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Travel Blogs from St-Jean-de-Luz
... 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. ...
Spanish haciendas that were so popular in Australia in the 70’s (admittedly we
did not travel any further south than Madrid, so maybe they are all there
waiting for us).
We travelled along many minor roads which had two
plusses, we got to see much more of the local villages and we avoided some of
the more ridiculous tolls. Arrived about
lunch time the following day in a seaside resort that looked to all intent as
if someone had come ...
On our way to Biarritz we stopped for a night in Bordeaux to break the trip up. There was no time for more wine tasting but we managed to explore the little city which was very pretty. The wine regions around Bordeaux seem smaller and more privately owned with not as much history as Burgundy so I was glad we chose Burgundy instead. Driving into Biarritz we passed through the small surf town of Hossegor so Tom could check the surf. There was a small wave but it was quite windy and chilly. ...
We decided to have a look at Biarritz beach before we set off (even though the sun wasn't out). It was quite choppy & there were massive bits of driftwood all over the beach. We weren't quite sure where we were heading today! We typed San Sebastián into the sat nav and 3 options came up. It definitely wasn't the one that was 2000km away, but it could have been the 33km or 230km ones. We knew we were quite close to Spain but didn't know how close! So we figured we would see ...
... 5 hours to get to its destination while the French countryside is ripped in two halves giving me nano seconds to look at any detail. To its defence, the seats are very comfortable and the aspect generally clean and quiet. (GBP 81 via internet).
The "pre-Camino" has involved a fair amount of meditation about what I would need to carry, where I would stay each night approximately and what physical condition I would need to be in to walk this without that been ...