Return to Moy Toad 29/04/19
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David and Jocelyn Fawcett
Sun 5 May 2019 08:21
We arrived back in Port St Jean Cap Ferrat on Monday 29th April having flown from Heathrow to Nice. There we met up wth our friends Les and Murray Roberts who’d flown from Yorkshire and all caught the 98 bus from the airport into Nice and then the 81 from just across the road to Port St Jean. Very easy transfer costing 6 euro each.
Moy Toad was looking good in the sunshine and we spent the rest of that day and the next two - the first one of which was Les’s birthday enjoying the spring warmth and doing several walks. One round the headland, one to Beaulieu-sur-Mer the next town and another shorter walk. Everywhere much busier than when we came out to the boat by car bringing stuff to the boat and touring Europe at the beginning of March for 5 days. May 1st is a bank holiday (workers holiday) here (lots of small bouquets of Lily off the Valley ‘Mugeuet’ for sale apparently long French tradition) but no buses and plenty of people out enjoying the sunshine. Les and I had a paddle to check the temperature of the water few jelly fish around - little concerning for anticipated swims off the boat later in the week.
Thursday which wasn’t such a good day we caught the bus back into Nice checking out where they would pick up the bus to the airport the following day and having a mooch around the Old Town a climb over the hill to the marina with the good views of Nice and Les Promenades des Anglais (few people swimming) catching the bus back again and enjoying an ice cream on the front in Port St Jean definitely one of the best ice creams we've tasted.
Les and Murray left Friday morning we then finished victualling the boat, did 4 lots of washing and drying in the breeze ( good feeling) David did a few outstanding jobs on the boat and paid a few bills and we left the marina at 4.00pm (sad to go as I really like the place- a small village by the sea near a big city and mountains) to go round Cap Ferrat and into the Rad de Villefranche to anchor. Pleasant evening spent with a meal on board a little wine and a catch up of Planet Earth. Good nights sleep.
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