Sleeping in, the guys feel a little run down or sick this morning.
Maybe too many cigarettes.
Today there is laundry to be done.
The front desk directs us to a nearby laundrette and cafe down the block.
While the laundry dries, we spend a few hours enjoying croissants and espresso
and later a fresh chef salad.
Back in the room, we clean up, change clothes, and relax.
A tour of the typical Etap accommodation:
The spacious and clean restroom…
…the dorm style furniture with a queen sized bed below and a twin bed above.
…and we mustn’t forget the view…
Restless in the room,
featured in the guidebook.
Out for a walk in the afternoon along the Promenade des Anglais,
some sights we saw along the way.
Through the trees, the ornately tiled “onion domes” of St. Nicholas come into view,
but getting closer we find the gates are locked.
No Cathedral today, and unsure what else to do,
we make the walk back to the hotel to regroup
and happen to pass through the blue tunnel from the night before.
The sun sinks as we watch airliners take off and land over the French Riviera
while skipping sea-polished stones over the smooth Mediterranean shore.
Soon, I return to the room to rest
while the guys stay out late on the beach to relax and enjoy the new surroundings.