One of the highlights of this place, was the lovely walking path that you can take from Old town Antibes, winding along the coast, past beaches and parks, around the peninsula to Cap D’Antibes (there is a famous hotel at the called Hotel du Cap–Eden Roc, where past guests include Marlene Dietrich, Duke/Duchess of Windsor, Elizabeth Taylor). Looking at its surroundings, I can see why–a subdued richness and privacy with gorgeous views of the ocean (contrasting the blatant excess of luxury in nearby Cannes).
Below are some lovely photos of our walkie. There is always something meditative about watching the ocean, the vastness of it beneath the open sky and the perpetual rushing waves; One can find so many important Life analogies and philosophies by just staring at the open sea. For example, gazing at the horizon, how it seems to expand endlessly outward, reminds me that I am but one little piece of the world and whatever worries I may have, they are really not a big deal in the big picture. And the never-ending rhythm of the waves serve as a soothing reminder that life goes on, regardless of sunshine or blustering storm. Or, looking at the sandy beach, how it is really comprised of millions of singular grains, each unique and different–formed in their own way (wave upon wave crashing, shaped by other grains with the course of time) is representative I think, of every person–their uniqueness, formed by their experiences surrounding them and how each one of us is important, all contributing to form this beach of humanity!!! (sarcasm–hehe twas going a bit overboard I know, but you get my point: the sea is a lovely thing to behold)
So! The trail at areas, became a bit narrow and difficult to navigate (well, we were wearing our walking gear of …flip flops–not exactly supportive hiking/walking shoes–but we made do). The unique view too of being on a chunk of land jutting out such that your view is 180+..208…214 hehe degrees of open sea, gives a feeling of freedom that one wouldn’t get when just looking say, at the regular beach. Basically it makes you feel like you’re floating out to sea.