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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 ...
... shopping and little bars. When we were settled in it felt good to cook our own food and stay in one place for a while and have a break from 'travelling.' Luckily we were right near the ocean and in the middle of Biarritz and every day we went for a walk along the rocky cliffs and around town to see what else we could discover. There was sadly no surf for Tom so we had to find other ways to keep entertained. In France baguettes and crepes are eaten very regularly. Our favourite crepes ...
... of lovely buildings took look at. I should mention the walk into town as it is about 45 mins into town most of which is going around the bay which is very good to look at as the sea is a lovely turquoise colour at the moment. We have now returned to the van and after chatting to an english couple who have lived in the Cognac area of France for five years and are on their way to spain, we are having a cup of tea. Tomorrow we are moving on to Bilbao to see the Guggenheim museum. ...
... the iron. It is possible the house is haunted. I have been sitting here and three times now the door behind me has been heard opening and shutting. unusual considering the dense strength of the build. And each night at various times very early In the morning the whole house has been lit with floodlights from the security system. Also odd considering the remote controlled gate and impenetretable garden border. But I also doubt a ghost would have set it off....... ...