Swimming in the Mediterranean Sea at Collioure was the highlight of the day.
The fortified coastal town of Collioure is pretty, touristy, and expensive. But the beach and water there are wonderful. Each of us went in for a swim, including a brief dip for Nick.
If it hadn’t been sunburn-time-of-day, we would have stayed in longer. There must be good swimming spots nearer Quillan but we haven’t found any really good ones yet. Collioure is about two hours from Quillan, on the French side of the border with Spain.
On the Spanish side is the Costa Brava, beaches and small rocky peninsulas stretching down towards Barcelona.