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July 10th 2011
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View of Monte Carlo View of Monte Carlo View of Monte Carlo

Taken from a walking trail that leads up to the Jacques Cousteau Oceanographic Museum.
Geo: 43.8375, 7.89687

We said farewell to Darrol, Liz, Chloe and Ciara this morning as we headed off to Santo Stefano al Mare in Italy. They have been such good travel guides, but now it's time to head off out on our own into the blue yonder. Kim is a bit nervous about me driving in Italy, but after driving in Marseilles, I can handle anything.

On the way to Santo Stefano, we called in at Monaco, stopping off for lunch at Monte Carlo. What an amazing place. I am driving a pretty good vehicle, but it doesn't stack up against Lamborghini's, Ferrari's, Porsches and Rolls. You'll see my boat in the background of one of the photos. I can picture the Formula One's racing through the streets and up through the tunnel.

After reluctantly leaving Monte Carlo and winding our way up the steep incline out of the city, we drove to Santo Stefano al Mare. The freeway driving here was cut through very steep hillsides hugging the coastline, and consisted more of tunnels than open road.

After checking in at the Hotel, we went for a walk through the streets and down to the beach for a swim. The water
My Boat My Boat My Boat

Yep, the one at the end of the row of boats, or is that the row boat attached to one of the boats.
temp was great. (Sorry about the cold weather in Ozland).

We then had some dinner at a restaurant right on the water's edge and went for a walk along the beach and found a Gelaterie and Coffee Shop.

Santo Stefano, a great place to stay and unwind, but we need to move on tomorrow to the Cinque Terra.


Jim and Kim.

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Santo Stefano al MareSanto Stefano al Mare
Santo Stefano al Mare

The beach at Santo Stefano ,where we had a swim.
Kim at Restaurant on WaterfrontKim at Restaurant on Waterfront
Kim at Restaurant on Waterfront

Enjoying the view while waiting for her dinner.
Jim in ParadisoJim in Paradiso
Jim in Paradiso

Italy is the home of Pizza, so I guess I just have to try some out.

13th July 2011

Missing you both already. Our boat looks just like yours but is moored in Nice, and may even be slightly larger!
21st July 2011

Nice tinnie Jim
21st July 2011

Wow look at your suntan. Karina will be jealous

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