Travel Blogs from Hendaye
... on the beach are forced to scrunch up as the beach gradually disappears, and then starts to appear again. We had our first Pintxos in the Old Town for lunch which seems to be humming 24/7. There are literally hundreds of bars and taverns all with their specialty tapas and pintxos sitting on the bars. They are mainly on bread bases, with lots of fish, hams, meats, olives, chillis, and all sorts of other yummy gear. Everything is really cheap and I quickly ...
... tight spot and a lie down amongst the young and old.
Escaping the crowds we heading back to the tranquility of Bayonne and enjoyed a delicious Ice cream. Fantastic dinner of veal and salad. Vincent went off to play Pal-la an old Basque sport similar to Squash, played with a plywood bat. We wandered down later to watch him play which was eye opening. Walking home through the streets at 11pm the restaurants were still full. What a day in the Basque!! ...
... then dine on duck accompanied by a local red. Very nice. Paulo's is the only eatery here that is open in the evening. There's another reputable restaurant over the road, but they don't open till July for the holiday season. It's quiet and there is only one other couple staying at the B&B. Emmanuelle has left us to it. There's a high wind coming and she needs to get home to her farm about 10mins away. Early ...
... but is now a collection of shops and cafes. Gambling on the chance that one would be able to get good coffee there we stop at Café Hegoa and enjoy a welcome cuppa. Walking on we found a pleasant place on some rocks to while away some time and enjoy the sun. It was with some regret that we left to catch the train, without incidence this time, back to St Jean.
Once we had dined and packed we couldn't resist a final tour of the harbour by night. St Jean is a very pleasant place to ...
... Surfers in the area start their trip in their specially adapted VW vans. I am talking state of the art recreational vehicles. These vans are equipped with mini kitchens, sleeping areas, and surf board storage. Basically they pull up to the beach and open the back hatch. No hotels for these people. I should clarify that it is not only surfers who enjoy the waves. Stand up ...
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