Friday, 25 May 2012


Fri 25th. This photo shows the view from our room over the Old Port of Marseille. This is an historic fortified port with the first inhabitants of Marseille being dated back to the Bronze Age. That's pretty old. Our trip today was about 140 kms and first took us to Arles, and old Roman town and also where Van Gogh painted some of his masterpieces. We visited an old amphitheatre which is also used as a bullring. Lovely old buildings. Then we headed down thru the Camargue, a National Park wetland area. We saw the white horses, the black bullfighting bulls but didn't see any flamingos. A late lunch was at a little portside cafe where we enjoyed a meal of baby octopus and salad. It felt a bit funny chewing on all those arms and legs. Then into Marseille, a busy and congested city and France's second biggest. Another day on the big adventure comes to a close.

1 comment:

  1. hiyaaa guys. Sounds like France is another lovely place and your blogs have been great. How time flies its hard to believe that you will be home this time next week. Not much news from home except a 5.3 earthquake in Christchurch yesterday but doesn't appear to have done much damage. Rose, all is well at Windsor Tce. Molly is looking forward to seeing you! Enjoy your last few days and look forward to catching up when you arrive back in paradise. Love Bridge and Jud.