Angus insisted on this picture as we were driving out of Mèze.
Everyone but Janet went in for a dip. I opted to take pictures on the beach. Max was the first one in and people sitting outside at the cafe on the beach clapped for him.
We never did figure out who Mèze was playing but they were not winning. We were part of a small but enthusiastic crowd.
Today Max and Angus bought saucisson à l'ane (donkey), au taureau (bull) et au sanglier (wild boar). Taureau was not as popular as the others.
Our friend Pascal took us out on Saturday afternoon to see the oyster parks in the sea in front of Mèze and nearby Bouzigues.
Every Saturday and Sunday, families come to the port restaurants for oysters and other seafood delights. This Sunday we joined them and had a great meal in the sunshine.
This is Max's school uniform...he has flip flops on in case you are wondering.
The soft sand is the perfect place to practice. Angus and I have decided that we will accomplish this (no walls allowed) before we leave Mèze.
We have had a few nights of "les vents violents" which has washed tons of seaweed and garbage on to the beach. There was some talk in the newspaper about cleaning it up but it hasn't happened yet. I think that it is quite normal for this time of year.
Poussan is a village about a 10 minute drive from Mèze. The ancient Roman road, Via Domitia an road runs along the outskirts of the village for 6.5 km. We took the walk and explored the area. This was the first Roman road built in Gaul. It is named for Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus who ordered it built.
Angus couldn't wait to get home to sample the baguettes just out of the oven.
This one is for you Andrea!
This happens every shopping trip.