Location: Nice, French Riviera
Today is the day of rest. The first one in the entire holiday. Mel, K&C, Shrimp and I had planned a sleep in.After a late breakfast we walked down the main street to the beach. By this stage the slight cold feeling had become a full head cold, and both Shrimp and I were suffering slightly. This is what we call Contiki Cough.
When we reached the beach we bought our sun beds at a beach cafe and settled in for the day. The Nice beach has pebbles instead of sand. It also has a strong undercurrent with a flat surface. The water itself was magnificent. I spent most of my time dreaming of taking my Wardog out on the water.
At lunch time we headed across the promenade to the “old town”. As we were sitting down to order Phil and Louise passed us by. Not long after Rod and Lisa also joined our little group and they all sat down to join us. I had stuffed pepper salad and swordfish and chocolate mousse. Shrimp had the best lasagne I have ever tasted.
Following lunch we found a place that hired roller blades and went skating along the boulevard until we were ready to swim again.Late afternoon we made our way back up the main street to the hotel, stopping in at some shops for a browse on the way.
In the evening dinner was at a small restaurant in town, with food much the same as the night before. Salad, chicken and cake. Falling in to bed was very satisfying after having the most wonderful and relaxing day in the small coastal town.
Known for: The beaches and weather, celebrities, boating, tanning
Sights to note: Promenade des Anglais, the old town