This is my story of my bicycle adventures around the world.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
May 15, 2019 Logistics Day Marseille
No bike to unpack, no clothes to launder, just shower and
relax.No sleep either as I suffer from
The warm sunny days have been replaced with heavy clouds and
a cold wind.Looks like rain for the
We headed out to see the Notre Dame de la Garde which is a
huge cathedral which is on a very tall hill overlooking Marseille.This is a very famous place as it was heavily
fortified during ww2 but had to be taken so that the landing in Marseille could
proceed.However it had to be taken
without being destroyed. Muslim troops from North Africa were sent in
and 20,000 died taking the cathedral, but they saved the cathedral. No air
support and no artillery. It is a
magnificent structure and is the site of one of the earliest places which have
evidence of Christianity west of Rome.
The climb up the hill was worth it, as it is one of the most
magnificent cathedrals eclipsed by only Remys or the Norte Dame in Paris. Not the largest by any means but the work
inside is unbelievable.I will let the
pictures speak for themselves.
The walk down the hill and back to main inner harbour was
easy and there we enjoyed a burger and fries on the water front.
Back to the Orange store and no line up to day (less than 30
minutes).Fixed up with a sim card and
on the way back to the apartment. It must be time for a beer.
Bob and I walked around the corner to the Intermarche and
picked up some supper for the crew.Bob
said How about ice cream and strawberries for desert?”They were great.
Tomorrow we are off to Arles. At least I get to ride in the