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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Swimming, Painting, Eating....Warning

The Calanques of Cassis are limestone fjords for swimming and boating.  Last weekend we drove to Cassis at the end of the day and found a parking spot near the Calanque where you can bring your dog, and hiked up and down and up and down to find a very cool swimming beach with very salty buoyant water. Even Frank swam.

Les Calanques 

Near Cassis near sundown

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JumpingJorgie:  into the warm salty water

photos by Jorgie

Sitting across from the nexus of our village, Frank painted a postcard size painting of the road to Lambesc, to the right of his easel in the photo, and moved up to this larger canvas.

Frank painting the main road in Rognes
This car is in our backyard, over the property line. Perfect for a photo shoot. Baguette, dog and kid only add to it....

Arlo, Baguette, Car, credit, Jorgie.

We eat every day and some meals don't require photos....but this morning we ate a fried egg over the leftover onion tart I made the other day with tomatoes that are REAL tomatoes and, omg, the Provencal melon...but, to clarify, these are the tomatoes and melons of my youth, the ones we'd eat from the local farm near my Grandparents' home in Glen Mills, PA. Just biting into these delights and the local nectarines zipped me back in time to hot summer afternoons at Grandma's, with my brothers, eating pounds of incredibly juicy and REALLY fresh produce that I thought I'd never taste again......until I am so appreciative of this small but really satisfying revelation....

Just a pretty breakfast
Caption contest: What was I risking hiking down this way????


  1. Frank and Muffy, thanks for sharing your adventure... looks absolutely beautiful... really nice.

  2. Hi Bruckmans, Don & Diana here.
    Well there you are looking good in France. We certainly wish you well on this adventure in your lives.
    We're glad you are going to blog this, and are looking forward to following your year.
    As you know, Diana and I have a new career in Paris - apartment and pet sitting in view of the Eifel Tower. Our first trip in August 2017 was such a wonderful experience. We too blogged that trip and you can see it at:

  3. The French rarely warn you off stuff, so I'd say it's probably a good idea to stay off that area unless you want to roll down...