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... 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 ...
... that we are English 'On Ilkley Moor ba tat’ he responds . Geoff and I look a tad bewildered ‘On Ilkley Moor bah tat’ he repeats and then adds ‘Bradford.’ Before confusing us even further, he went on to explain that he used to work in Bradford and that he knew all about Ilkley Moor bah tat. Were we not aware of the song? Geoff replied that he did indeed know the song, but was not expecting to hear someone to say it with a French accent in ...
Biarritz ( worth a google) was once the home of the rich and famous until the aristocracy lost their heads. Typical European beach insofar as deck chair rentals, skimpy bathing suits ( not that I was looking!) and much glamorous lazing in the sun with the heavy scent of coconut oil wafting on the sea breeze ... SPF 30+ must be a dirty word here ... Most of those on the beaches soaking up the clouds were the very pink Brits ...
... 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 ...
... minutes ago we were in warm sunshine yet as we climb up the path and turn to admire the view, the lake has disappeared into a cloud and we see nothing. Driving back down to the road from the lake we stop at a cave and cathedral. Apparently the Virgin Mary appeared in the cave before an important battle in 722 AD and is thus now an object of pilgrimage. The spring below the cave, the Fuente de Siete Canos ...
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