09 March 2014
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06 March 2014
The sun shone and the gorilla had the best seat in the house! What a fabulous day in Villefranche sur Mer, with my friend Sylvie, for the Combat Naval Fleuri (Naval Battle of the Flowers). The boats (these are called pointu) take off for a parade around the port.
Later the battle begins ...
05 March 2014
The festival is due to take place today with hopefully better weather than Monday when it had ot be postponed due to rain.
More tomorrow ...
04 March 2014
Yesterday, the annual Naval Battle of the Flowers was due to take place in Villefranche-sur-Mer, just along the coast from Monaco. I went along with my friend Sylvie but it rained and it rained and eventually it was postponed. It will now take place tomorrow. Here you see some of the boats, waiting to be filled with floats made of flowers - which stand, happily undercover, on the edge of the port.
Sylvie and I got rather wet but ended up having a great lunch and drowning our sorrows. We'll go back on Wednesday.