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Travel Blogs from Vera de Bidasoa
... to Geoff that I thought Hendaye was in the opposite direction. Agreeing, we wait for the train to loop back or shunt out and then head towards its, in our minds, proper destination.
It was not to be and an announcement over the speaker system confirms our fears that this was the train to Paris!! Thankfully it stopped at Biarritz, where we got off waited and caught the train to Hendaye which we would and should have caught at St Jean which was running forty five minutes late. ...
... pulled out the power cord, where a few days before
there had been teeming crowds, noisy interactions, busy food places and
hustlers on every corner now it was overcast, there were rows and rows of
plastic chairs all stacked up, the beach was empty, no buskers and even the few
hustlers seemed half hearted, school had gone back and the party had finished!
We continued to travel along the Spanish coast and spent
another night in the carpark of a marina.
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. ...
Walked past lovely fields with mountain back drop filled with cattle and sheep. Through a couple more deserted villages and then stopped in at another village for a drink and to tend to sore feet meeting up with many of the same crew.
Leading into this villages was hanging out for a seat and a break and chance to rip those boots off. Always the ...
So today was my first day of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. I am only doing 2 days of this 700 KM walk that in total (just in Spain) takes about 36 to complete. I have had an amazing day--the hardest walk ever, met lots of people (Canadians but mainly Irish and Spanish) and they all have a different story. Whether you're trying to ease your 21 year olds sudden death, proving your wife wrong, or whether you’re ...