I'm calling it a electrical water vacuum cleaner, what a great little gadget, there were a number of them around the harbour, "the silent achievers" and the water was clean without and rubbish free.
“there’s money in them there beaches”
We ate out a few times as you do on holidays breakfast is simple and easy in France.
If you’re just passing through finding a restaurant it can be a bit of a challenge, many restaurants during the summer peak season are of course al fresco picturesquely situated in the town squares or out on the pedestrian areas. None seem to be smoke free, maybe they didn't get the memo.
The golden rule is, if it looks like a tourist trap then it probably is a tourist trap. The same rule applies everywhere.
Also be aware that a bottle of water can cost €9 a pleasant surprise on the bottom line.
In southern France salad chevre chaud reigns supreme it seams to be the standard on all menus, and it’s abused as much here as the Caesar salad in other countries.
I was also a little surprised that pizza and pasta has become the prominent menu fare and restaurant theme in this part of France, but if Stockholm can be the home of the hamburger, then why not.
We ate the seafood, mostly it comes from the Atlantic side of the country, you cant beat it, I avoid the mussels but lots don't.
We tried the local socca, wood fired chickpea “pancake” try it for breakfast or snack with black pepper, it may not move heavens and earth but a culturally correct local grab and go, been there done that.
This broom for me was an awakening, here we have a modern city with some extreme wealth and a large busy city council.
They're continuously cleaning and polishing their mother load "the old city and harbour" and all of the council workers work with these brooms, these brooms other EU countries would assume are straight from the middle ages. Imagine the repercussions if council workers in your country were given one of these to work with.
There would be workers rights demands, quoted union paragraphs and strikes. I assume they're locally produced, "china wouldn't even export them" they're plastic free, biodegradable and the list goes on.