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Day 11 - The Mediterranean sea

Mis à jour : 8 oct 2018

Today, morning run was optional. Half the campers decided (or were advised to) take a day off to let their body fully recover and to sleep in a little bit more and/or to pack. For those that are used to run 6-7 times a week, a 45 to 50 min run on a new course was proposed. We went at 7:45am, so that we could enjoy a breakfast with everyone at 9am. Nice last run in the mountain!

We finally took off with our 2 vans, all our luggage (and extra bags of candies, snacks, etc) in the direction of Port-Vendre by the Mediterranean sea, about 2h drive. The road was beautiful and we stopped half way for a picnic that was prepared by the hotel in Villefranche de Conflent, a medieval city in the middle of the Pyrenees (See below for a couple of pictures). We arrived at 2pm in Port-Vendres, took over the 4 "apartments" (1 for the ladies, 2 the for the gentlemen and 1 for the counselors) and went to Argelès for a good time at the beach, with a beautiful sun. After enough water, sand and sun, we showered at the apartment and went for diner in a nice restaurant in the Port of Port-vendres. The campers were able to experience a true nice French dinner, as it took us 2 hours from beginning to end. It's the south of France, yall! We then wandered in the street for a "digestive walk", a common thing in France after dinner. And Guess what we have found: A foam party organized by the city! If you still wonder what is a foam party, you can see on the picture below: It's basically a bunch of foam ("Mousse" in French) thrown in the air by a machine, which is really fun for anybody between 2 and 18 years old. As Collioure, a well-known city due to its beautiful cobbled streets and its old downtown, was only 10 min away and the weather was perfect, we drove 10 min to keep our "digestive walk" going. We capped the day by a game called "the warewolf" on the sand, probably the favorite one of the campers so far. Tomorrow we will drive to Toulouse, making a stop on the way at the Medieval castle of Carcassonne, a place protected by the UNESCO world heritage

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