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... unexpectedly the view was pretty good from there too ! We had just over 24 hours to explore Bilbao. It has lots of impressive architecture both old and new . The Basque Museum was worth a visit too. It was a great city for a stopover on our way back home .
After two nights there it was time to hop on the ferry back to Blighty. It was fortunately another smooth crossing ...
... started to peel, and they rang for 15 minutes. It was deafening! The square is surrounded by coffee shops, restaurants and bars plus the odd souvenir shop, and they were all doing a decent trade. There were lots of people just relaxing and soaking up the sun in the square.
Then it was on to Bilbao, Basque Country, where more than a million people live. On the drive in to Bilbao you are surrounded by forests, ...
... till they embraced in artistic delight. Mama Mia!
Maryln and I had some pintxos for lunch while Herb and Judy reported to have had the most delicious crepes at a small restaurant across the road! The coastal Basque area has its own folklore, txikiteo (social time with friends) txakoli (Basque wine) and national sport, Pelota. San Sebastian has their own take on tapas, small plates of food called pintxos (Basque tapas). A tapa is an individual ...
... has a small museum about St. Teresa de Avila's life. It included a display of a piece of her ring finger. For lunch we headed to Segovia for its famous suckling pig. Segovia is also the site of the grand Roman aqueduct.
6/9/ Joined a group tour to Telodo. Our tour guide led us to several sights within the stone walls of the old city which is surrounded by a river: cathedrals, museum, synagogue and alcazar. It was such an amazing sight!
... tour of this step bank in time factory all powered by waterwheel. The 19th century machines imported from UK are all still operational and it is interesting to see the entire process from wool arriving to finished berets. The visit ends with a film on the entire history of the factory and the commune it created. The walk back to Balmaseda seems shorter! Back on the train to Bilbao for ...