Collioure to Banyul-sur-Mer

 

 

 

 

This was the hardest hike of my life… 18kms on the coast walk from Collioure to Banyul-sur-Mer. 6kms of it was rated difficult, and when the French say their trail is difficult, it is DIFFICULT!

These pics are in reverse order… so this is from back to front.

Sadly, I have no log as my iPad is out of the loop at the moment. 😦

 

 

IMG_4422 - 2014-02-19 at 18-48-04

My trusty hikers at the end of the show!IMG_4421 - 2014-02-19 at 18-34-56

The end of the trail!IMG_4420 - 2014-02-19 at 17-50-34

Coming into Banyuls…IMG_4418 - 2014-02-19 at 17-49-53IMG_4417 - 2014-02-19 at 17-49-45IMG_4416 - 2014-02-19 at 17-16-51IMG_4415 - 2014-02-19 at 17-16-46

The sea walls, built by Organization Todt in 1944.IMG_4414 - 2014-02-19 at 16-48-18

The TNT factory at Paulillies – Built as far away from Germany as Nobel could!IMG_4413 - 2014-02-19 at 16-47-54IMG_4412 - 2014-02-19 at 16-32-58IMG_4410 - 2014-02-19 at 16-09-34IMG_4411 - 2014-02-19 at 16-32-46IMG_4408 - 2014-02-19 at 15-57-01 See that little trail in the upper right hand corner? That was the trail… 

 

 

IMG_4407 - 2014-02-19 at 14-58-10IMG_4405 - 2014-02-19 at 14-57-47IMG_4406 - 2014-02-19 at 14-57-50IMG_4404 - 2014-02-19 at 14-57-39IMG_4402 - 2014-02-19 at 14-47-17IMG_4401 - 2014-02-19 at 14-45-40IMG_4400 - 2014-02-19 at 14-43-47IMG_4399 - 2014-02-19 at 14-43-41IMG_4398 - 2014-02-19 at 14-43-04IMG_4397 - 2014-02-19 at 14-43-02IMG_4395 - 2014-02-19 at 14-36-36IMG_4396 - 2014-02-19 at 14-42-45IMG_4394 - 2014-02-19 at 14-36-32

German bunkers… all over around the semaphore station.IMG_4393 - 2014-02-19 at 14-34-11

Wehrmacht was here…IMG_4392 - 2014-02-19 at 14-30-36

 

Banyuls in the distance.IMG_4391 - 2014-02-19 at 14-30-27

 

The Cap Bear Semaphore station… It has been there for a very long time.IMG_4390 - 2014-02-19 at 14-16-15IMG_4389 - 2014-02-19 at 14-08-06

Africa that way!IMG_4388 - 2014-02-19 at 14-07-41

St. Cyprien…IMG_4387 - 2014-02-19 at 14-07-30

The Port Vendres light house in the distance.IMG_4386 - 2014-02-19 at 14-07-03

Only looooosers take the road…. later on I was praying to find it.IMG_4384 - 2014-02-19 at 13-45-33

 

STEEEEEP!IMG_4383 - 2014-02-19 at 13-42-17IMG_4382 - 2014-02-19 at 13-42-09IMG_4381 - 2014-02-19 at 13-40-18IMG_4380 - 2014-02-19 at 13-40-05

Part of the Charles Rennie Macintosh route…IMG_4378 - 2014-02-19 at 13-37-39

Flak emplacement.IMG_4377 - 2014-02-19 at 13-36-08

Germans were here!IMG_4375 - 2014-02-19 at 13-35-41IMG_4374 - 2014-02-19 at 13-35-32

This is a special, all metal lighthouse from 1832.IMG_4373 - 2014-02-19 at 13-35-22IMG_4371 - 2014-02-19 at 13-34-39

And… fortifications by Vauban, or at least in the style of Vauban in the 1600s.IMG_4370 - 2014-02-19 at 13-32-46

More remains from the German fortifications from WWII.IMG_4369 - 2014-02-19 at 13-26-19IMG_4367 - 2014-02-19 at 13-25-40

Vauban…IMG_4363 - 2014-02-19 at 13-25-03

Beautiful Port VendresIMG_4366 - 2014-02-19 at 13-25-28IMG_4362 - 2014-02-19 at 13-19-19IMG_4361 - 2014-02-19 at 13-18-42Not many words, but a lot of pictures…

 

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