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With the alarm set at 4:15 and only getting 3 hours sleep I knew this was going to be a bit of a struggle. The alarm went and Fiona was straight out of bed and getting everything organised like a legend but I could not even be bothered to open my eyes, I wasn't already struggling and the day has only just started. In the end I did manage to get up …
... but is now a collection of shops and cafes. Gambling on the chance that one would be able to get good coffee there we stop at Café Hegoa and enjoy a welcome cuppa. Walking on we found a pleasant place on some rocks to while away some time and enjoy the sun. It was with some regret that we left to catch the train, without incidence this time, back to St Jean.
Once we had dined and packed we couldn't resist a final tour of the harbour by night. St Jean is a very pleasant place to ...
... 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.
... and sugar and nutella and banana. They LOVE nutella here its just everywhere we look. We also found a massive chocolate and nougart shop near us where Tom bought himself a big slab of white nougat and i resisted buying a slab of the delicious chocolate! The water was still quite chilly so I only stuck my feet in but Tom had a few very short swims. On our last afternoon we found a lovely bar by the beach and drank pina coladas as we watched the sun go down. We were a little tipsy ...
... on their way to Santiago!
We explored St. Jean and admired what a beautiful community it was, small gardens, with lots of colorful hydrangeas and well tended gardens. The citadel was built in 1628 and sits on the highest point of land in the area. The old town of St. Jean is completely built inside the stone walls of the Citadel and includes the large cathedral and homes. The narrow streets are made of cobble in the shape of the scallop shells and ...