A half hour walk on a previous route - this time checked the map BEFORE leaving, so knew where I was for a change. Continental breakfast (café au lait, a danoisiere (flaky, buttery croissant with perhaps a plum jam inside: mmmm) and a jus à l'orange avec glace. Then wandered around for a couple of hours, returning at noon for siesta. Oh wait...

Later, that same day...

Managed to exhaust myself with two long strolls through town today. The first was described earlier. The second, for about 2½ hours, took me to the train station (so I knew I could find it), then over and around a few streets on the way back to Cours Mirabeau (CM from now on). There I rested on a bench and struck up a conversation with a retired molecular biologist from Groningen, Holland. His French wasn't as good as mine, and my English was almost as good as his. Then on the way back to my room, stopped at an Italian deli for a box of ralioli and a bottle of wine, to eat in tonight.

That's all until tomorrow, unless I think of more. Au revoir!