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Also to day I post a photo from Collioure. Here we are in the hills and the wine yards surrounding the city.

I took this photo from a spot that is a good place to rest after coming up the hill from Port Vendres (not visible but is situated between the hills in the right part of the photo)

I have been to Collioure several times and this hike in the wine yards is my favourite (for “locals” – it is almost the same route as for “Le petit train”)
I start in the small harbour of Collioure, then walks out of town following the coast to Port Vendres, the neighbour town. An important harbour for export/import but also with traditional fishing and fish receiving facilities. In the “fish harbour” they have one of the best fresh fish outlets I know of, even including a small bar serving "fruits" from the sea.
Then I follow the main street around the inner harbour before coming to the outskirt of the city where I turn up in the hills to return over the wine yards back to Collioure.

The hike up to Fort Elme offer a stunning view to Port Vendres and the coast with Cap Bear (behind the large hill to the right in the pic).
I then arrive by Fort Elme where this picture is shot.
Here I will sit down and enjoy a grand picnic. I have brought with me: some ham, salami and cheese, together with a baguette and a bottle of red wine.
Sitting here by the silent road and enjoying my picnic, in the beautiful landscape, is for me a top quality time.

The last part of the 3-4 hr. hike brings me over the hills and down to Collioure.

Well this is not the kind of hike I have in our country (that great picnic with wine), but it sure function very well in the South of France.

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