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NOW I read that it always rains all the time in north Spain. Should have read the literature before I guess. Ferry from Porthmouth to Bilbao was much cleaner and smarter than I expected. Now in Bilbao in a camping site that is actually closed except for the restaurant which is rather good. Not sure why they let us book? We are the only ones here and parked in the restaurant carpark. Which makes it handy for visiting. Been sitting here since 5 o'clock ...
... really close to the rocks. Go big or go home. We saw several groups of Spanish surfers bobbing around - waiting for even bigger waves!?!? Or maybe they were waiting for smaller ones that won't kill them. And this surf display was on a nice, calm 80 degree day with very little wind. I wonder if Spanish surfers call each other dude? The middle of the day was spent at a little old town called Guernica. Guernica is a spiritual home for Basque governance and leadership, and ...
... but Castilian. He outlawed a lot of stuff as he was a dictator. Anyway, he outlawed these other languages. But in Basque Country if you were caught speaking Basque on the street, you would be shot. It is unfortunate that older people in this area tend not to be able to speak their regional language, which, I was told, is the oldest living language in Europe. It is being taught in schools now, so the younger generations speak it. But I digress, back to Franco. It seemed ...
... rocks and you
stand in the middle and see which numbered rock your shadow points to. Looking
around, I found my favorite fragrance shop, Frédéric Malle and stopped by to pick
up some travel size samples of Carnal Flower and Vetiver Extraordinaire. I also
discovered a new one called French Lover. After lunch, we went to
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, another charming seaside resort town, where we walked around
and explored for a while before seeing San Sebastian in ...
... at the end of the tour was the main highlight, though--we really enjoy Rioja wine. Since we weren't staying at the extravagant hotel, we had to get back in our car and leave the beautiful winery. We drove two hours up from the winery's valley, through the mountains, and then dropped, quickly, to sea level and our next destination.
Gato Tally: 517 (we didn't see any in Bilbao; the new cat was actually spotted by Dennis in Barcelona, but he refused to include it in his last ...