Friday, April 9, 2010
Today is a beautiful day, near 70 degrees, not a cloud in the sky. We spent some time on the beach which started to get crowded about noon, the water temperature is still cool but not too cold to take a dip. Even with the sunblock, I am feeling a bit of redness. Barb said no more talk about the coffee grinder in the blog, but I felt some people might need closure on this issue since it has not been fully resolved. So, after this post, no more about the lack of grinders in Nice. I think the reason for the lack of grinders is most people have an espresso machine that grinds the beans as part of the process so there is no need for a grinder, other folks, fluent in French, can obtain coffee ground to the correct coarseness, so there is no need for the sale of grinders. Enough said. Tomorrow we move to the beach apartment, we are going to miss the old town, everything is so close and convenient; we really know our way around, the vegetable and wine merchants know us, and except for the one aforementioned item we were able to get everything we needed here. The beach apartment is about 1 1/2 miles to the West but in the newer section of town which is more touristy, and a bit more industrial. Hopefully the new place will be quieter. because of the narrow lanes, it is very noisy here with the motorcycles, cars, construction etc. The beach apartment is on the main road, but I think it should be a bit quieter, we shall hear.