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As breifly mentioned in the Oviedo blog, we didn't intend to be in this part of the world at this point but the smaller towns on the north coast like Llanes, Ribadesella and Gijon that we were hoping to hop along for a week or two were all completely booked up. The couple we met in Oviedo had been hoping to do the same thing with the same result so they had started looking for camper vans, which they couldn't hire either!
So we ended up arriving in Bilbao directly ...
Our navi is being weird. For the past two days it doesn't charge properly and decides to switch on and off whenever it feels like!! So some annoying moments.. Today we are in Getxo for the town party,. Even as we get there, we can already see the people drinking in costumes. We decided instead to have a sunny day at the beach. The beach was not the best but since this was the first day that we had of proper sunshine, it felt good. In the evening ( dinner at ...
... tour. Wasn't long before we realised Bilbao was not a very special city. Highlight: Guggenheim Museum with silver scale like facade set on the banks of the river. There were a few sculptures in the forecourt. Our favourite was "Puppy", the sweetest smelling dog. We aborted the walking tour and got the tram back to the hotel just as the rain started coming down. Whoever said "the rain in Spain ...
Another cool grey day with heavy rain today. This is the port for Bilbao but as we have visited before we opt for a quiet walk around Getxco itself.
The others have all purchased $15 shuttle tickets to go to Bilbao on their own for a look at the Guggenheim and other sights. We wait a while for the rain to stop then head into the new cruise terminal building, where there is free wifi!
... museum but the building itself and the cool things around it were awesome enough.
After the museum we headed back towards the hostel to get our stuff before heading to the bus station. Getting to the bus station proved slightly difficult as we walked around the whole town ...