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Once again we had a filling breakfast before venturing out into the cooler morning. The day warmed up and was the most humid we have experienced this trip.
Today was also our most energetic. We walked for hours!
First stop was across the river so Tom could take photos of the Guggenheim Museum – however the sun was in the wrong place. We stayed on the other side of the river and walked to the ...
... the teams and all the supporters frequent those pubs on "game days". Most of the action was about 100 yards from our B&B. We also needed to decide how to transfer our luggage to our last venue, the Holiday Inn close to the airport since our flight was leaving at 7am. We were going to use the locker at the bus terminal, but after looking at them, decided against it. While in this part of town we looked around at some of the old and new buildings. One building was ...
... Town and set off there. It was very quiet in the new town since nothing seems to open on a Sunday but we found a little bakery that was open and grabbed some fresh squeezed orange juice and some snacks. It was a couple of k’s to the old town and pretty much all of it was dead until we started seeing more tourists as we got nearer the bridge that separates the new town from the old town. The old town was filled with tourists as normal, but ...
... with some wine, and of course a cigarette.
If you happen to be in Basque Country some day, you will notice that it is lush and green. That the sky is a dramatic mix of sun and clouds that changes all day, everyday. There is no Arabian architecture. These differences from the rest of Spain are a pleasure to enjoy from your train window. All of a sudden, you're on the side of a cliff, gazing out at green hills with evergreens and dotted with small stone ...
... returning to
the ship. It was very windy and rainy when we got back so as much as I wanted
to go out and get some amazing food, I stayed on the ship to eat. After dinner,
I had a little impromptu jam session with my friend, Aaron, a guy named Thomas,
and a girl named Courtney. Aaron sat at the piano and played a repetitive chord
progression and we went around in a circle, taking turns exchanging phrases and
making up a song on the spot. It was very silly and ...