Day 45: Thursday, October 19
Rain Go Away
woke to clouds and rain - our string of hot, sunny weather was
broken. Kathryn had remembered seeing a laundromat on the
main road off the freeway as we came into town. We loaded
up all our dirty clothes into the car and off we went. We
found the laundromat and loaded up the two free washers.
While Kathryn sat with laundry, Ken wandered about half a km
before finding a bakery. He brought back coffee, juice and
croissants for breakfast. Because there was only a couple
of washers, it took us until noon to finish all our laundry.
the weather on the balcony
light rain continued all afternoon, so we made sandwiches and
had lunch on our balcony. WE had been going all out for a
long time, so it was kind of nice just to lay in bed and read
and relax for the rest of the afternoon. The rain kind of let up
early in the evening so we walked down to Rue St. Michel for
dinner. What had been a fairly vibrant square the day
before was pretty much vacant. With all the rain, most of
the stores and shops had closed up early.
We walked along
the waterfront and checked out the menus in the windows before
settling on the Restaurant
L'Occitan. This was a small three level family restaurant
that filled up shortly after we
arrived. The food was
excellent. We had red wine, melon soup, tomato and feta
salad and fried sole. We had a slice of delicious lemon
pie for dessert. This was Ken's birthday dinner as we
didn't do anything to celebrate his birthday the day before.
We walked back along the boardwalk. As we crossed a small
square just outside the restaurant, we noticed the ground was
littered with all different colours of large "maple leafs".
It was the first reminder to us that it was the middle of
October and we were actually into fall.
Ken and a large
Our hotel has its
own private beach and restaurant across the road
and below the seawall. The photo at left from the hotel
brochure shows what it looks like in the summer. With the
cool weather and rain, it was deserted while we were here and
the restaurant wasn't open. So sad!
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