RELAX DON'T DO IT!

On Friday (Sept. 8) I decide to leave my camping place in Ceriale, Italy, and take the train back to Nice. Good friends Jannicke and Kristen have invited me and I am turning 60. The morning is sacred. The ocean is quiet. A fisherman tries his luck. Small sounds of waves gently caress the shore. I feel as though I should continue kayaking but then I hear the lyrics of a song: Relax don't do it!  Ok I will relax enjoy some time off. 

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I shower and start packing my kayak. I will store it in a locked room. Clothes, and a towel, dry in the morning sun. 

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The owner drives me 5 km to the train station. I get my ticket then cross the street for a good cup of coffee and baguette with mozerella and tomato. 

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It's 2 hours to Nice. Will be fun watching the coastline. Retracing my steps, seeing where I have paddled.  

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Picked up by Jannicke and Kristen at the VilleFranche-sur-Mer station, we climb steps - a couple hundred meters - and soon experience the best view in Nice from the apartment.  Later, I am treated to a lovely three-course meal. Life is feeling better with each mouthful. 

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The chef and wife are lovely people and the food is excellent.

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The evening ends with good talks and candles.  

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The clock strikes 00:00. I am 60.....oops. 

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Sept 9, 2017

Begin the day with eggs, toast, fruit, and coffee. I don't feel any different.  Feel great. 

  Kristen is a great host.  

Kristen is a great host.  

Spend the morning relaxing. Rain comes and we pop into a local restaurant for Moules.  I am a bit cold, so I put on Kristen's sweater. 

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Afterward we head back to the flat and we all dip into a deep comfort zone called sleep. Refreshed after a couple of hours, we had back to celebrate my 60th at another local restaurant.  

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I have eaten enough food to last three days. But it tastes soooo good. And I am sooooo happy.  

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Head back home with the help of UBER. Great day. Relaxing, and no stress. Good to spend some nice moments with some good friends. Together we are better.