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It’s Thursday, and the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville is overflowing with flowers…ours really do need refreshing, so I picked up these beauties before we headed south to the sea.04091501 am flowers refreshedA perfect little craft is ready to head out, and we’re soon all aboard, leaving Cassis harbor, passing a string of mini sailors learning the ropes.04091501 Cassis sailingOut to sea, turn right, and there’s the first calanque, those intriguing slivers of turquoise water cutting into the coast between Cassis and Marseilles. 04091501 perfect dayWe sneak in for a peek, then head back out to sea, 04091501 Cassis sea from calanqueturning right to the next one. The prettiest of all, with a tiny beach accessible only by boat or on foot, a few hearty souls are grabbing some springtime sun. 04091501 tiny beachThe captain offers Kirk the wheel for a bit – I think he handles it well!04091502 at the wheelThen he pilots us back into colorful Cassis,04091502 back to portjust in time for lunch-with-a-view at Nino’s.04091502 ninos

We check out a few colorful boutiques, 04091503 boutiquesthen head back to Aix. We’ve got a couple of hours before the evening concert, so Kirk continues painting the bathroom (soon it’ll be ready to show off!) and I climb a ladder to clean our 9 feet off the floor windows – yes, it’s spring cleaning time!04091503 spring cleaning ladder neededSpruced up again, we’re off to  St. Jean de Malte in the Mazarin area of Aix, 04091503 st jean de malte concertwhere Cafe Zimmerman presents an evening of Bach cantatas…..04091504 bachthe words of one are especially appropriate: “I have enough – I am content”, reminding us of how privileged we are to enjoy life in wonderful Aix with each other, and to share its beauties with so many Music and Markets guests!