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Travel Blogs from St-Jean-de-Luz
... br> To get to the beach we had a delightful walk along side the river and a lagoon with egrets and turnstones picking over the falling tides left overs. The walk was planted with a blaze of late summer flowers and it was heavenly to stroll along in the morning sun.
Arriving at the beach, an extensive area of sand with atlantic rollers spewing onto the beach we decided to explore the rocks at one end. Walking along we see a magnificent building which we discover used to be ...
... pulled out the power cord, where a few days before
there had been teeming crowds, noisy interactions, busy food places and
hustlers on every corner now it was overcast, there were rows and rows of
plastic chairs all stacked up, the beach was empty, no buskers and even the few
hustlers seemed half hearted, school had gone back and the party had finished!
We continued to travel along the Spanish coast and spent
another night in the carpark of a marina.
... 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.
... to spell it properly!). The night ended at a place directly across from our apartment where we had our very first pintxo experience. Brilliant.
We are now all on the plane to Geneva to start our Swiss adventure. I will definitely miss the food and relaxed vibe of San Seb (and the 2 euro wine) but looking forward to a complete change of pace. Bit of a detox might be in order for the next 24 hours. Ollie is sitting next to me extremely hungover and hating ...
... load by a total of 8 kilos! We were able to secure our previous pension and took our repacked backpacks to #37.
Debbie had a rest and I went and did the laundry. In the afternoon the weather improved and we toured the town and had a lunch.
We found that there is a strong Basgue influence here. The language is totally different, not French, not Spanish. St. Jean is a very international tourist town. Not only does it cater to Camino Pilgrims ...