Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Biarritz or Bust!

Tuesday 24 April 2018 - Day 51

Nido’s in an aire on the outskirts of Biarritz.  Why the long haul from Spain to here?  Well, when we woke up in Cabarceno this morning it was 11’C and cloudy.  When we arrived in Biarritz it was 23’C and sunny - that’s why!

I had originally plugged in an aire in Spain for one more night, but it was in the corner of a car park, with tall high-rises on one side.  Plus the weather still wasn’t great, so we decided to make a run for France.  It’s quite busy here but only a few minutes walk from a lovely beach, which was packed - I wonder if it’s holiday time in France?  We’re about 4km from the centre of Biarritz, so it’s not too busy.  It’s been lovely to take a walk in warm sunshine (with no gale force winds!), cook, eat and wash up with the doors open.

As it was an unplanned ‘run for the sun’ and we didn’t arrive here until about 1630, we’ve taken it easy this evening.  Cathy did some wild swimming searching and planning in France while I cooked (bought meatballs with a homemade tomato sauce and boiled rice).  So the loose plan is to make our way slowly north east, heading for the Lot region for some wild swimming, around Cahors and onwards to the Dordogne.  That’ll put us close to the house sit, which starts in mid-May for a week.  Anyway, that’s the loose plan.  We’re hoping to slow down in France, a country we’ve always loved as a place to relax and enjoy the countryside and beaches.

So only a short post today.

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