Normally by the fourth day we are nicely settled in terms of our jet lag but this time…..not happening!! Marc and I were both still awake at 2h30 while Joanne was sawing logs downstairs!!! The great part is….who cares…it’s not like we have to do anything the next day except perhaps meet friends for lunch then go for a lovely long walk on the beach. The hardships of life.
I will never tire of this lovely perspective as I sit sipping my morning java. The birds have a great time flitting in and out and today, at times the sound of the buzzing bees was all you hear. I find myself involuntarily smiling till my face hurts. This other little fellow I found imbedded in the house wall near the front door……..I love it as it reminds me of Dobby in the Harry Potter series.
We enjoyed a slow paced lazy morning, chatting, breakfast, laundry for Joanne, and of course our noses buried in our individual electronics reading our papers and playing our games. I have a feeling this routine will continue for our entire time here….well, not Joanne doing laundry everyday!!
The plan was to connect with James so he could follow us in his car, and join Pat and Gary for a first lunch out at one of our favourite old haunts.
We love going here and absorbing the local chatter, racing serving staff, and great food. Today was no exception to any of that. The place was packed shortly after we arrived.
There was also a veal dish with a Roquefort sauce but James and Marc were to busy eating to take a photo! What a great time catching up, laughing, making new memories. The collective groaning when we all sipped our first taste of the coffee was downright pornographic!!
From here we headed off to Barril Beach for a walk in the sand. More groans of happiness however somewhere along the route we lost James. Turns out he almost ran out of gas and had to stop at a station. Thankfully there will be other beach walks we can enjoy with him.
The Boys on the Beach……..sounds like a good movie!!
We noticed a couple of fashion models posing
And not to be outdone
All in all a wonderful first outing for our little group. There will be many more before we are done…..I feel a long hike in my future and I know I’ll have lots of company.
It’s imply sad that they can’t be happy huh?