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Published: September 18th 2012
Despite the rather pessimistic weather forecast there has been plenty of sun around today. We have made the most of it as tomorrow we start our slow drive north and the temperatures can only go down from here onwards.
Bob, having read my blog of yesterday, very kindly suggested we spend the morning in Sanary-sur-mer as we did yesterday but this time with the shops open. Great idea. We scootered in and then went our separate ways for a couple of hours. Bob armed with his book, me with my shopping bag.
As we arrived on the harbour front the sun came fully out and it was gloriously hot for the rest of the morning.
I was delighted to discover that the small fresh food market of yesterday was hugely expanded today and included several fish stalls so I bought some enormous unshelled prawns (which we barbecued for dinner) and more beautifully fresh vegetables.
Then I strolled the rather nice back streets of this beautiful seaside town, crammed full of interesting shops of all shapes, sizes and content and bought a few nice things for us and a few presents. I do hope Izzy, George and Archie
like what I found for them.
I hadn’t realised that Sanary-sur-mer had quite so many superb patisseries. Was eventually ‘forced’ to go into one and came out with 4 mini cakes for lunch. By the time I’d also bought a few essential groceries my bag was getting heavy so I returned to where we had parked the scooter, retrieved Bob and we went for a drink before returning to the campsite to eat the cakes. Meant to take a photo but they were so good they were gone before I had the chance.
Last swim in the lovely warm and enormous campsite pool. The campsites for the rest of the trip home have pools but not sure it will be warm enough to use them, forecast is only for low 20s.
Had to attack another line of ants, this time on the other side of the Tandy roof. One good thing is that they don’t seem to like Raid as we have not found any more ants where we sprayed yesterday. I did see a couple in the book shelf above our bed which gave me a rather nasty fright at the thought of ants wandering round
the bedroom but hopefully I sorted that problem with another burst of Raid. Problem is that we had to park well back as our pitch is wide but not very deep and the back of the Tandy is right up to and in an olive tree which seems to be home to an army of ants.
We were pleased to find the campsite bar was open as it has been closed for the last 2 nights – often the case out of season, that is why we get such good reduced campsite rates. This site has cost us €17.58 per night (£14.50) and we have our own private bathroom and kitchen area, superb swimming pool, electric, hot water, bar and restaurant 5 days a week. Would not get these facilities for less than double that in the UK.
We have left everything tidy ready to leave tomorrow but can’t pack things away until morning as Bob needs to move the Tandy in order to get the scooter back into the garage. And then it will be farewell to the south of France and the start of our last week.
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