Day 442 – Friday 24th May 2019
An overcast day and the start of our last week in Antibes.
To Monaco for Free Friday and the first thing we see coming out of the station….
Out of the station we headed for some stands to watch a bit of a Formula 2 race.
It was a fairly dull affair until Michael Schumacher’s son, Mick, nudged a car while trying to undertake at Rascasse and the track was completely blocked bringing the whole race to a shuddering halt.
Next stop was the Fan Zone to see the drivers interviewed
Later we had a walk up Le Rocher to the palace to see the views
Sir Philip Green’s boat, Lionheart, is nearly always parked in Port Herclue and he’s obviously not going to let a little thing like his business empire collapsing around him limit his spending so he’s here again.
A berth for a 90m boat like Green’s Lionheart costs €109,000 for the Grand Prix week. Even a more modest 40m yacht will cost you at least €20,000 in Port Herclue. Around the corner in Port de Fontvieille a 40m mooring costs just €10,000 for Grand Prix week.
To end the day we had a walk on the track.
Day 443 – Saturday 25th May 2019
A scorching day. After yesterday’s exertions we sat around reading and getting sunburnt.
Day 444 – Sunday 26th May 2019
It rained early morning but by lunchtime it was boiling. We decamped to the bar to watch the GP with some pizza.
It was a bit of a dull affair, I never knew Lewis Hamilton had his PSV and I’m glad I didn’t spend €1,000+ on tickets. If Max Verstappen can’t overtake a car with dodgy tyres in 40+ laps then I think Monaco as an actual race is finished.
Day 445 – Monday 27th May 2019
A cold overcast day with drizzle. Did nothing really.
Day 446 – Tuesday 28th May 2019
A mixed day.
Day 447 – Wednesday 29th May 2019
A beautiful sunny day, Ate and played cards by the van, far too hot to do anything else.
Day 448 – Thursday 30th May 2019
Our last day in Antibes and it was an absolute scorcher. Went to Saint Paul de Vance for a picnic lunch and a nose about.
Tomorrow we start our journey back to the UK 😀