Travel Blogs from Hendaye
... 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 ...
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. ...
... riders are very impressive. They catch the 10 foot waves just like the surfers. The kaykers zip through the waves fastest of all.
At St. Jean de Luz the paddle out to the waves is impressive. I watched one guy and from beach to wave breaks took a good 10 minutes. Consequently, these people are in incredible shape. The men especially!!!!!
I did a little research and ...
After almost 12 hours of train we arrived to Hendaye. We were tired, hungry and ready to start our trip for real, to get to Paris. We had to spend the first night there and take the first train in the morning destination the city of love.
All of the hostels and hotels in town were full that night, so we had to stay in a very ...