Hotel de Chantaco
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... but is now a collection of shops and cafes. Gambling on the chance that one would be able to get good coffee there we stop at Café Hegoa and enjoy a welcome cuppa. Walking on we found a pleasant place on some rocks to while away some time and enjoy the sun. It was with some regret that we left to catch the train, without incidence this time, back to St Jean.
Once we had dined and packed we couldn't resist a final tour of the harbour by night. St Jean is a very pleasant place to ...
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 ...
... France and a main route for pilgrims destined for Santiago. Roncesvalles, being the starting point for our travels, is where we picked up our pilgrims passport and also the legendary scallop shell that officially identifies us as pilgrims headed for Santiago De Compostela. The day ended by meeting new friends from all over the world and having a fantastic traditional Spanish meal. Kilometers to Santiago-790 Next Stop Puenta La ...
... shopping and little bars. When we were settled in it felt good to cook our own food and stay in one place for a while and have a break from 'travelling.' Luckily we were right near the ocean and in the middle of Biarritz and every day we went for a walk along the rocky cliffs and around town to see what else we could discover. There was sadly no surf for Tom so we had to find other ways to keep entertained. In France baguettes and crepes are eaten very regularly. Our favourite crepes ...
778.1 Kms -Sunny, warm and no wind. Breakfast started at 8:30 with Rosa making us tea, bread and jam which seems to be the normal Spanish breakfast. Debbie was energized and ready to go!
We said goodbye and started our walk to Roncevalles following a path that paralleled Hwy N135 along the Spanish-French border. Sometimes that trail wound through the woods and other times we walked along the fog line of a winding mountain ...