the easier Moyenne Corniche next day took us to Monte Carlo, to visit the
Oceanographic Museum, first opened in 1902 by the original Prince Albert,
after his 4 cruises to various parts of the world in his own ship.
Monaco Harbour viewed from the castle at
across Monaco is less attractive however, with so many high rise apartments
built one next to the other going up the mountain side, but as the residents
of these places only pay their taxes
The museum is
totally up to date on climate change information and its own underground
aquarium. It was such a pleasure to see the live corals in many of the
aquariums on show, including the huge main one, with its massive sharks and
other predator fish, its not an easy balance to achieve. David managed to
climb the grand stairway to the top of the towns and castle at Monte Carlo
faster than I did, so he is still fit! Busloads of tourists were already
there, but they did not spoil the attraction of this magical place.
The cuttlefish cannot see me, it’s
fun starring though!
to the Prince
of Monaco, it's not for him to complain! We picked Aurelie up from work
and took her back to her apartment in Nice in the rush hour - she normally
takes the train. It’s a commuting destination as well as a
tourist one! She loves living in Nice though, the weather is generally
better and it's a lot of fun, her boyfriend is currently trying to find
himself a job in the area too, as he has just passed his MBA, we shall see