The Splendid Hotel
Monument to General DeGaulle
McD's French menu
The sea was choppy but nothing too bad going on the tender....we saw all of the above except Monaco not knowing that it had been excluded from our itinerary and 8 hours later with our knees crippled from smashing them into the seat in front of us on a bus with too many seats we were still expecting to go around a corner and see Monaco before us but it didn't happen. Instead the bus pulled up to the pier where our ship lay anchored out in the bay and then we got on the lifeboat and rode back to the ship. It was the tender from hell and while I'm not easily frightened I was scared on this ride even though I know the lifeboats are unsinkable. The rage and the power of the ocean is awesome and something to behold but still scary as hell when you can't see the sky, just a furious tall wall of churning water coming violently at you. So, yes I was scared and it's not just riding the enormous swells high above you but getting on and off the tender that can be tricky and worrisome with the sea churning below. However, my exit turned out to be perfectly timed thanks to a well experienced crew.
I was strong and healthy when we left this morning but somewhere along the line I picked up a cold or something; coughing, eyes watering, difficulty breathing and a fierce headache. I am miserable and upset but still glad to have gone and experienced Cannes and Nice with views of the Swiss Alps. We saw the hospital where Brad and Angelina's twins were born, we were able to shop at the flea market that takes place on the street once a week in lieu of the flower market and I bought the cutest little music boxes.
We had a nice lunch in an Irish Pub as well. It wasn't Monaco but we got pretty close and that was a good thing.....I guess...