Over the past week, I have managed to replace most of what was stolen from me in Barcelona, and a FedEx package from the States should arrive tomorrow that will help me get my new laptop up to speed (Thanks Mom!). It’s taken a bit longer than I expected to get over the Barcelona incident from a psychological standpoint, but I’m getting there. When not shopping for replacement gear, I’ve slowly started venturing out in the world again. I did some scuba diving on Saturday. I wish I could say it was awesome, but frankly, it was a bit disappointing. The water was clear but very cold (59F at the surface) and all I saw underneath was one small, wary octopus. Still, I can now say that I dove in the south of France. There are certainly worse ways to spend a day. On the way back to port, the crew broke out table wine for everyone, which I thought was a great touch. The photo above was taken at the port.
My observations so far about Nice? A lot of people smoke here. I know, big surprise, right? They also don’t seem to believe in cleaning up after their dogs, so you have to watch your step. On the bright side, the crime rate is a lot less than in Barcelona and the beaches are topless. I like it here very much.