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Sunday, May 27, 2012


We left Cannes and motored all of the way to Nice in perfectly calm seas.  The huge motor yachts moored in the bays outside of Juan les Pins and Antibes were an extension of the incredible displays of affluence in Cannes.  


The Port of Nice is quite small, but still had a few big boats including Mirabella III (she is a  mere 136 feet long).

We had seen the extensive housing development along the bay but the Nice port was compact, underdeveloped and rustic.  It was only when we caught the bus and went into the Centre Ville that we realised just how large and majestic this city is.

The city is centred on the Plaza Massena which is surrounded by kilometres of shopping streets.  The main street, Avenue Jean Medecin is wide, and in one area, covered with a porticoed verandah. 
sculptures in Nice

It was not hard to imagine the bedecked socialites of the 19th century strolling the boulevard with a parasol on their wrist and a thorough gentleman beside them.

Later we caught a bus to the Musee Marc Chagall and was enthralled by his history and the religious and rustic themes of his art works.  Another bus brought us back right to the yacht where we found a gift;  a copy of the 'Old man and the sea' resting on our door-  Martin and Merrilee had arrived.

Next morning M & M came to the boat and we set off together for San Remo.

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