2016-08-22 Vieux Port, Marseille, Provence, France

The wind has now abated and the water now is calm
This morning the wind had abated and the conditions and the water were calm once again
We decide to stay another night and spend the day catching up on some other boat maintenance
We decide to stay another night and spend the day catching up on some other boat maintenance
Ed and his partner, Chris drop by, to make sure the mechanic had carried out his job correctly
Ed and his partner, Chris drop by the Tangaroa to make sure the mechanic that works for Ed had completed the job to our satisfaction
In the evening we hail a taxi by the port
In the evening we hail a taxi by the port to take us to a restaurant we had booked
Conveniently arriving at Vallon des Auffes at sunset
We conveniently arrive at Vallon des Auffes at sunset
The approaching sunset at the memorial looked amazing
The approaching sunset at the memorial looked amazing
Manageing to get a booking at the popular restaurant called Fon Fon we arrive in Vallon des Auffes
Managing to get a booking at the popular restaurant called Fon Fon, we arrive in Vallon des Auffes
We arrive in time to capture the last rays of sunshine in the tiny port
We also arrive in time to capture the last rays of sunshine in the tiny port
The pretty village is buzzing with plenty of peoplenthis evening
The pretty village is buzzing with plenty of people this evening
We were lucky to get a table when we booked as Fon Fon is often booked out
We were lucky to get a table when we booked as Fon Fon is more than often booked out
 Fon Fon has a lovely view over the tiny quaint fishing village
Fon Fon has a lovely view over the tiny quaint fishing village
Our last night in Marseille so we have to try the bouillabaisse which is a famous dish of this area
As it was our last night in Marseille, we had to try the bouillabaisse which is a famous traditional fish soup of this area
To begin our waiter brings an Olive tapanade
To begin our waiter brings us an Olive tapanade and some rouille
 The rich bouillabaisse broth and cooked fish arrive
The rich bouillabaisse broth and cooked fish arrive
Firstly slices of toasted bread laden with rouille is added to the soup and then the fish is either then added or eaten together
Firstly slices of toasted bread laden with rouille is added to the soup and then the fish is either added to the broth or just eaten seperately
 Several different kinds of fish and potoato accompany the bouillabaisse broth
Several different kinds of fish and pototo accompany the bouillabaisse broth
A very pleasant red to accompany our delicious dinner
A very pleasant red to accompany our delicious but filling main course
 A wonderful light and refreshing dessert with mango
A wonderful light and refreshing dessert featuring mango to share between the two of us
A very friendly Italian couple, Alessandro and Francoise sitting beside us in the restaurant
A very friendly Italian couple, Alessandro and Francoise who were sitting beside us in the restaurant

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