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Oct 11, 2018 - Vieux Port. [weather: torrents/deluges of rain until 6:00pm]

I feel like I am living in a sub-Mediterranean world, only going up for air once a day, and that is under pure duress. IT IS STILL RAINING AND WITH HOWLING WINDS........dark and dismal.... Another cuddling up in front of the fireplace day, under a duvet, and reading a book. The leak underneath may bathroom sink that I told you about yesterday has now been fixed, however it caused a humungeous piles of towels stacked in the aft cabin for a couple of days. (pic) (pic) (pic) Christian was amazing and insatallled the parts, while Marina...

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Oct 10, 2018 - Vieux Port. [weather: saturated with 2 to 2-1/2 inches + of rain/sogginess]

What a dark,dismal, blustery, windy and squally day. Breakfast in the salon is the only place warm and cozy for 100s of miles from here. I felt so sorry for Jacques, who, as is his daily ritual, got up, and sloshed his way accross to Paul’s bakery on the Rue de Meynadier, for our morning croissants addiction. When he returned he was drenched, and dripping of water, but he pulled out a dry bag filled with three much loved croissants. How when he was soaked to the skin, he managed to walk probably 1+1-1/2 miles and keep the bakery goods dry...

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Oct 9, 2018 - Vieux Port. [Justin 19th birthday!]

Good morning. When I saw this cake, and how much Justin loves Oreos cookies ands ice cream..... this is the better that I could do.... particularly with no kitchen or oven. It truly did look good enough to eat. When Jacques came back from the bakery with the croissants he asked me: “Robin you know, or recognize the smaller classic boat tied just next to us?. Jacques inquired of me with a grin on his face. “Yes, Robin, you should know....” he continued. “No..” I said. “It is a smaller classic, and really pretty — well taken care of...”. I...

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Oct 8, 2018 - Vieux Port. (Weather: cold and very windy in the bay)

Good morning. It is so wonderful to start my day off the same way— perfectly., (pic) Jacques was a tad bit delayed in getting the croissants here, because he ran into a friend. And when that happens we never know when he will return. And if he gets too sidetracked he will come back empty handed. We may have waited an extra long period of time, but when Jacques did return, he had Paul’s bakery croissants with him. The rest of the morning I spent organizing my room, and beginning to put things in my suitcase I know I was either not going to...

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Oct 7, 2018 - Vieux Port (Weather: torrential rain down pouring all day/night)

We all woke up to a very cold, and soggy wet day. The kind of day that you want to curl up on the couch in front of the fireplace, and cuddle under a duvet, with a good book. Nice thoughts — but impractical for the here and now. There was not much any of us could do, except wait for the waters from the sky to turn off. Milena’s decks were beginning to be saturated with water, and very cold to the feet. Poor Jacques, went out in this horrid weather to go up to Paul’s bakery (Rue de Meynadier), to get us daily croissants addiction: two...

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Oct 6, 2018 - Vieux Port (‘Beaumont’-Sur-Mer)my adaptation story of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS returning 30 years later!

Explanation behind today’s blog: Ok..... I admit I am star struck.... and today was the most perfect of days that let me put together a story around the 1988 film: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin. I did not realize that this movie was a re-make of a 1964 classic: BEDTIME STORY. (See plot and explanation below) (pic) (pic) (pic) My day comprised of nothing to take pictures of. I was readying myself slowly all day long, for my trip to Beaulieu-sur-Mer tonight. I had arranged for a limo service to drive us...

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Oct 5, 2018 - Vieux Port, Cannes. (Weather issues: gone and warnings are over)

Good morning..... according the Harbor and ‘Millie’ Lama.... all weather restrictions are now lifted. Yea! AND the Duty Free is over! Cannes is back to its normal hectic local life until the next event comes to town. I ate my breakfast a little bit faster this morning. (pic) . Marina and I had places to go, and things to do, and it is best we start early before it gets too hot. After stopping at a couple boutiques along the way, we worked our way up to the Cannes market, which I love. (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) Such a lively fun,...

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Oct 4, 2018 - Vieux Port, Cannes. (Weather issues: day #2: a lot of wind outside Vieux Port)

I was enjoying my freshly squeezed orange juice, egg white omelette, and latte, when Jacques arrived the my chocolate croissant and Marina’s raisin, with almond tarte. This is still the most delicious way to start a day. After finishing breakfast, Marina did her chores quickly, and I straightened up my stuff, so we could go to A darling boutique that Marina found yesterday. (pic) . By the time we got to this darling boutique, it was closed, and not scheduled to open again until tomorrow morning. Oh well. We continued walking along the...

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Oct 3, 2018 - Vieux Port. (Weather issues: still waiting, but. under warning)

When I got up this morning, the temperature was still very cold, as I huddled below deck, wishing for in instant fireplace to be installed, While enjoying my breakfast. (pic) Marina spent the morning cleaning up, and re organizing the boat. She unearthed my luggage from somewhere, and put it in the aft cabin. “I am putting your bags in the big cabin, just incase you would like to begin packing them. I am still on the boat for another 15 days, so I am in no rush to put things in my bag— other than my bathing suits. The water, and air are...

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Oct 2, 2018 - Vieux Port, Cannes. (Weather issues: no show)

I began my day with a very special breakfast. Marina had made me the most delicious fruit salad to go with my latte, chocolate croissant from “Paul’s” bakery and regular egg white omelette. (pic) I was sitting at the salon table and quietly blogging, when Christian appeared at the doorway with an arm full of flowers. (pic) “Pick one, Robin.” Christian kindly said. “OMG! You are kidding!” I exclaimed. “No, I am not..... pick one” Christian replied. I was over whelmed by his kindness/thoughtfulness, and picked the white roses....

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Oct 1, 2018 - Vieux Port, Cannes (weather issues: day #1)

Good morning. The talk of the harbor this morning is the “bad weather” that is heading our way for the next 4 days. Vieux Port is tieing down everything. Right now it is hard to imagine, since the sun is out, the sky is blue, and I have the perfect breakfast in front of me. (pic) After breakfast Jacques was beginning to adjust the anchor chain for wind. As he was operating the windless topside, not one was in the hole, to guide the chain — result total intanglement. (pic) (pic) Having solved this issue, that caught Marina off guard, she...

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Sep 30, 2018 - D/J: HBR: Harbor of Antibes to Vieux Port, Cannes [Diane and Jim leave :-(]

It was sad getting up this morning, knowing that Diane and Jim are being picked up by taxi at 9:15a.m., for Delta #212 flight to NYC which leaves Nice at 12:15p.m. (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) After Diane and Jim left, the crew organized Millie for departure. Jacques wanted to get back to Cannes today, because there is a severe weather front hitting this area tomorrow. (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) Once we got out in the open water, the sea was filled with rolly, polly, tops-tervey rollers...

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