View from UV Tent
It rained almost every day when we were in Maranello.
And on our last weekend there, Hubby said that we would go to the beach rain or shine. Such bravado.
He was lucky the skies were kind to him and gave us pretty good weather the Saturday in question.
We had to drive hours though to get to the beach. This time around we went to the Mediterranean coast. You park along the road, walk through a nature reserve and then you are at the beach.
What I like about this beach is the lack of up-for-rent parasols and loud music. You basically choose your spot and just settle down and that's just the way I like it. OK, so I'm a cheapskate, but honestly it breaks my heart to pay a few dozen euros for a parasol and 2 chairs.
I turned up with a UV tent for the kids (but I was the one who spent time inside), a baby water melon and lots of newspapers (Le Monde). Sand and sea water do not really appeal to me. A pain trying to eat watermelon and not chew sand at the same time.
I will write on our other beach outing to Rimini (great seafood restaurant) and our short visit to this charming town just after the Med Coast beach outing another day. Have to get back to the washing and horrible administrative details (newsflash : just discovered that Eldest Son's passport has expired since March and so much for my plans to send him back to Singapore for his Summer hols in July!)