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... to a beautiful day. Still, warm and sunny so after breakfast we set off along the coastline on our bikes to Arcachon. It's all very beautiful with the beach running the distance and the locals and people of Bordeaux making the most of a beautiful Sunday. Many were already on the beach sunning themselves. We rode about 18 km to get to the end of the cycle lane till you can ride no more and its certainly a playground to enjoy the beach scene. ...
... as we like AirTransat, their actual handling of bike--or perhaps more accurately, the airport baggage handlers--has never impressed us.
It was barely 10am despite all that we'd done so far. Rooms were being prepared but still not ready (although expected by noon) so we hung out and tried to stay awake (some failed) in the lobby, connecte to the hotel's wi-fi.
Caroline found out about a sandwich shop close by from the front desk, ...
... the blue. Anyway we put our bikes together and the hotel staff calmed down and we are in the process of getting our rooms.
The other pictures show some evidence of jet lag, with one I might entitle "beauty and the beast".
Just got our room so will stop there. If I can stay awake we will go into Bordeaux this afternoon.
As you can see from the pictures we did go ...
... update more regularly if I don't become alcoholic..
The idea is to get into Spain today or tomorrow (depending how many beers I have) and get to explore the Basque Country. It's already apparent, the signs are in Spanish here as well and paella is on the menu in most restaurants - mmmmm!
Had a lovely chat with Jilly last night and it's looking good for a meet-up soon. She's promised to show me the ropes with the Tapas bars of northern Spain so bring it ...
... by finding a Chateau near it that took Auto-Caravannes for 3 euros per night! But wait.. it gets better.. residents on the site get free tastings!! Tip - if you like a red wine treat yourself to a bottle of Chateau Saint Ahon Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois - it's a good as it sounds.
Pedalled into Bordeaux Centre and it's an impressive clean healthy and lively place.They were all running skating or cycling in both directions along beside the river, to ...