Hotel Bellevue Hendaye
Travel Blogs from Hendaye
... 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 ...
... reminded me of Noosa when it was first built and had smaller funky restaurants and cafes and was less populated than Biarritz. We really liked the relaxing vibe and planned on coming back for a day.
Finding our apartment in Biarritz was a little difficult and there was no where to park. We ended up parking in an underground public car park and walking all our luggage and groceries up a steep hill to our place. Biarritz is a very hilly surf town but very pretty. There is good ...
... and simple church.The roads are hazardously narrow as we drive higher into the Picos. Sharrons ears protrude over the central white line so that when we pass another vehicle, it is advisable to stop and let them creep past us. I find this out to my cost while driving at a steady twenty or so mph, there is a loud thwack as a 4x4 passes by. We pull up and get out to inspect the damage, as does the driver of the ...
... where they were going but there was three car carriers of them???
Other buy tonight was a bottle of Chateau des Tours red from Cotes du Rhone. Guy told me that this wine is VERY good, their best wine is often compared to Grange. Let's see....much cheaper than Grange and I didn't buy the top one:-)
http://www.iliquor.com.au/page/shop/fly page/product_id/1624/keyword//offset/23 ...