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... to Geoff that I thought Hendaye was in the opposite direction. Agreeing, we wait for the train to loop back or shunt out and then head towards its, in our minds, proper destination.
It was not to be and an announcement over the speaker system confirms our fears that this was the train to Paris!! Thankfully it stopped at Biarritz, where we got off waited and caught the train to Hendaye which we would and should have caught at St Jean which was running forty five minutes late. ...
Spanish haciendas that were so popular in Australia in the 70’s (admittedly we
did not travel any further south than Madrid, so maybe they are all there
waiting for us).
We travelled along many minor roads which had two
plusses, we got to see much more of the local villages and we avoided some of
the more ridiculous tolls. Arrived about
lunch time the following day in a seaside resort that looked to all intent as
if someone had come ...
... shopping and little bars. When we were settled in it felt good to cook our own food and stay in one place for a while and have a break from 'travelling.' Luckily we were right near the ocean and in the middle of Biarritz and every day we went for a walk along the rocky cliffs and around town to see what else we could discover. There was sadly no surf for Tom so we had to find other ways to keep entertained. In France baguettes and crepes are eaten very regularly. Our favourite crepes ...
... side was the sea and as far as you could see the other way was forest. We didn’t realise you only got half an hour free parking so we literally ran up to the top and back down before we were charged!
On the way to Socoa we passed Bearitz and Bayonne but didn’t stop at them. Our campsite was right on the sea, but when we arrived it was so wet we didn’t care about that. Thankfully the rest of our stay there ...
... we had to trek down and then up the hill to catch the bus to San Sebastian
In San Sebastian, the famous La Concha Beach had a fair covering of roasting bodies. It was a lovely day, and further on hordes of school children were very loud after visiting the aquarium. Old men with the famous basque berets watched the boats bobbing about in the harbour.
We had started ...