Today was yet another beautiful day. How fortunate for us to arrive in Cannes, while the film festival is still going on.
We started our day on yet another early wake up, and out the freakin door by 8am. We had to tender this time into the port of Cannes. We drove to a neighboring mid-evil town called Antibes. Established part in the 900's and another part in the 1200's. A fishing village where Picaso hung out a lot with the local fisherman back in his hey day. Hence his normal attire of a strip shirt and rolled up white pants. That's what the local fisherman wore back then. He copied their look.
Cute little village. We strolled around and took pictures. Then it was off to the Absinthe tasting. Mind you its 10:30 am. But we were troopers and went along with it. The locals when drinking absinthe will wear all kinds of different hats. So they provided them for us. I was already sporting my own for the day, and they told me that I had to put theirs on. I picked out the most fitting one for us. Mind you, we had already been drinking the absinthe (see photo).
After a little shopping and cafe, we headed back to the boat to refresh and head back out to the city of Cannes. By this time the city is mobbed with tourist, and movie industry people. We did see some models on the red carpet and some people really decked out headed inside the festival. Was really hoping to see someone famous, but they won't hang out with the peasants. They were body guards and police everywhere. Security was extremely high.
There were so many people out and about we started to feel like heading back. I'm getting too old for huge crowds.
I did get to see one topless lady on the beach there but she looked to be about 70 yrs old. She was the only one that was very comfortable in her own skin. And of course you had some people snapping away with their camera.
Back on the ship they the crew threw us a huge bbq up on deck as we sailed away. Quite the soirée, with a ton of food, live music and apparently the crew is going to do a song and dance for us. John and I high tailed it out of there before that happened. Those poor people. Don't they do enough for us? Sheesh...
We said good bye to France and hello to Italy tomorrow :-)