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... Banner" in the middle of Bilbao where we was given the best "Self Clap" applause in appreciation of his work! JAJAJA, good times!
Then after some running, waiting, bridge crossing, story telling, sandwich eating, snack tasting, we realized that it actually was 6:30am and we had to get at least 3 hours before the alarm clock woke us up at 9:30am!
After a hiccup in the morning regarding Un Ladrón, we made our way to the ...
... Voight. I'd love to come back and have a go at the rapids, just a little more pleasant than Lee Valley. At SJPdP I made my way to the pilgrims office to get my "credencial" stamped. The staff there give me some more information on the stage with a plan of all the stages with ascent/descent diagrams. I'm going to use this to make sure that some of the 40km stages I have planned are achievable. So onto ...
... cars cannot pass.
-You walk in and hope that there is a table or counter free, because again, the best bars are usually full of people.
-You order your drinks (anything from a beer to a glass of fresh-pressed orange juice)
-You claim a spot, and then make your way to the bar to observe the pinxtos.
-You take or ask for a plate, then fill it with whatever looks good (and EVERYTHING looks good!)
-You show your plate to the waiter behind the ...
... amazing fews of the bay. There is a giant statue of Christ up at the summit, very similar to 'Christ the redeemer' over in Rio.
The old part of town has some narrow streets with plenty of bars offering pinxos (mostly seafood but quite a few smoked meats and cheeses)
Visited the museum 'De San Telmo' all about Basque history. Modern building fused with a refurbished church and cloister.
Afer 3 days of solid rain in San Sebastian, I decided to leave and head for Bilbao.
... the past is security. In this case there was a gendarmerie patrol car seen on a couple of occasions and late in the evening a fleet of twelve fully loaded National Police minibuses arrived for their supper. There were overnight trucks parked in the caravan area close to the service building and that too gave us a feeling of security. We slept
soundly in spite of these comings and goings.There is ...