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... to use our flashlights on our phones to shower, eat and brush our teeth in the pitch black hostel before finally someone came down and reset the fuse box! But we managed the morning by getting ourselves to the bus station on time for our 1.5 hour bus ride to San Sebastián.
After a quick nap and a scenic bus ride on our way to San Sebastián we arrived in the centre along the Rio Urumea where we were fortunate enough to catch the morning rowers out ...
... of my walk. What i thought was a 5km leisurely walk to the gîtes in Hontto turned out to be one of the toughest aerobic tests ever. I think it has taught me a lesson that for tomorrow's 22km I need to pace myself. The gîtes in Hontto isn't too bad. I've just had dinner comprising of a four course meal with aperitif and wine. All this and board for 33€. Tomorrow will be the biggest test by ...
Today Oihane and her family brought me to the gorgeous city of San Sebastian.
Her father described the cities of the Basque Country to me as such: "Bilbao is capital of industry, Vitoria is the capital of politics, and San Sebastian is the capital of beauty"
I am inclined to agree.
From the towering spires of the Cathedral of San Sebastián to the gorgeous "conch" or shell shaped beach, this city is amazing. While walking around the city, ...
... amazing fews of the bay. There is a giant statue of Christ up at the summit, very similar to 'Christ the redeemer' over in Rio.
The old part of town has some narrow streets with plenty of bars offering pinxos (mostly seafood but quite a few smoked meats and cheeses)
Visited the museum 'De San Telmo' all about Basque history. Modern building fused with a refurbished church and cloister.
Afer 3 days of solid rain in San Sebastian, I decided to leave and head for Bilbao.
Our first day travelling took us from Brighton to the Channel Tunnel, a tedious trip via the M25 and M20. We took the long way round because the direct route along the coast through Bexhill, Hastings and Rye is scenic but very slow, especially with the caravan. We arrived at the tunnel in good time, expecting a half hour wait for our train, but were shepherded straight on to one which left almost ...