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Good evening

 

We are heading off to this site in a couple of weeks :)

 

Just wanted to know if anyone who has been there knows what water 'craft' are worth taking.

I've noticed that there are windsurfers available, which suggests it may be too windy for our inflatable boat in the sea, but we also have other stuff we could take if it's not too bad.

 

Would it be ok for a 12 year old and a paddleboard for example? (with her dad of course)

 

Thanks in advance

 

Lesley

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I visited the site once, only ever saw windsurfers, lots to see

The fish market at Figueres (Salvador Dali), live fish of every sort

Dancing in the evening at Roses

See the camouflaged valley where a famous artist lived on the way to Cadaques

On the motorway the walled city of Carcassonne

I actually stayed at the walled village of St. Martin

All worth a visit.

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That coast can be very windy, so I'd be very careful about taking anything out to sea if I were you. We were just a bit north of Las Dunas in May/June and the waves were very strong at that time. I wouldn't like to have had our inflatable on the sea at that time.

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The Bay of Roses in April 2012, to give you some idea!!! Super beach and super hinterland though.

 

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No to paddle boards. ...you may find water even in August somewhat chilly. .....good pools onsite

 

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Many years ago we always used to go to Balena Allegra 2 which is the adjacent site to Las Dunas. My sport at home was windsurfing so I used to go loaded up with 3 boards on the roof rack, plus a sail bag with all sizes of sails, booms and masts - how the car managed I don't know.

 

In general the wind doesn't start to really kick in until about mid-day or after when it can run to a Force 4 to 5. On a good day it can blow a good Force 6 which was good to cross the Bay of Rosas (from a wndsurfing viewpoint). My wife used to say that sitting on the beach was like being sand blasted ! The sea can be a bit lumpy as the beach is not a gently shelving one although lovely and sandy. We have seen many people with canoes out in the mornings but I would always be wary of air beds. As for paddle boards I would think you need something / somewhere that is relatively flat, e. g the inland lakes along the coast near Bordeaux such as Lacanau, Hourtin etc.

 

As for the water being cold we didn't find it a problem normally and it felt quite warm but did wear shorty wet suits when the wind did kick in strong. One thing to watch out for was the jelly fish that seem to get washed in the bay - admittedly we were a little way out but we did often see a few on the edge of the beach.

 

The Bay of Rosas has always bee a Mecca for windsurfers and there have been some good international races held there. As you can see now the sky has changed and it now 'littered' with the bright colours of the kite surfers.

 

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We used to caravan, motor boat, wind surf etc in the Bay de Rosas. The sea used to become more windy and rough after about 14:00.

 

We used to go down to the beach at this time to watch the tricks carried out on the windsurfers.

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We used to caravan, motor boat, wind surf etc in the Bay de Rosas. The sea used to become more windy and rough after about 14:00.

 

We used to go down to the beach at this time to watch the tricks carried out on the windsurfers.

 

That motorboat was about the size of Onassis yacht wasn't it Vicky! Remember seeing it in Ampura Brava!

 

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Ha ha. If only Geoff!

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There used to be an ancient Roman Quay somewhere around

or did Ampura Brava build over it?

Ampura Brava, we stayed in a circular tower there aircraft from the

local flying club used to just clear the top on take off/landing.

Lots of Mullet (fish) in the canals

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Is this the one you mean Gumdrop? It is Ampurias, a Phoenician, then Greek, then Roman port close to San Marti.

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The Greek Roman Village is Empurias, and it's absolutely fascinating. We spent a lovely warm afternoon wandering around there, and then had a swim just off the Greek quay which is still there. Highly recommended for history lovers.

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Thats the one, thanks, god it was hot there.

Pitch was melting out of the telegraph poles

and resin out of the pines, geckos and bats

were knocking on doors for a drink of water!

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Thats the one, thanks, god it was hot there.

Pitch was melting out of the telegraph poles

and resin out of the pines, geckos and bats

were knocking on doors for a drink of water!

I have told you a million times not to exaggerate. :D:D

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Ha ha. If only Geoff!

 

I agree. ...I saw it a couple of times waiting to be towed down from Catterick by your Father! , or Chris.

 

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The ruins of Empurius and Ampuriabrava are lovely. Many happy memories.

 

Also Llanca, Puerta de la Selva and Cadaques are definitely worth a visit.

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