The Best Laid (Travel) Plans – Festival Time

Preparing for Cannes is usually a straight forward affair but this year the universe has been laying out a few banana skins along the way.  A last minute change in accommodation and a hiccup in travel insurance saw a slight spike in blood pressure yet I like to look for life’s silver linings.

The new apartment is a shorter walk to the Palais and the day before my departure saw Royal Mail’s delivery service at its best with a box addressed to me.  Inside was an X-Pro 2 and two beautiful lenses 23mm f1.4 and 56mm APD f1.2.  No need to ask how happy I was.

It’s Eurostar and TGV all the way to the Cote d’Azur.  The sky became steadily overcast as we made our way South but an upper deck view of the French countryside was not going to be wasted.


Lines of power supply to rural France.