Now that the wind has calmed down, and Liam has discovered his love of the beach… it was time for a proper beach day!!!
We headed back down to Calvi beach and set ourselves up on the sand for a couple of hours of play… and then wandered over to “Octopussy” beach restaurant for a late lunch. And a couple of glasses of wine, cuz we’re on holiday!
Liam had a fabulous time, we ate too much good food, and it was an absolutely fabulous afternoon!
Afterwards we took a quick jaunt into Calvi again as we promised Liam an ice cream… and happened upon a little bakery that sold ‘Pain Maquis’ which is fresh bread baked with a local blend of Maquis herbs. “Maquis” is the corsican scrubland and the herbs that grow under the brush, and the Maquis blend of herbs generally also contains: Rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, mint… it varies a bit, and smells divine. The bread was probably the best I’ve ever eaten (says mum) and I’m rather desperate for another loaf before we leave!!!
I wonder if we could duplicate it with ‘herbs de provence’!? I may have to learn to make bread!!!
Anyway, it was a great day, the pics speak for themselves… starting to realize we’re running out of days!
We must be doing something right, because Liam slept in until after 10 am!!
At the beach, with the Calvi citadel in the background! You can see a kids floating play area, but it was too windy to attempt that... oh well!
Playing in the sand
Running with joy!
Taking a break to play in the city daddy built him.
We have a lot of 'running in and out of the water' shots!
Exploring the beach with mumma!
Chilled, tuckered boy, taking a rest on the beach towels.
Lunch in the shade at Octopussy restaurant, Calvi beach.
Our view of the citadel, as we ate lunch in the sand.
Doesn't he look happy?
An ice cream in the old town of Calvi. This time, 'kinder' flavoured!