We went to various small beaches around Hyeres and Toulon. We couldn't resist it. We had to get into the sea. So we did. This is something that I have never done as a local. But now I have an excuse: I am a Brit! So we went swimming. We were not the only ones, but clearly it showed that we are not from here. You are not supposed to enjoy a good swim in the sea after mid-September if you live here.
It was good to swim. In fact, maybe, just maybe, it is good to break old habits sometimes. Do you do it too?