Monday, October 14, 2019
Nice / South of France
To June 16, 2020 (360)
Early in the morning, we departed from Chabrey driving down the south of France. A beautiful drive I might say. I drove part of the road, through the Italian landscape and this was a good experience. The road was clear and we arrived in Nice at about noon time. Nicolas’s mother was there to receive us and we had a wonderful lunch.
My Journey in the south of France is revealing in the fact that I will meet my mother on Wednesday. Today, Monday and while at a near by city, I was able to contact Isabelle Payel, a great friend of us here, whose life has has been quite interesting since the day we met back some 22 years ago just before I met Ayumi. She lived in the flat just above me at the time. France is nostalgic with lots of memories especially in that region. Differently from Lyon where I had childhood memories, here I was a young adult transiting from Japan for a 2 years break before returning to Asia after the birth of Athena in Nice.
In the South of France I was then involve with some first project conception and one of them was “Banana Beach” which became one of the Maritime educational project once I started designing the Marine Foundation’s concept. Maritime camp for children became a first project for the well being of children in the form of environmental school system, parallel to normal education.