Tour de France

July 24, 2011

Today (July 17th) – yes – my blog is about one week behind schedule – I’m trying to make sure my readers – all 5 of them – have a post everyday. Anyhow, today we wanted to go and check out the Tour de France. Stage 15 of the race was passing through a small […]

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Water Jousting

July 23, 2011

Special event took place in the port today – Water Jousting.  Yes – this jousting thing is usually done with a man & horse but not here in Marseillan.  They like to take advantage of the water   This sport was created centuries ago. Jousting is a huge water sport in the Languedoc region.  Marseillan, […]

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Blah, Blah, Blah

July 22, 2011

Blah, Blah, Blah is the name of a magazine here in the Languedoc region.  It comes out monthly and is bilingual.  (Some articles are in French and some are in English.)  It is fun to read about the Languedoc area and a great way for me to hone my French reading skills. What a funny […]

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Bastille Day

July 21, 2011

Chris started the morning with a run.  Good for him – I’m still tired from the 100 metre sprints we did the other day in the park, followed by lunges, chest and tricep exercises.  My body is screaming at me. Bastille Day is a big day in France.  I think it is their Canada Day.  […]

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Eve of Bastille

July 20, 2011

Fail day at the beach today – way too windy – should have known that after the nasty storm we had the night before.  Sand blowing – mussels washed up all over the beach. We decided to go and check out Marseillan Plage (we usually hang at Robinson Beach – love that strip of beach).  […]

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One Crazy Storm

July 19, 2011

After a wonderful dinner at Entre Ciel et Mer, the sky looked to be clearing up.  Or so we thought.  A massive thunderstorm rolled in later that night and woke us up from our deep sleep and ended up being a night to remember. I thought the house next door to us had been hit […]

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Entre Ciel et Mer

July 18, 2011

It’s so easy to be lazy in Marseillan.  I think we are going to have a serious shock to the body when we get back to Toronto.  I’m going to enjoy this as much as possible in the next few weeks.  Soak up as much sun as possible, drink as much wine as possible and […]

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Cite de Minerve

July 17, 2011

Time to visit another recommended spot on my awesome Languedoc – Herault map.  Today we took about a 1.5 hour drive to the Cite de Minerve. The highways in France are awesome.  Well paved, toll-highways with a speed limit of 130 km/h.  Some silly people still blast past you as if 130 isn’t fast enough. […]

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Spa Day

July 16, 2011

We hung out at the beach again today.  This is becoming a normal part of our routine.  We are going to miss the sun and sand when we go back to Toronto.  The Angels used to be afraid of the ocean.  Now they are diving under water looking for seashells, jumping off Daddy’s shoulders into […]

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Cote Sud

July 15, 2011

Tonight we dined out on banquette seating facing the port at a restaurant called Cote Sud. This restaurant didn’t offer a prix fixe option which was fine with us this time.  Neither of us were really that hungry (we’ve been eating so much), so we ordered a nice Nicoisse salad and wine (always wine).  I […]

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