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I hope that we can "storm the beaches" again in 2021 (ready to lead the charge).


 

We hurtle down the last few hundred feet of steep lavender lined cobbled slope shaded by majestic umbrella pines - around a last hairpin turn and there they are: The blue-white Pampelonne beaches, of St Tropez. Their indecent beauty almost defeats words. With the scents of lavender, pine and salt sea air, you can get dizzy on the aromatics. It's a Mediterranean performance or perhaps a preview of heaven. Our daredevil, fifteen year old driver, (Sylvain) gets an unappreciative look from my mom. My brother (Brice) and sister (Annick) whoop as if practiced, as they leap from the open-sided Mercedes shuttle. I calmly gather my things. This tranquil and elegant beach cove is private for hotel guests - no chic crowds here - just a few quiet guests and valets dressed in beige. The Pampelonne beaches are topless (nude if you like), Annick peels topless just before she hits the waves. Brice, ever the considerate brother says, “Come ON, RELAX, you’ll just look like one of the BOYS.” Which earns him the old, American, one-finger salute. I missed vacations this year and the beaches - where hours stretch, with blissful laziness, to the rhythm of nature. Will we ever get back to some pre-pandemic "normal"?

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Date: 1/4/2021 11:13:00 AM
Trump has put everything on hold until you ripen! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 1/5/2021 10:44:00 AM
Too true! Every month of quarantine more eggs get dumped down the drain! Orangeman does not understand peaches! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 1/4/2021 11:55:00 AM
Ripen? I'm going to spoil on the shelf! Aloha! Rico
Date: 1/4/2021 8:50:00 AM
We must get back to the beaches soon or die...Enjoyed the read. All the best in 2021
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Date: 1/4/2021 11:54:00 AM
Yeah, die of boredom *gagging sound*. Happy New Year Arturo!
Date: 1/4/2021 3:32:00 AM
I hope we get back to normal someday. God bless you friend
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Date: 1/4/2021 5:52:00 AM
Thank you - “freedom in ‘21!” Is my new chant -(Freedon in 20’ seemed to flop)