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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cagnes sur mer

From snow covered mountains yesterday to palm trees today. What a change! I am now in Cagnes sur mer on the Cote d'Azur (French Riviera). Travel has been a little difficult in the last few days. There is a train strike going on and the south east of France has been hit particularly hard. A trip to a nearby town down the coast that would normally be very easy has become difficult to plan.

I am currently staying in an unremarkable hotel with a poor internet connection on a busy street in an unremarkable town. However, it was warm and sunny today and I didn't need a coat for a change. I am a couple of blocks from the Mediterranean and enjoyed a walk along the water. The local schools are on spring break here, and the government sponsored sailing school offered low cost sailing classes for the local students this week. Here are the beginners (in the tiny blue and white sunfish) and the intermediate sailors on the larger catamarans:

(Sorry about the quality of the photo - my small camera takes great low light photos but I don't have a great telephoto lens. . . )

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