Aussie aussie aussie oi oi oi
Grand Prix was an experience! Webber winning was the cherry on top!!
The minute we walked into the beautiful flower lined streets of Monaco you could hear the roar of the engines of the cars doing practice laps, I have never been a 'car person' but that sound makes your adrenaline rush!
The wealth of Monaco is obvious everywhere, shops that sell Lear Jets...yes they were advertised and described like a real estate window.. now if only i had a spare 20 million euros!! (I would like a black one). The streets are spotless, such a well maintained city!
Our seats were right on the harbour, we looked down into the yachts moored there, these people live very privledged lives, waited on hand and foot! We were right above Richard Branston and his entourage.
We had amazing seats, we could see most of the track. The people of Monaco line the hills and cliffs above the town, it was a sea of people on balconies, rooftops, roadsides.. all there to have a good time, the atmosphere was electric. When Webber won, you could hear Aussie voices everywhere, chanting aussie aussie aussie, spine tingling stuff!
The italians are diehard Ferrari fans, a sea of red hats, shirts, flagwaving and clapping and cheering whenever a ferrari car passes. The germans were dressed in white and silver..much quieter, but still having a good time. BUT the day belonged to the aussies!!! loved it!!
Tonight when we came back we went to a little roadside restaurant for tea.... Ian wanted to try the local speciality, mussels..we ended up sharing a table with a lovely couple from Lebanon, which was handy because the lady could speak french!! the man was a pilot and gave us some tips on where to travel, and where wasnt worth going...so our plans may change!! We also had a few drinks with a young aussie couple on honeymoon, and a couple from Tassie!! oh and Ian loved the mussels.. or the moules as they say in French!!
We are getting gamer and are using a few french words to get what we want!!
Next time I write we should be in Barcelona...or Rome!
Because of the British Airports being closed, the Poms are all using the trains to get as close to Britain as they can.. so we may have to go the other way...to Rome due to the over booked trains...either way I am sure it should be fun!!