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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 ...
... are separated into groups of four. We're finally sharing with a quiet teenager and his dad. Go you, quiet teenager! And they all look new and clean, even though I believe they were installed in 2011 (and the Brazilians have dropped bottles and towels and hair everywhere). We washed the red dirt and sweat off our clothes in the laundry room, and used the exciting and highly coveted centrifuge to wring them out. Then it was off to a reserved dinner in the first hotel ...
... reminded me of Noosa when it was first built and had smaller funky restaurants and cafes and was less populated than Biarritz. We really liked the relaxing vibe and planned on coming back for a day.
Finding our apartment in Biarritz was a little difficult and there was no where to park. We ended up parking in an underground public car park and walking all our luggage and groceries up a steep hill to our place. Biarritz is a very hilly surf town but very pretty. There is good ...
... After around 10:30 the crowds begin to disperse but it is not unusual to see families with toddlers and strollers still walking and socializing past 11:00pm. The Spanish are very family orientated and children are often the main attraction in the little cliches and gatherings on the plazas.
We had our night caps and wandered back to our pension by 11:45. My leg seems to be healing and returning to a normal ...