It is so much tougher when we see the weather staying so wonderfully pleasant in Collioure. The temperature has steadily started to increase (although it really doesn’t get very cold there in the winter). Today it was 16 degrees - and I have seen many pictures of the flowers starting to bloom and the sun welcoming the locals back from their holidays. Since it is very often sunny, averaging 320 days of sunshine each year, this beautiful area welcomes visitors early. People come for the clear, bright days as early as February and March. It really is amazing what a few days in the sunshine can do to lift your spirits and put a bounce back in your step.
The spring welcomes the folks on school breaks or Easter holidays. Those who are not tied to summer vacation periods can enjoy all that the town and surrounding area has to offer in April and May, when the weather is lovely and the crowds haven’t accumulated yet.
Living in a temperate climate is our dream. To be there, when it is cold here - that is what we strive for. For now, we will visit when we can, hold tight to our memories when we can’t and live vicariously through the wonderful people from all over the world, who are visiting our apartment and exploring the wonders of a true Collioure vacation or en français - location de vacances Collioure.
From freezing Toronto, continuer à rêver (keep dreaming).