Callinectes sapidus (coming from the Greek calli meaning “beautiful”, nectes meaning “swimmer”, and the Latin sapidus meaning”savoury”), or, easier to pronounce, the ‘Blue Crab’, has arrived in the P-O.
Whether you’re for or against the hunt, its presence is inescapable in the P-O.
Situated between Millas, Corneilla-la-Rivière and Montner, at an altitude of 507 metres, the panorama from this stunning view point extends along the coastline from Port-Vendres to Leucate, across the Agly and Têt valleys, over the Albères, Canigo, Carlit… Truly fabulous.
Simon Says – Each week Simon, a golf enthusiast, shares his thoughts and experiences of his own personal P-O Life. Grab a cuppa, and enjoy his quips, foibles and of course, successes!
Pétanque actually comes from the term ‘pès tancats’ or ‘pieds tanqués’, Marseilles dialect meaning literally ‘feet anchored’ as the feet must remain close together.
Occupying an enviable location on the Mediterranean coast, between the tidal lagoons or étangs, surrounded by pink salt fields, the ancient circular fishing village of Gruissan lies in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Narbonne and the Mediterranean
Aristotle said ‘One swallow does not a summer make’, but when these harbingers of spring and summer promise arrive in the P-O we know for sure that winter is over.
A review of Comings and Goings in Céret ; a crime comedy set in 17th century Céret
GBP investors will be keeping a close eye on UK coronavirus statistics, as a resurgence in cases could derail the government’s plans to ease the lockdown.
Unexpectedly tucked away off the Auchan roundabout, overlooking, and within easy walking distance of the shopping centre, the former Fort of Serrat d’en Vaquer stands on the highest hill of the Roussillon plain.