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May 6, 2016 - Hondarribia old town and Boat building

I tried a run before breakfast. It is so step here it was more of a plod. Dogs, cyclists, sheep, apple orchard. We are in the bush. I came across a sign showing a bike and what appeared to be a paraglider. Up close it was a helmet. Now this is strange as not many cyclists wear helmets here. Arid Gautama da? No? She did not understand me either. Down to Hondarribia and a wander around the old town. Again lots of history and again tapas for lunch. Love tapas. The pictures do not show the serviettes thrown on the ground. Why do this? Custom?...

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France, spring 2016

May 4, 2016 - San Sebastián wander

Our hotel in Hondarribia is very comfortable. We do not normally stay in hotels as we like to cook our dinner or lunch and do our washing. Here we have the best of both worlds as breakfast is included and there is a communal kitchen and they do our washing. Translating as usual is a lot of fun and the owners here are keen to get a message across in French/Basque/Spanish. Yes that is right there is NO English. I have used google translate to some effect but as usual 'lost in translation' occurs. Some more guests arrived and as they had...

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France, spring 2016

May 3, 2016 - Bordeaux to Hondarribia

Smooth run to the airport to pick up the car and then a couple of hours drive to San Sebastián - with a lot of help from our FRIEND the gps. Just one little problem - we cold not lock the car when we stopped for lunch. The bloke explained when we picked up the car that it had 2 circuits and one was not charged. Puzzled we worked out driving later on that the locking part of the circuit must be the one not charged. So now the car locks! Some confusion - I know you are not surprised, with navigating to our hotel. Must put the correct address...

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France, spring 2016

Oct 25, 2015 - More of San Sebastian

The natural beauty of San Sebastian is captivating, from its mountain peaks overlooking a rugged coastline to its bay and beaches. The bay and beaches are all within walking distance of the city centre and offer the calm waters of La Concha and Ondarreta for swimming, paddle-boarding, spearfishing and sailing while Zurriola is a surf beach. The wide promenade which stretches the whole length is great for strolling and taking in the views. Northern Spain is well known for its Pintxos (pronounced Pinchos) which are the region's form of tapas...

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Oct 24, 2015 - Saturday in San Sebastian

The hike from SS to Pasaia starts at the base of Mounte Ulia to the east of the city. It begins with a steep climb up lots of steps but the reward at the top is stunning views back across the beaches, city and mountains of SS. The path is very well sign posted and where there is a junction the correct way is marked with a symbol of red, white and green stripes while the incorrect way has a red and white cross. Some of the pathway is covered in vegetatian while in other places it is open with views across the Bay of Biscay and the rugged...

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Oct 23, 2015 - Beautiful day in San Sebastian

Here we are in San Sebastian in the Basque region of Northern Spain, an autonomous area with its own parliament, language and an identity quite distinct from other areas in the country. The influence of the French is evident in the architecture and lifestyle which is not surprising considering that the border with France is only 20 kilometres away. The change in landscape is also obvious with the ubiquitous orange trees, olive groves and dry conditions of Andalucia in the south giving way to the verdant, mountainous regions of the Basque...

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Sep 16, 2015 - Day 27 San Sebastián

Caught the bus into the city in plenty of time to join our tour. We grabbed a takeaway coffee and cake from one of the cafes so we could enjoy it while we waited. Once I'd finished mine, I went for a walk to get my steps up and found a map that had post office details on it. I'm still looking for a post office. I decided to come e back to it later in the day. Pete was still waiting where we'd been told was the pick up place and no one else was there. It was getting close to 9am so I said I'd walk to the original meeting place to see if...

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Sep 15, 2015 - Day 26 San Sebastián

We were a bit slow getting moving today as we don't have anywhere we have to be at any particular time. Tomas sent me a text telling me a big storm was coming and there would be 6-metre seas and for us to be careful. Pete went out for an early walk to check out what is in the neighbourhood and see where the metro station is. Tomas told us about the bus however we are pretty keen on travelling on the metro as it's easier to know where you are and to change lines to go to different areas. We set off to the metro with great expectations. Big...

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Sep 14, 2015 - Day 25 Santiago de Compestala to San Sebastián

We are covering a lot of kilometres today....Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastián. We'll be in the train from 10:06 to 20:48 to be precise. We were up reasonably early to allow time for the walk to the station with a couple of stops on the way. I was hoping for the post office and we needed the supermarket to buy a few goodies for the journey. Didn't find the post office however bought some cheese, tomatoes, bananas, bread rolls and crackers...do I detect a common theme here? We had time up our sleeves so had a coffee and pastry at the...

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May 5, 2015 - Beach Day

Georgias recount of the beach day Today we went for a big walk to the beach. We kept stopping at the all the good looking pastry and chocolate shops. As we were walking on the beach we had to walk on stairs which when the tide came in later the waves went BANG, CRASH against them. Me and Ollie changed into our togs and went straight in but only for like 5mins because it was too cold. Instead we bult a kayak out of sand and destroyed it seconds later. Next mum and tomo decided that we would walk up this big hill. Mum told us there was a...

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May 2, 2015 - Georgias day in San Sebastian

This is Georgia's diary entry Today we walked into town to find a place that sold sim cards. We waited awhile and when we had got up to the counter we had to have Dads passport. So me and Dad walked all the way back. Luckly we stopped for a chocolate covered crossiant and bagette. After we got his passport we had to wait for over an hour which was really boring. Once it was sorted out we had really nice cheese and bagettes. We headed to Mt Urgull mendia to see a statue. I wasn't too happy about the big hill and steep stairs my feet were so...

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Apr 30, 2015 - San Sebastain

It was a sad farewell to our wonderful canal boat and on our way to next adventure. Today we have left France and head for Spain. We awoke this morning on the canal with a beautiful view of the water and tonight we put our heads down with a view of the beach and so many apartments. It took us about 4 hours to get here and the temperature keeps rising - We have arrived to 28c. Looking forward to going swimming in the ocean soon. Here is tomos account of the day Today we went to spain. The car journey was long. We went to a church that was...

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