15. Apr, 2016


SATURDAY 30-5-15

The road outside was very busy and very, very, noisy from quite early on this morning (well before getting up time anyway). It turns out there's some sort of motoring event taking place today and tomorrow and it passes right by here. Lots of rally-type cars with driver and navigator wearing helmets, then sitting at the traffic lights like everybody else. I must assume they're on their way to somewhere faster, like a motor racing circuit.

 After getting ready we had planned to take a walk along the seafront until we reached the mouth of the local river and then take a 2km walk along its bank to the inland village of Villeneuve-Loubet (I assume our campground is in its coastal district). The pictures of it look nice and there is a castle of some sorts up there. As it turned out the path proved trickier than we had anticipated, nothing like it showed in the promotional pictures, and so we decided to give up on it and return to the beach. When we reached the seafront again we looked back, saw the castle and calculated it was considerably further than 2 kilometres away.

One good thing was that we discovered the 'Hippodrome' (racecourse). There is a meeting due there next Sunday but we will have left by then, though we are certain we will return to this area again, next time with our folding bikes onboard.

After returning home we grabbed our shopping bags and set off for the huge 'Casino' supermarket for some bits and pieces, including some beef steaks for a barbecue.

The campsite has been very busy today and it turns out Tuesday is an Italian National Holiday, in fact the campground has now opened up its annex across the road, and that is almost full already.

We listened to the rally cars roaring and back-firing as they came back past the campground as we sat outside enjoying the barbecue.