On the Beach in Rousillon and Spain   10 comments

Blimey, I’m getting further behind by the week. Still a few posts from my summer hols outstanding. Here are a few photos from a couple of beach trips.

Rather than spend a whole day on the beach where it is blisteringly hot, we took a little detour up into the Monts D’Alberes for a picnic lunch. The Lavall Valley has a very nice cool stream and we were very lucky in finding our own private spot.

Vallee de Lavall

Vallee de Lavall

Vallee de Lavall

The water wasn’t really deep enough to swim but there was enough to cool off and plenty of shade that made for a much more relaxed eating experience than the beach. It’s a fine spot and well worth the detour. An early morning walk on the surrounding hills and an afternoon dip is a plan I think I need to follow through next time

Vallee de Lavall

Vallee de Lavall

Vallee de Lavall

The beach at Le Racou is like all French beaches – crowded and noisy but it’s a kids day out.

Le Racou

Le Racou

The wind had whipped up some big waves so we had a fine time bouncing around on the inflatables and got out for some snorkelling (it was much too rough for the kids).

Le Racou

Like last year the skies darkened and rain looked imminent but this time it stayed dry.

Le Racou

We also took another day trip to El Port de la Selva in Spain.

El Port de la Selva

A nice pebbly cove (complete with wrinkly nudists!) with some excellent snorkelling by Mediterranean standards and lovely views along the coast

El Port de la Selva

El Port de la Selva

Again the wind whipped the waves into a frenzy and the skies darkened ready for a storm. Again it never happened but the sunset was all the more impressive through the clearing clouds after a nice meal on the seafront

El Port de la Selva

El Port de la Selva

El Port de la Selva

More photos and a nice tune…..

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10 responses to “On the Beach in Rousillon and Spain

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  1. Still, looking on the bright side – nice to look back to the summer from these dark days of November. As ever, this all looks very idyllic.

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    • I was happier by the river than beach. It really is waaay too hot on the sand and far too crowded. The pebble beach in Spain was much better. More idyllic scenes coming soon followed by a whole heap of grey skies from the Autumn

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  2. Fantastic photos to remind us of summer!

    You might be a wrinkly nudist one day……..

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  3. Bet that seems a long time ago with the weather we have been having lately 🙂

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    • Doesn’t it just! It is good remembering that hot and sunny weather but, whisper it quietly while the wife is around, I prefer a cold and frosty winter day in the mountains 🙂

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  4. For a minute I thought you might be about to subject us to a gallery of wrinkly nudists…I was ready with the finger over the off switch on the iPad. Beziers would have been the closest we managed to that area…thankfully no kids with us so no beach. :D. Rather nice to see some sunshine and feel the heat from that hot corner of France.

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  5. Hope this isn’t a repeat comment. I posted one from my ipad a few minutes ago and it vanished! God knows where it went. 😦

    Right…now on PC…far more reliable beast.

    Now…what did I say…forgotten (sigh). Something about being concerned that I was about to be subjected to a gallery of wrinkly nudists…and…eh…the closest we’d been to that area was Beziers…and…oh yes…we didn’t have to go to the beach because the kids weren’t with us. Hmm, what else? Ah…nice to see some sunshine and could feel that hot med heat!

    That was a pretty poor comment all in all wasn’t it… 😦 …maybe I should just have pressed the like button instead.

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    • I’ll take all the comments I can get 🙂

      First time we visited the beach in Spain my wife walked right through the middle of said wrinkly nudists and never even noticed. “What nudists?” She would never have won the observation round in The Krypton Factor. Whatever happened to Gordon Burns. Does anyone other than me remember he was the presenter? Does anyone care?

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