Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Off to the beach!

So once we'd walked through the wonderful little streets of Aigues-Mortes, and walked around the entire city on the battlements, it was mid-afternoon, and time for one last thing before heading back to the Chateau for supper.

Fortunately, Fred Junior had done a BUNCH of research before coming to France, and he had an idea about where to go on the way home.

And that's how we found ourselves heading out to la Grande Motte.

One of the ritziest pieces of real estate in the world.

At the end of the ritzy hotel/condo developments, there was this big stretch of unspoiled beach, and because it was so *brisk* outside, it was pretty empty as we all tumbled out onto the sand.

Oh yeah, it was cold, but hey!  We'd come THIS FAR, we weren't going to let a little thing like hypothermia keep us from dipping our toes in the MEDITERRANEAN!!!

Everyone!  Into the water!!!!

And then let's look to see what's in that beautiful sand.

So many shells!

Oh!  And the sand dunes!

And that beautiful sky!

And the closer to the warm white sand you are, the warmer you can be.

The perfect end to the perfect sight-seeing day.

Oh yeah, and just for the record?  On the way home from the Mediterranean?  THIS is a 2-lane road.  The MAIN DRAG:

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