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Then the touring began of this beautiful ocean side town. We began with a quick walk along the river to the "Boca" (mouth) of the ocean where we first saw the stunning views of 'La Concha' (The Shell Beach). After a quick tour around the beach, we were desperately in need of some caffeine, so we decided to settle down at a little café with a great view of Bahía de la Concha (Bay of the Shell).
Quick note: This is where ...
... kept laughing at me, because I was constantly gasping in delight.
We spent a few hours just walking around and enjoying the views before we went to a few bars to eat Pinxtos for lunch. Let me explain a little bit about pinxtos. They are kind of similar to tapas, but while tapas are usually just a small portion of a food that you can order in larger amounts (or racion) a pinxto is a small delicacy usually served on a slice of bread with a toothpick ...
... 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.
Cycled in to Biarritz the next day to explore the town. Small cove with some very expensive houses and an aquarium perched right on the edge of the bay.
Surfers can be seen along the bay, watched by the shoppers in town. Large waves can be seen hitting the sides of the road and reaching some 100m up in the air.
Spent the next few days here surfing.
... make a lovely sight, and their reflections in the river add to the beauty.
And then we head to Biarritz. We wander through the streets towards the water. The day is beautiful, so we buy a roll and sit in a little park overlooking the view. Biarritz has a history of being the place where Napolean III and his Spanish ...