Monday, March 22, 2010

mini adventure - epic hike on st patty's day

wednesday brought another cote d'azur adventure with the same lovely ladies. 
hiking to the village of eze.
we got a late start, but took the train to the eze station, and decided to take our chances on the looming grey skies and do the hike to the village at the top of the mountain.  tour books say the hike takes 60-90 minutes.  we were trying to make the last bus, which would leave from the top in under an hour.
here's the view after 20 minutes:
yes we started at the train tracks along the sea.  most of the path looked like this:
mixed with many steep sets of stairs that could easily be hundreds of years old.  but! no time to stop and take pictures! ha ha  (i snuck some when we stopped for water, but i will return with a longer afternoon ahead of me the next time)
apparently if you go on a clear day, you can see as far as corsica. 
finally we reached the top.  and thankfully decided to wander for a bit instead of just racing for the bus.  we needed something to reward the effort!
we ended up having to take a bus in the opposite direction - to monaco - to catch the train back to nice where we had dinner.  monaco is gorgeous at night.
nice is pretty too!
more pics here.
sweaty me, at the top!
(i'm happy to report, that even though i imagined i wouldn't be able to walk the next day, my muscles weren't even sore - only the shoulder that carried the camera bag. whoo hoo)


  1. yes! i am so happy you visited and included Eze, i went years ago and this brought back such wonderful memories. great photos too ..wasn't it all worth the climb? :)

  2. Beautiful pictures. Hope that you are going to frame some of these.
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  3. Such gorgeous pics!!!!! What a great adventure!

  4. the bluey/green well thing, was that in someones garden?

  5. Stopping by from SITS and so glad I did. Absolutely beautiful photos of an absolutely beautiful part of the world! Breathtaking views. Looks like it was a lovely adventure.

  6. OH! What beautiful photos :D I love them!

  7. literally. my breath was taken away by those photos...beautiful!

  8. This looks like a perfect day for a hike. Lucky you :)


  9. this looks so beautiful! The night photos especially!
    I'm new to your blog, its great :)

  10. So fun! and sooo pretty! x x nadine

    i can't get over how absolutely BEAUTIFUL these pictures are!!
    i wish i could be there with you!!

  12. Wow! Seems like u had amazing fun.. :)

  13. Gorgeous photos! That looks like a perfect day. That camera bag soreness is pesky, but so worth it!

  14. EEEeeeee! This is where the mister and I went on our honeymoon!! Isn't it the most beautiful place on earth? B & I are so happy you got to experience the loveliness of Eze.

  15. Gorgeous pictures!! :) That looks like a wonderful time!

    I'm off to add you on Formsprings, just added it myself..

  16. That's so beautiful - I want to go there! :)

  17. How gorgeous!!! What a perfect looking hike. Great pictures... I really want to know what's in that door with the question mark! :D Funny signs in foreign countries are some of my favorite things.

  18. Hi!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog- I've been going through your older posts since then.
    Also, if we don't get matched up with Happy Mail we should just do it ourselves and get to know each other!
    I've been writing 'real letters' to a few women that I have met through Happy Mail or blogs now and I just love it!

  19. Thank you for commenting on my brought me to yours which I love! I went on a vacation to the southern region of France last year and immediately recognized your photograph of the garden at Eze. It reminded me so much of Edward Scissorhands for some reason, so awesome. I will email you about exchanging post. xx! Jaime


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