Today we got settled into Le Petit Mas, went grocery shopping, explored the immediate area, and relaxed on the patio. Our house is quite comfortable with all of the essentials except a washing machine, which broke last week during someone else’s stay. That meant a little hand washing today until we can get to a laundromat.
The house is immediately next to the landlord’s, but we have a private garden. On one side hundreds of olive trees fill the view interspersed with almonds. The olives are big and green and the almonds are just about ready for picking. In the rear of the house there is a wooded hill with a stone ruin at the top. It is a very secluded place that is quiet and dark at night. Snails cover everything outside. They are little white ones that aren’t large enough to be edible.
Tomorrow we hope to begin painting and exploring further afield.