Hotel de La Plage
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... magnificent views to Saint Jean, Birrazt, the coastline and all the little villages dotted throughout the countryside. It took us about 2 1/2 hours to go up and 45mins or so to come down. Today I have sore quads and calf muscles. Funny how you can be fit for cycling and so unfit for hill climbing. Jim and Nicki spoilt us with a lovely dinner and delicious red wine and we had a great evening with them. We met their daughter Zoe who is now 11 and who I hadn't seen ...
... as she spent longer than planned doing some walking and cycling, using Michael's folding bike around Mimizan-Plage. So we stopped just long enough for some coffees and Orangina before moving on.
Soon enough we left the countryside behind and started out trek through urban areas on our way to St-Jean-de-Luz. This went much better than I thought it would as the busy streets I was expecting weren't that busy with Sunday morning ...
... Basque people from their French and Spanish "hosts," not limited to the obvious, being language and architecture, but including distinctive DNA traits.
The Basques are not happy with the vagaries of history that have left them a conquered and divided nation. Separatist movements in the region have led to acts of terrorism and blood has been shed.
The transition from France to Basque country is quite dramatic. The first thing ...
We were up bright and early and on the road to explore this lovely Basque region. We travelled along the coast road first, through St Jean de Luz and a gorgeous seaside town of Hendaye. Lots of holiday-makers there- beautiful beach and much quieter than Biarritz. Then we hit the autoroute to head for Spain. We stopped in San Sebastien, which was a great place. We fondly remembered Grace sending Tony a message from here a few years ...
... so there should be swell, sadly
it’s not arrived yet, but it’s fun. The crowd out the back speak in every
language, and are mellower than back home. There are some good surfers, but
less testosterone and plenty of waves, sadly nothing more than 2 ˝ foot. Still
surfing remains the best cure for boredom for a certain teenage boy and the
best way to get him out of bed. Even though the surf is not much, I catch
myself looking for the ...