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Travel Blogs from Dax
Paradise Found. Maybe not for all, but as the past week has gone by we are at a point where we really feel we are where we want to be. Not physically necessarily but this kind of lifestyle!
This is our 2nd Helpx and thankfully we were welcomed with short notice. Here in the French Basque/Pyrenee area (South West-Aquitaine) we stay with Gwen, Claire and their 3 kids: Matthiew (2.5) and the Twins Louis and Jeanne (1). Purchased the ...
Up, up and away was in fact quite accurate as we headed up to the high plains and also headed North. A bit of a bumpy trip to Motril and then on the main route passing Granada, Madrid and on to Biarritz. The ascent of man and woman up into the Sierra Nevada was spectacular as we left Motril at sea level eventually reaching about a 1000 metres with early snow on the high tops. Generally a good and easy drive North with most of the journey over the 350 metre mark and gaining ...
We left Bordeaux about 10.00 am and we arrived about 14.00 in Bayonne . It was our anniversary so we had lunch out. We had a platter of meat including Bayonne ham. We also ate squid and grilled mussels . Our wine was basque and good. We later went for a walk. Bayonne ...
... out pintxos (tapas in Basque) San Sebastian style - have one pintxo, one drink at a bar, then move onto another bar for another pintxo and another drink; strolling along the seawall that takes you from the harbour, around a bay, and alongside a river; and checking out some of its architecture (we actually got locked into one of its cathedrals!).
We also discovered some very nice Basque food ...
... to play in the waves.
Meeting up with the various friends along the way has been great and has produced many memorable moments. From Keith and Penny; all the former crew of Cowrie(Mark, Emma and family); Albert and Pamela from Rambler; Brigitte and Christian; Andrea and Neil in deepest rural France; all have been so hospitable along the way and we want to say “Thank you for making us so welcome”.
The motor home is ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility