Travel Blogs from Eibar
The morning was spent hiking up and down the hill leading to the beach from our campsite of Zarautz, and enjoying a last bath in the ocean, in the company of surfers attracted by the prospect of big Atlantic waves. The waves were so so but the good thing is the water was warmer than the air this time! We chose to spend the last afternoon in San Sebastian, as my old Valencia flatmate Josele had been telling me so many good things about the city and the Basque Country. So we started off ...
... but was happy with my progress. My partner was having trouble and much younger than I am. We both ran out of water about the time we started to descend, which was a concern as it was close to 30 and sunny.
We ran into a Spanish man with his dog out picking mushrooms or something and he gave us some water. It was a large bottle that he had purchased and he wouldn't take any money for it, we were both very happy for his ...
... city, and their owners are somewhat slapdash with their pooper-scoopers, so the mountain is an exercise in careful treading. But epic views and 30 degree sunshine - Baz & I trying all the while to minimise possible sunglasses tans.
We'd slept in til midday, so we hit the Old Town on the way down and sample the most incredible pintxos at La Cuchara De San Telmo - ...
... of Kiwis and Aussies in particular. It wasn't all
bad though and we soon made friends with another couple who had also
failed to realise that the bull running was happening. Pablo and
Serinah are both kiwis who have been living in the UK for a while and
were in San Sebastian as they were cycling the Camino de Santiago
pilgrimage but unfortunately Pablo had injured his knee so they'd had
to stop. As far as resting places go, San Sebastian isn't a bad one
... minutes. We can see the ocean. This is a pretty coastal area. We can't understand the stations as they are announced. We assume we won't be early. We arrive at Irun right on 2.45. It is a large but quiet, deserted looking station. The board indicates a number of departures over the next hour. Our next train arrives, it will continue to Barcelona after San Sebastian. We find our seats for our 20 minute journey. Very soon we are in San Sebastian. My map from the hotel suggests it is a ...
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