The water at Marseillan-plage was the nicest it’s been all summer – perfect temperature for swimming (I like it Mediterranean-warm), a few small waves and not many other bathers. Soon the beaches will be even less crowded. September is our favourite time of year for swimming in the sea as the tourists have all gone but the water is still warm.
Then a coffee at one of the enjoyably tacky cafés near the beach – I thought this one had nice cups.
Back at home, Lo Jardinièr made chicken in white wine and cream sauce with red peppers and sautéed potatoes. He said it was very simple to make although he spent more time standing over a hot griddle than I would have wanted.
I love this time of year, when the summer season is over and the place returns to those who live there. As we’re still without an oven, the grill is becoming a part of our life, but it sure isn’t as easy as an oven. Lovely atmospheric post.
Yes, it’s the best time. Here everyone uses grills, usually outdoors even in winter, much more than ovens – in some ways it’s much easier and quicker.
It sounds like a prefect day. I love the beach too once all the tourists have gone and the water is perfect for swimming. Hope you are still reaping the benefits of your “day off”!
It was a good day off, and there should be many more before the water gets too cold around end of October usually.
oo that does look good.. and i miss the beach so much, say hi for me! c
I am with you! September is a better month for vacationing. Not only is cheaper to move around, but you don’t find huge crowds everywhere. As for the shots, I am really impressed on the coffee picture. Simply stunning!!!