Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Our holiday in the South of France.. Part 2..

We stayed in a beautiful apartment in Canet -en-Roussillon, right on the beach front, top floor overlooking the Beach and Marina, superb views and saw the most amazing sunrise and sunsets.. It was such a delight to wake up to blue skies, and a full sun looking back at us...sitting on our balcony having breakfast watching the early morning joggers running along the beach...  especially one morning when we saw USAP (Perpignan) Rugby players training...well you have to watch don't you  ;-)  We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the fishing boats going out for their early morning catch, and the leisure "sailors" going out to anchor up and sunbathe or have a swim in the beautiful sparkling mediterranean sea. Jet skiers where out along with the surfers...what a great location for us to enjoy all these activities, and to watch the world go by..

Canet Plage

Our view from our balcony

Our view from our balcony


We visited our old village where we used to have a holiday, a village called Lesquerde, over 1,000 ft high up in the lower Pyrénées, stunning scenery, and to be able to see the snow capped Pyrénées. Vines were thriving, we were surrounded by them, and a delight when ripe to walk through the vines and taste the various grapes..albeit tough skins but sweet juices inside..

Gorge Galamus

While up in the mountains we visited Gorge Galamus, been there many times and still amazes me every time and still gives me shivers, the height to get there and when you start looking down, not good when you suffer from vertigo..  I have put this video on for you so you can see the amazing scenery, AND the height you drive...quite hair-raising...


Not my photo

Not my photo

Not my photo


After a few days of settling in we visited another favourite place of ours,  Villeneuve -de-la-Raho, it has to amazing lakes, one you can swim in the other a lot larger, you can fish in. Location was stunning, the lakes with the mountains in the back drop, and a well appreciated breeze on the 2 hot days we went there. We had a lovely leisurely walk around the large lake (taken plenty of photos) which is over 200 hectares, and enjoyed watching the fishermen catching Carp. As we walked around the lake we came across the ecological reservation which covers 15 hectares and constitutes an exceptional breeding site from an ornithological point of view.


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