Sunday, June 24, 2012
I am in the middle of week-long swing through our European operations, which will by my return have taken me to London, Dublin, southern France, and Lyon, with stopovers in Frankfurt and Brussels. We did, however, rather brilliantly contrive to spend most of this weekend in Nice, and got in a beautiful and relaxing day on Saturday. And then, this morning I caught the swim and the first transition of the Nice IRONMAN. I took a few pictures.
A French vintner with a sense of humor...
Fresh almonds in the Nice farmer's market. I had never seen them before.
For the life of me, I do not understand why they call it the Cote d'Azur...
From the rooftop pool a the hotel (not the best sight, but the only one suitable for a family blog).
The same tower at night.
The churning Med during the swimming leg of the Nice IRONMAN. Cote d'Azur airport is in the background.
A shot of the "T1" transition area, with Nice's most famous hotel in the background.
And coming out of T1.
On to Lyon.
Wow, adding Nice IM to my bucket list... I have a sister up in Normandy and have spent lots of time there, but really want to see this coast sometime. Georgeous pictures... Thanks!! (and I hope you get to catch a stage of the TdF too)