Hanging out with the rich and famous on day 18

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Photoshopping my way through St Tropez
Today is a tourist brochure dream.  We’re in St. Tropez, France, the home of sandy beaches, shopping and visited by the rich and famous.  Since we are neither rich nor famous we’re hoping to spot someone who is just to see what rich and famous looks like in person.  

The port is beautiful.  It’s a small town spread along a waterfront filled with expensive yachts and fronted with small cafes and shops.  Window-shopping could be a full time occupation here because My God The Prices!!!  Since I didn’t think $300 was what I wanted to pay for a pair of admittedly very nice sandals I limited myself to only looking.  Buying was out of the question until we happened to find the Saturday Market in operation.  The prices were more than reasonable and Cathy and I went happily from one market vendor stall to another and buying things.  My husband found another guy from the ship and they talked while we shopped.

Unfortunately there were no books available so we consoled ourselves by having a spaghetti lunch and wine at one of the waterfront cafes.  An Italian lunch in a French cafĂ©.  Afterward we visited a small waterfront art museum, Musee de L’Annoncaide, that had some nice paintings by artists such as Henri Matisse and Paul Signac.  

We strolled around town and along the water to the Port des Pecheurs before returning to the Prinsendam.  As our ship sailed out into the Mediterranean we passed many beautiful sailboats.  Dinner on board had a formal “Speakeasy”  theme tonight but I couldn’t figure out anything special to wear so just wore a long dress.  Didn’t flappers wear short dresses during speakeasy days anyway?  The show afterward was quite special however.  The Unexpected Boys sang and the show was one of the best I’ve ever seen, anywhere.

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Photoshopping my way through St Tr…
Photoshopping my way through St T…
A back street
A back street
Along the St Tropez waterfront
Along the St Tropez waterfront
Shopping in the Saturday Market
Shopping in the Saturday Market
Thats a mural in a restaurant
That's a mural in a restaurant
My husband deciding on his next ya…
My husband deciding on his next y…
View toward Port des Pechuers
View toward Port des Pechuers
My husband looking at the bay
My husband looking at the bay
The old harbor defenses
The old harbor defenses
Another back street
Another back street
A beautiful day for sailing
A beautiful day for sailing
It doesnt get any better than thi…
It doesn't get any better than th…
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