Saturday 24th May - Riviera Retreat to Sainte Maxime - Almost Home!
Shared the start of the day's trail with Janet and Ron for 10km on the Chemin des Pignes in glorious still sunshine. Then, hugs and goodbyes as we headed off alone again to Sainte Maxime. Territory began to get more and more familiar as we passed villages and vineyards that have been our backyard away from home for years.
Just a few tears were hidden under the helmet as we entered Sainte Maxime and headed to the beach for our picnic lunch. We treated ourselves to a beer on the sand before checking in to our final hotel stop. Jane had always wanted to stay over on the coast with the opportunity to indulge with food and wine. We had a great evening out and now, just need to steel ourselves for the 12 mile climb to Canebieres in the morning.
So, this adventure is shortly to close but it seems some more ideas may be brewing . . .