Monday, October 27, 2014
Windy days ideal for outing to Cap de Creus and Port Vendres
We carried on further up the coast to the new fish market at Port Vendres. What a lovely selection of fish. We bought some unfiltered extra virgin olive oil, sole for dinner, some Coquilles St. Jacques and some haddock cooked in a pastry. On the way into the port we had passed three French naval vessels. Outside the fish market we noticed a tug head off in the direction of the largest vessel, Thetis, which was preparing to leave port. We patiently waited on one of the wharfs and were rewarded when Thetis sailed by slowly picking up speed. Thetis is used for mine warfare experimentation, to command minesweepers, lay mines, support clearance divers or guide a convoy in coastal areas. It was quite an imposing ship. The two smaller vessels, both mine support ships remained in port as we left. Port Vendres is always an interesting place to visit.