Tuesday, September 13, 2016

San Sebastián to Bilbao, Monday

On Sunday night we wandered over the other side of the river to look at the third beach. The inlet was producing some good waves. The waves at all the beaches were really good, and it was very nice swimming.
This was after 8pm.
Dinner in a restaurant in the Old Quarter.  The pintxo bars weren't so appealing tonight because of the all day revelling at the boat races. The place was a mess, rubbish everywhere, a few drunks, no aggro though, plenty of "other" on the ground.

Today we moved on to Bilbao (100km). It is a little inland, but we chose the coastal road for a little of our journey.  It was a good choice.  Some spectacular scenery and a nice spot at Zarrutz to have a morning break.  The Bay of Biscay

There were moments when we were reinstated to the  Fukarwee tribe!  (Think about it)
The GPS has been great, but the wrong side of the road driving has its challenges. (Especially in a manual car.  Hard to get auto hire cars here).  Jess has done a great job driving, Russell has been fantastic navigating (although many times he would point left and say go right or vice versa). Jan and I have just chuckled away in the back seat about front seat happenings.
Our apartment is right in the centre of town which is great.  Walk to everywhere. We only booked this one the day before on Trip Advisor.  It is a little dated, but quite okay. It has 4 bedrooms, very spacious (except for Jess and Jan's shower which is pretty cosy).  We have the back bedroom and bathroom. It is 25m from the front to the back!  Good exercise.
Pre dinner nibbles and drinks, it is still hot outside (35o now). Off to the pintxo bars for dinner afterwards.
The hallway.

It is 9am here so time to explore the town.

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