Travel Blogs from Hondarribia
... br> To get to the beach we had a delightful walk along side the river and a lagoon with egrets and turnstones picking over the falling tides left overs. The walk was planted with a blaze of late summer flowers and it was heavenly to stroll along in the morning sun.
Arriving at the beach, an extensive area of sand with atlantic rollers spewing onto the beach we decided to explore the rocks at one end. Walking along we see a magnificent building which we discover used to be ...
Leaving Madrid to head toward the north coast of Spain we
thought we had encountered the worst of the hills, but no, the van was
confronted again and again with further climbs all of which caused it to
struggle and meant that we were often pulling into the side to let those cars
behind us pass. The scenery was much the
same as the trip into Madrid, very harsh and although I looked everywhere not
once did I see a house that even vaguely resembled ...
... and giggling and taking silly photos one of which is the very lame selfie where I'm trying to work out how to take it! Being in Biarritz was different to the rest of France. The streets are still complicated as well as the language but it was very beautiful and had a relaxing vibe. Two weeks after we left we heard the women's Roxy pro surf competition was cancelled from no waves! I was so sad to say goodbye to France for now but very excited to check our Spain - our next stop San Sebastian.
Notes for the blog Sat 25th May.
Well a wet day today which gives time to catch up on the time since leaving Bilbao on Wednesday. As we were trying to avoid getting soaked we ended up on the slow train to San Sebastian when we say the slow train it was due to our expectations really. When we'd checked the time table I'm sure it was giving times at less than 2 hours, but the train journey that ...
... the Urumea River which flows through the town. Over it are number of bridges, the most attractive the Puente Maria Christina. From here we continued to the Cathedral Buen Pastor, set amongst the commercial buildings, the ornate city hall, and then we followed the water's edge with the Christ statue Monte Urgull Mendia looking over us.
We walked into Plaza de la Constitution, and saw that ...