With a free weekend of hot, sunny weather, most of us felt that visiting the Mediterranean Sea was a fine idea. After a lovely train ride through the mountains, we arrived in Cassis. Since we didn’t know the bus schedule, we chose to walk to the beach, which was a great adventure. Since no one wanted to take their DSLR cameras to the beach, many of us were disappointed that we didn’t have them to capture the fantastic scenery. However, it was pretty nice to be able to focus on our surroundings with our own eyes as opposed to a lens. Fortunately, most of us had our phones or point-and-shoot cameras to take a few photos.
A street filled with shops and bakeries led up to the harbor. We were surprised to find that the beach was very small. It was framed by very large rocks and cliffs, and the water was beautiful to look and even better to swim in. Kristen and Katie were brilliant enough to stop at a shop and pick up some pool floats, which we had a blast with in the water. We also ventured away from the beach to climb on the rocks and check out the pier.
After a day of sunshine and water, we returned to Arles in time to see the fireworks which kicked off tomorrow’s Bastille Day celebrations. Needless to say, nothing beats a great day at the sea.