Saturday, June 23, 2012

Nice Stake Activity, Saint Marguerite

Today we traveled to Cannes for a Nice Stake Activity.  We sailed to the Island of Saint Marguerite just off the coast of Cannes, France.  It wasn't that hard, we just let the boat do all the work.  We had Four of the Young Adults from our ward attend.  The island was a prison fortress established around 1570.  It is where the Legend, Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned from 1669 to his death .  The legend is true, its just no one really knows who the mans identity truly was.   The island can be walked from one end to the other in a half hour.  The water is green to blue in color, the vegetation goes from pine trees and eucalyptus to ferns and tropical vegetation.  The views are spectacular and the island itself is beautiful.  We had lunch there and then did the walk around the entire island.  It was about 92 degrees, but mostly shade unless you went down to the waters edge.  Cannes is a clean and beautiful ville.  Southern France definitely has a different feel to it.  The way people dress on the riviera is a lot different from the way they dress up north.  Sort of like Malibu on steroids.   It was nice to be able to share this with Jared.  I wish I could share it with all of my kids.  As always I love the JA of Marseille.  They are so kind and thoughtful to mom and me. 
Coming into Saint Marguerite

Small group of the young adults of Nice Stake

Cannes From Saint Marguerite

Cannes From Saint Marguerite

Jared, Orianne, Fany and Emma

Fany, Jeannine, Jared, Orianne, Emma and Rich

Cannes from Saint Marguerite

Fort wall

I learn that about 50% of the people on these boats are naked.

Saint Marguerite on the far side of the island.

Cannes centre ville

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