Grand Hotel de La Poste
Travel Blogs from St-Jean-de-Luz
The walk began uphill and stayed that way for 24kl. It was incredibly beautiful. Luckily the beauty helped keep our minds off the fact that our 20 plus pound backpacks were making the journey that much more difficult. The crossing of the Pyrnees took us approx 8 hrs. The last 2km were very steep but at least they were downhill! When we arrived we …
From San Sebastian, Spain, we made our way into France. We arrived this morning at about 10:00. It took us about an hour because we took the back roads. The weather was cloudy as we loaded the 4Runner at the hotel this morning in San Sebastian. Shortly after we started driving it began to rain. At times it rained quite hard. The French countryside …
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 ...
... and giggling and taking silly photos one of which is the very lame selfie where I'm trying to work out how to take it! Being in Biarritz was different to the rest of France. The streets are still complicated as well as the language but it was very beautiful and had a relaxing vibe. Two weeks after we left we heard the women's Roxy pro surf competition was cancelled from no waves! I was so sad to say goodbye to France for now but very excited to check our Spain - our next stop San Sebastian.