France, Uncategorized EUROTRIP: CRUISING AROUND THE CALANQUES 3 September 2010

Whilst in Marseilles, we just had to go on a cruise around the Calanques, since the weather was totally perfect and the sea a sparkling jeweled turquoise. The Calanques are deep narrow inlets of water in the high rocky white-coloured cliffs along the coast between Marseilles and Cassis, and were formed by rivers flowing into the sea many moons ago. The contrast of the high white rocks and dark turquoise sparkling ocean is magnificent, and many have little harbours or little beaches in each alcove – so cute!!

We went on a 3-hour cruise that sailed around the Calanques, in and out of each nook so we could enjoy the view and the fresh air. There were only a few people on our large boat, which was fantastic as it gave us a lot of room to wander around and enjoy the warm afternoon sun. Ooooo… and enjoy we did! It was lovely chilling out on the boat, soaking in all that fresh air and sunshine, and just wasting time. Instead of, you know, stressing out in the office at our desks πŸ˜‰ I think I prefer THIS kinda life πŸ˜›


On ze boat!

Casting off from the harbour

A video of me on the boat, about to set sail

HEY PEEPS

This is ChΓ’teau d’If, made famous by “The Count of Monte Cristo”

Gorgeous scenery

Rich people in yachts

Back on land, we had a lovely meal at a random cafe we stumbled upon, which was situated in a small courtyard with a water fountain in the middle. It was fairly good value for money as the portions were large. Though we must have looked rather comical, as Chris ordered the Chicken breast and spinach salad (very fresh and delish, esp with the ratatouille on top!) and I sat with my giant platter of Veal with pasta, heh. I don’t care though, because my dish was AWESOME!!!! So creamy, so tasty, so freakin’ fantastic.


In the courtyard area of Marseille port

A chicken breast and spinach salad

Veal with pasta – I ADORED this!!

A big fat ‘ol ice cream for dessert

A bit random, but I caved and NEEDED A BURGER. So we got this. It was only average πŸ™


12 Comments

  • starbucksweetie posted on September 3, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Lovely. I went on 2 boat rides while on Contiki and I always really enjoyed it.

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    • beverly posted on September 4, 2010 at 12:35 am

      Wish we could’ve gone to Contiki, that sounds like a lot of fun!

      Reply
  • rainingumbrella posted on September 3, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Boat rides are always amazing. So romantic, too, at night πŸ˜‰

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    • beverly posted on September 4, 2010 at 1:20 am

      There was actually a sunset cruise too! But we were worried it’d get too chilly for us then, heh

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  • starbucksweetie posted on September 3, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Lovely. I went on 2 boat rides while on Contiki and I always really enjoyed it.

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    • beverly posted on September 4, 2010 at 12:35 am

      Wish we could’ve gone to Contiki, that sounds like a lot of fun!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on September 3, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Jessie

    Hey Bev, just wanted to say I am loving your travel posts! France is beautiful!!!

    I was wondering what camera are you using for your photos? On the market for a new camera.

    Keep up the photo posts! πŸ™‚

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 4, 2010 at 1:30 am

      Re: Jessie

      It’s the Canon S90, I love it!

      Reply
  • rainingumbrella posted on September 3, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Boat rides are always amazing. So romantic, too, at night πŸ˜‰

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 4, 2010 at 1:20 am

      There was actually a sunset cruise too! But we were worried it’d get too chilly for us then, heh

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on September 3, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Jessie

    Hey Bev, just wanted to say I am loving your travel posts! France is beautiful!!!

    I was wondering what camera are you using for your photos? On the market for a new camera.

    Keep up the photo posts! πŸ™‚

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 4, 2010 at 1:30 am

      Re: Jessie

      It’s the Canon S90, I love it!

      Reply

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