Ibiltze Hotel Lasarte
Travel Blogs from San Sebastián - Donostia
... 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. ...
... pulled out the power cord, where a few days before
there had been teeming crowds, noisy interactions, busy food places and
hustlers on every corner now it was overcast, there were rows and rows of
plastic chairs all stacked up, the beach was empty, no buskers and even the few
hustlers seemed half hearted, school had gone back and the party had finished!
We continued to travel along the Spanish coast and spent
another night in the carpark of a marina.
... The Spanish were trying to break down the doors to get in and the waiters were run off their feet, but never once did they treat me different. Very nice. I then went out to the beach with all the sun bathers and half naked women to walk in the water. This was to be the highlight of my day - just to feel the sand under my feet. What a surprise it was for me to find the Jazz festival on the beach being set up. ...
... panoramic view of the city up there and we managed to get some great photos to show just how beautiful the area is. Seeing as we'd had a relatively cheap day by the beach, we decided to keep it that way and grabbed a kebab for dinner. Always a winner!
We thought about heading to Pamplona on the 4am bus tomorrow morning, seeing as we are so close. But turned out to be quite a mission, getting the costume, hopefully getting a seat on the bus ...
... 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.