‘Oh I do like to be beside the sea…’ this song was written in 1907 -thanks Wikipedia for enabling me to find that out!
and here I am on holiday on a campsite right near the Bay of Biscay at Moliets et Maâ.
It’s one of these touristy places coming to the end of the summer holiday season that I love – for a week at least.
The sandy beach stretches as far as the eye can see
Long limbed and beautifully suntanned students carry surf boards, couples with babies stroll and eat ice creams – the cooler September temperatures are ideal for everyone young and old alike and of course, there are lots of retired folk like us making the most of the cheaper campsite rate in September.
I am definitely Mrs Goody Two Shoes this morning – up and in the swimming pool soon after it opened at 9.30am, therefore before the children. I’ve nothing against children per se but I think they should be in school by now – leaving the pool for us grannies!
This is a strawberry tree…I’d never heard of it, once again the internet and Wikipedia become useful tools. There’s a walk we do quite often here through the woods, trees that are holding the sand dunes in place and strawberry trees and cork trees fill the gaps between the pines.
I don’t do social media stuff like Facebook or twitter, but I love the technology that brings my family closer on FaceTime, my melodeon lessons on Skype, photos and conversations on WhatsApp…and being able to look up a strawberry tree in South West France while I’m standing next to it!
And my quote about the sea for today…
“Look at that sea, girls–all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.”
I don’t do social media stuff like Facebook or twitter, but I love the technology that brings my family closer on FaceTime, my melodeon lessons on Skype, photos and conversations on WhatsApp