11.05.2011 - 12.05.2011 21 °C
Made it to Spain, First day was super hot and sunny, around 30 degrees. Hit a small patch of rain on the way from Bordeaux but otherwise an easy ride. Pitched our tent and settled in with a braai and some chorizo sausages. Oh ja we went to the beach first and I had a swim. The sea was warm even at 6pm.
Around 9:30pm all hell broke loose and there was a big thunder storm with lightening! It added to the atmosphere, luckily we had the tent up and didnt get too wet. It rained all night.
The next morning we fried up some more chorizo and eggs. You can see the cup under the bike stand to stop it from sinking into the ground with the rain!
We then caught the bus into san Sebastian again and walked up Monte Igueldo, there was a venicular but we walked (cheapskates) The view was spectacular. We had a coke and looked around the area...
We saw some ruins on the far side of the Monte and decided to walk there...it took about 3 hours and I had to make up the path as we went....although I told Jennifer that there was a clear path! We eventually cut through the bushes and found our way back to the road. I was a good and exhausting hike, but we both enjoyed it.
Some photos from our hike
this part of Spain reminds me of the Transkei in SA, complete with cows grazing on the hills and near the sea....the only thing missing is the zol plantations ;-)
We are both feeling knackered now but not tired enough to enjoy some local beers in the warmth of the spanish sun, such a hard life...I am really battling to adapt from London life, Not!
The battery is draining on the netbook so got to go. Adios