Yes. If I had been a German soldier in WWII, I would have thought this was the best place ever. Spared the horrors of the Eastern Front, life on the Vermillion Coast would have been pretty cushy. Sure. La Resistance was everywhere- in fact, there is a memorial to the Collioure chapter not far from my abode- but I think there would have been many compensations. Have I mentioned the weather and the wine yet?
Port Vendres is about 3km from Collioure, up and over the cliffs. I will be War Walking my way over there a fair amount. Its a nice journey from from the HQ, and there is some good training… must prepare myself for next years trek.
PV, as we locals say, is the ‘modern’ Port built by Louis XIV to be a Western Med port to rival Marseilles. Designed to be a model town, it was the best that Louis had to offer! And as ports go, PV is pretty skookum!
Yep. Those cannon are from the Napoleonic era… when this writer would have been the bad guy. I did have a wee Hornblower moment here…
Do you see what I mean? Imagine being Hans the Happy Hun, marching from dreary Berlin to end up stationed here. I am not Happy Hans, but I am darn thrilled not to be wintering in the Hauptstadt…
This is your training. Check it out!
|When||Mon, 28 Oct 7:37|
|How did it go||It did help with the anxious. PV is really loverly.|
|Total Distance||5.55 km|
|Average Pace||11:06 /km|
|Average Speed||5.40 km/h|
|Total Calories Burned||800|
|Average Stride Length||0.79 m|
|Weight||Like a ginormous bloater on the beach|
|Shoes||crocskin, 73 km|
|Weather||13 °C, 7km/h WSW, 94%|
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