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Travel Blogs from St-Jean-de-Luz
... br> To get to the beach we had a delightful walk along side the river and a lagoon with egrets and turnstones picking over the falling tides left overs. The walk was planted with a blaze of late summer flowers and it was heavenly to stroll along in the morning sun.
Arriving at the beach, an extensive area of sand with atlantic rollers spewing onto the beach we decided to explore the rocks at one end. Walking along we see a magnificent building which we discover used to be ...
Spanish haciendas that were so popular in Australia in the 70’s (admittedly we
did not travel any further south than Madrid, so maybe they are all there
waiting for us).
We travelled along many minor roads which had two
plusses, we got to see much more of the local villages and we avoided some of
the more ridiculous tolls. Arrived about
lunch time the following day in a seaside resort that looked to all intent as
if someone had come ...
On our way to Biarritz we stopped for a night in Bordeaux to break the trip up. There was no time for more wine tasting but we managed to explore the little city which was very pretty. The wine regions around Bordeaux seem smaller and more privately owned with not as much history as Burgundy so I was glad we chose Burgundy instead. Driving into Biarritz we passed through the small surf town of Hossegor so Tom could check the surf. There was a small wave but it was quite windy and chilly. ...
... to park the bikes in a mountain bike hire shop for the night rather than having them in the room with us, the room is a bit cosy so the two bikes would have made it a fun time come the morning and trying to get them out of the shower so we could have a go would have made it.
Outside the bedroom window is a river running over a weir so it will be singing constantly through the night, it is not too loud though as the windows cut out most of the river ...
... it was an easy walk as I had booked the first night at the "L' auberge du Pelegrin" (16 euro night). Its right in the centre and next to the Information Office where everyone registers to get the Camino Passport.
The idea with the Passport is that you get stamps as you stay in the different pilgrim places. Its also obligatory if you want to sleep in one and you can only get it in St Jean, Roncesvalles or Leon (or your local St James association if you ...