Sunday, May 15, 2011

Day 18 Nice, Monaco, and Italy

No dew and very few mosquitoes last night. We are near Marine land so the seals barked all night. They didn't bother my sleep but John was kept awake by them and what he described as a Russian disco? Interesting but I slept through that also. Before long we were in Nice which was very nice:-) The promenade was very wide and we had a bike lane for for many miles. Nice has wide streets, great old buildings, streetfuls of pedestrians walking miles of shop filled streets. A large and attractive city. We roll on though - actually we climbed and climbed. The Alps reach right out to the med so it was up and down all day. We stop for lunch at a small town and find a pastry shop for lunch - John is a happy camper. Monte Carlo is next and on entering town there was a sign to the Jardin exotic so I thought why not visit this exotic garden for a rest break. The road started up the mountain and kept going up. We finally struggled to the garden for some great photos overlooking the city. Down we rolled through town and headed for Italy. More climbing and soon it begins to drizzle. Shortly after crossing the border we spot a campground and ask for a covered spot. We end up on a concrete floored work shed which we are happy to have for 15 E. We walk to town for a spaghetti plat du jour. The rain becomes a deluge but by the time dinner is over the rain has stopped. Short miles but a great day. Total expenses 91 E - much higher than yesterdays 34.

Keep Rolling,

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