Almost Bastille Day
Trip Start Jun 24, 2008
41Trip End Aug 28, 2008
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We were all a bit under the weather today, so had a very quiet day. Gerda and Jan-Erik went shopping for food as we were having some friends of theirs coming for dinner. Peter and I went to the beach for a couple of hours in the afternoon, absolutely packed. The water was lovely. There had been a stiff breeze blowing all day, which was nice outside, but meant we had to close some of the windows inside.
I made my favourite salmon salad for dinner. Smoked salmon, greens, avocados, asparagus, aubergine, roasted peppers, peas, hazel nuts, and blue cheese. Jan-Erik complained about the price, said it was very expensive compared to Sweden. He paid 5 euro for a 200g pack, which I think is pretty much what we pay at home.
We had a pleasant time over dinner and just before 10.30pm we started to walk down to the water, and so were a lot of other people
After the fireworks we walked towards the old part of town, People of all ages everywhere, far more people than you usually see during the day. Lots of kids too. There were thunder and lightning over Nice, but I didn't manage to catch it on the camera. We first stopped at one small square where there were people dancing to a small band. Good music and everybody was having a great time. We bought some drinks, no idea what they were, but they only cost 1 Euro each. It was a lovely warm evening, I had taken my shawl with me, but really didn't need it. Next stop was the covered 'Market', that place changes continually, in the mornings they sell fresh products, in the afternoon second hand stuff and art and at night it turns into little restaurants. Tonight it was a dance hall.
There was a wonderful mood over the whole place, everybody was enjoying themselves. Lots of families, noise and colour. We continued to walk around the streets enjoying the atmosphere, it was almost midnight, but most of the café's, bars, ice cream parlours and restaurants were still open.