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Ahh this is the South of France that we had hoped for! A clear blue sky with only the occasional white cloud scudding across . We set out , this time intent on a train journey, to Hendaye, a little town on the French /Spanish border for a day at the beach.
Arriving at the station we purchase our tickets in a hurry noting from the information board that, the train to Hendaye will be a platform two NOW! We dash on glad to have caught it and settle down. As the train moves on, ...
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. ...
... the day before at Akelare when both the Travelex and credit cards were rejected!
In the age of iPads and mobile phones and wifi, Internet cafes are a dying breed. We walked around for AGES trying to find one (quick pit stop at Zara on the way), but couldn't find one anywhere. Back to the Tourist office to ask where one was, but it was closed between 1.30-3.30 for siesta....aaaargh!!!! Finally, just as we had completely given up we found one on our way ...
So I made it. I made it to the South of France, going solo! It actually doesn't feel as far away as that.
It's been sunny practically every day, and it's been lovely surrounded by water:D
I've been staying with a lovely family, Emmanuelle, Frederic and their little 5 year old boy.
And the english kids club I've been working in has been fun too!
Will update this more later, and add pics hopefully!!