Tuesday, 23 August 2011

T in Toulon.....

after an eventful Rugby match on the Friday night, a day of calm and relaxation was required for the Saturday... I met friends for breakfast and then headed out for the day on my own to explore. Toulon is predominately a working harbour/port town so Saturday morning was market day.... with cobbled streets lined with fresh fruit, veg , and fish it was a feast for the senses.... escaping from the hustle and bustle I jumped on one of the little Ferry's and headed over to one of the small islands just off Toulon.
The views were stunning, especially looking back at the Naval Port....

berthing in a small marina the ferry has several stops just like the bus!... it was funny seeing islanders using the ferry to hop over to Toulon with their shopping trolleys and then heading back to tranquil island life... as you can see the weather was glorious, warm, blue skies & sunny!....

A meander around the little market, loved the lavender bundles on the flower stall and the martini glasses of macarons. The smell of the mussels and escargots cooking in the market were amazing...
I picked up some fruit, followed by some bread from the local Boulangerie and headed down to the little beach where I sat and whiled away a couple of hours reading my kindle....
An evening dining in the harbour with friends, sampling the local delights...
couldn't come to the South of France without having Moules Marinieres & Pommes frittes...

rounded off a near perfect day!
A delayed flight home the following day was brightened by the company of David Morrissey....its amazing who you see in the South of France!

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

T in Toulon.....

after an eventful Rugby match on the Friday night, a day of calm and relaxation was required for the Saturday... I met friends for breakfast and then headed out for the day on my own to explore. Toulon is predominately a working harbour/port town so Saturday morning was market day.... with cobbled streets lined with fresh fruit, veg , and fish it was a feast for the senses.... escaping from the hustle and bustle I jumped on one of the little Ferry's and headed over to one of the small islands just off Toulon.
The views were stunning, especially looking back at the Naval Port....

berthing in a small marina the ferry has several stops just like the bus!... it was funny seeing islanders using the ferry to hop over to Toulon with their shopping trolleys and then heading back to tranquil island life... as you can see the weather was glorious, warm, blue skies & sunny!....

A meander around the little market, loved the lavender bundles on the flower stall and the martini glasses of macarons. The smell of the mussels and escargots cooking in the market were amazing...
I picked up some fruit, followed by some bread from the local Boulangerie and headed down to the little beach where I sat and whiled away a couple of hours reading my kindle....
An evening dining in the harbour with friends, sampling the local delights...
couldn't come to the South of France without having Moules Marinieres & Pommes frittes...

rounded off a near perfect day!
A delayed flight home the following day was brightened by the company of David Morrissey....its amazing who you see in the South of France!

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