2016-08-23 Vieux Port, Marseille to Anse des Laurons,Provence, France

Our lovely live aboard neighbour, Dani bids us farewell
Our lovely live aboard neighbour, Dani bids us farewell
We carefully make our way out through the narrows pace between the piers
We carefully make our way out through the narrows space between the piers
The busy pier where we were berthed for the past few days
The busy pier where we were berthed for the past few days
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Looking back as we make our departure from Vieux Port Marseille
Fort Jean is on our starboard side as we leave the harbour
Fort Jean is on our starboard side as we leave the harbour
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On our port side, high up on the hill is the Notre Dame de la Garde
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Fort Jean beside the spectacular modern building which houses the MuCem
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The Palais du Pharo overlooks the entrance to the harbour
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La Major Cathedrale has sections that date back to the 11th century
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Once out of the port we head west across Rade de Marseille
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Continuing west along the Chaine de L’Estague or better known as La Cote Blue, a limestone hilly coastline
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A number of small towns are dotted along this coast
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We pass the lighthouse on Cap Couronne near Port de Caro
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There doesn’t seem to be much room left on the beach here today!!
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It appears that large chunks of rock have been harvested from the coast here
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Near the town of Caro there seems to be a popular designated area for people with motor homes travelling along the coast
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The four chimneys of the Les Laurons power station can be seen from a number of miles away
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As there were not many anchorages along this part of the coast we decide to anchor nearby in a small bay south east of the power station called Anse des Laurons
By late afternoon we were the only remaining boat in the bay
By late afternoon we were the only remaining boat in the bay
The locals look like they enjoy fishing from the rocks until quite late in the bay, Anse des Laurons
The locals look like they enjoy fishing from the rocks until quite late here
Spectacular sunset over Anse des Laurons
Spectacular sunset over Anse des Laurons

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