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Once again we had a filling breakfast before venturing out into the cooler morning. The day warmed up and was the most humid we have experienced this trip.
Today was also our most energetic. We walked for hours!
First stop was across the river so Tom could take photos of the Guggenheim Museum – however the sun was in the wrong place. We stayed on the other side of the river and walked to the ...
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 ...
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!
... didnt. so we moved on and found a tapas bar, which is surprisingly just like sandwiches!
as we are eating, we realise that we're in the gay district, and theres a load of pink shirts walking around.
but that doesnt stop us. we troop on through, and start on the gin and tonics, and get involved with a heap loads of ""laserbeams"" as tray is now calling them,
we met some irish lads who were a good laugh.
tray thought he was faster than gav, to which we ...