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NOW I read that it always rains all the time in north Spain. Should have read the literature before I guess. Ferry from Porthmouth to Bilbao was much cleaner and smarter than I expected. Now in Bilbao in a camping site that is actually closed except for the restaurant which is rather good. Not sure why they let us book? We are the only ones here and parked in the restaurant carpark. Which makes it handy for visiting. Been sitting here since 5 o'clock ...
Today we left the resort town of San Sebastián and headed down the coast towards a Basque wine region which on the hillsides just above the ocean. They say that the salty mist, flavors their wine in away that other grapes cannot match. Tastes like wine to me. But it's a good story . . . We followed the coast line and witnessed giant waves from the Atlantic pounding the rocks. We've seen large waves during high surf warnings in Santa Cruz, but these guys were way larger and ...
Bilbao is the capital of Basque Country, or in Spanish, País Vasco. There are actually four national languages in Spain. Gallego is spoken in NW Spain in a region called Galicia. Catalán, which is spoken in Cataluña with Barcelona as the capital. Castellano or Castilian, what we simply call Spanish is spoken throughout the country. And finally, Vasco or Basque, spoken in basque country.
When Francisco Franco was in power from 1939 until his death in 1975, he ...
Robin and Katie. It only took a few hours to get there by road. Biarritz became
a popular holiday destination when Napoleon III built a seaside palace for his
wife, Empress Eugenie. It is now the Hôtel du Palais. We walked along the beach
and the promenade. There were beautiful rocky formations out in the water. I
had a delicious Nutella crepe at the lighthouse, where there was a sundial.
I've never seen one like it before. It was a circle ...
... on the really old bottles are too brittle, so to open them (like when they opened a 1929 bottle to fete Gehry, since that is his birth year), they have to heat a pair of tongs, apply the tongs to the neck of the bottle, and then splash cold water on the bottle's neck to force it to break open. Pretty nifty. Another highlight was the bottle aging area, where the winery can age up to 7.6 million bottles at a time before release to the public.
The wine ...