Saturday 27th September Same coordinates as the last blog because we are still here
First of all, hands up all of you that noticed my mistake in the title of the last blog and I am not talking about the spelling errors of some of the towns I have talked about. I suppose it shows just how relaxed we are when I do not know what day of the week it is. The 25th was a Wednesday not a Thursday and I didn’t notice the mistake until later. Ah well!!!
We are still on the same site and are thoroughly enjoying the fabulous weather and all that we find in this area. Now I have to admit another mistake I made the other day. We walked to find a garage to get the tyre we needed and found exactly what we wanted and they had it in stock. Come back at 4o/c they said. We had lunch at a nice restaurant near the massive E.Leclerc supermarket and then we walked home with our French bread under the arm. Later Elaine stayed enjoying the sun and I went off to go to the garage. First I have to remind you all that we have done all our mileage on the back roads and have paid not one cent to the French government for driving on their roads. I tuned left one turn too early and found myself on a road that did not take me to my destination. No, I was now on a two lane motorway heading towards Biarritz. Worse still it was a Peage and I threw the 1 euro 80 into the machine to get the barrier to rise. Now I have to get back for my 4o/c appointment. I think the road works that were on my return journey were put up just to delay my journey. The long and short of it is that it was 3 hours later that I returned to the campsite. Poor Elaine was worried stiff that I had had an accident and how would she get home????????
We went by bus to Biarritz yesterday and had a super day exploring this city. I think it is no longer the mecca of the rich and beautiful but it is now a massive magnet to surfers and sun worshippers as the waves and the endless beaches are full of people enjoying themselves. When we got back to the camp site we were thoroughly entertained by a display by the French equivalent of the Red Arrows as they performed over the bay of St Jean de Luz.
Today was extremely hot but we still walked into the town, all around the bay and all the way to the old Fort. After lunch we walked all the way back and Elaine didn’t complain once. The whole journey was around 9 miles and if we had brought our evenings meal with us then it certainly would have been cooked by the time we got back because of the extreme temperatures of the day. I do not think we will be doing much this evening.