clear of those seeing that Shaun's track record of injuries this year has been unreal. Better safe than sorry we say. I could imagine that call, 'well coach, good news is Shaun's hamstring has healed well, bad news is he had a little setback this weekend at the park by tumbling down the cliffs'. No thank you. Since our walk/hike, it has been a bit grey and gloomy which I am not minding at all, makes me appreciate the sunny days even more. Until the sun makes another appearance, I will happily give my boots and light sweaters one more go around before they get banished to the 'winter box', then it's all sandals and bright colors from there.

{My attempt to show how close to the edge the paths were..pic doesn't do it justice}


  1. These pictures are gorgeous! Wish we were this close to the ocean. Closest we get to water is the Pont du Gard with a picnic. (which if you ever come north a little, you should check out, its amazing!) We have to wait a few more week though til its warm enough to swim in but cant wait!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Louise xo

    1. I have heard of the Pont du Gard and seen pictures and it looks beautiful. We lived in Fos a few years ago and a trip to Avignon and the Pont du Gard was on my to do list....sadly, it was never scratched off. Enjoy it.