Travel Blogs from Hendaye
Then it was up the Funicular to get some views of the city from atop and to have a quick lunch. After touring through the amusement park, and watching Martin attempt to beat the "Kids Soccer Kick" game high score of 920, we made our way back down the mountain for our continuing tour.
We headed over to the east side of the bay where we relaxed to the sound and sights of the waves crashing against the sea barriers and ...
-You spend a few minutes looking at the menu and then...
-You order your food, usually one entree per person
-You receive your drinks, and wait awhile... and then
-You receive your (huge american sized) meal
-You order dessert, and then eat that too
-You ask for the check, pay and then leave.
Now, imagine that you are eating lunch in San Sebastián.
-You walk to the bar, because the best bars are on ...
... 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.
Glorious sunny day - high teens / low twenties, so we decided to stay close to home. The day started with Sandy heading off to see if she could assist the locals with their 'tidyup of the beach' and me heading to a coffee shop to spend some quality time on my book.
Unfortuntely for Sandy it was geared more to school groups..so she had a pleasant beach walk. I managed to get a ...