Expat Magazine

283. September Morn..

By Piperade
7th September. I just caught a snatch of this piece (one of my father's favourites) on the radio and luckily the announcer gave its name: Chopin, Les Sylphides - Prelude in A major, Op. 28 No. 7:

We went to the Grande Plage at Biarritz yesterday morning with the intention of having a coffee at the Bleu Café - it's ideally situated for watching the surfers and general people watching. However, we were surprised to see that all its tables and chairs had been cleared away - I wonder if they've been closed down for ignoring the Covid sanitary regulations - because normally they are open till later in the season.  283. September morn.. In the end, we "installed ourselves" (as they say here) at Le Georges in Biarritz's Place Clemenceau.. 
I can't believe how quickly September has suddenly arrived upon us. However, all is not lost.. Anecdotal evidence would suggest that September in the Pays Basque is the best month of the year - the summer crowds having largely dispersed, the weather is settled - usually at around 25°C - and parking is easier. The odd shower or two revives the greenery and the misty blue mountains look their best under cloudless skies.    "Do you remember how we danced that night away Two lovers playing scenes from some romantic play September morning still can make me feel that way."
-   Neil Diamond and Gilbert Becaud

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