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Madrid to Biarritz

September 2, 2015 Wednesday

overcast 23 °C

Weather was overcast, varying from heavy to light and back again, although it did rain overnight. The temperature has dropped from the low to mid thirties back to the low twenties.

Today was a relatively easy travel day. Bags out at 7:00am and departure at 7:45am. Morning tea and lunch stops were at toad side cafe's. Along many of the roads in Spain there are large metal silhouttes of the bull located on crests where they can be easily seen. Crossed the Pyrenees Mountains again.

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In the afternoon, we vistited the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, a musem of modern art. All I can say is that I don't get it! I can see better quality graffitti on Sydney trains, and the art seems to be reused advertising, sculptures of balloon animals, and a room dedicated to erotic images and stautues of the Italian porn actress who became a politician. That's 1.5 hours of my life wasted!

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From Bilabao, we drove another 2 hours to Biarritz, an old fishing village which is now a major resort on the Basque coastline. After checking in, I did a quick walk to the headland and back before dinner, and decided I loved the town. Fortunately, we have a free morning to explore the town tomorrow. This area is known as the Cote des Basques.

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My room is a large corner one, with ocean views. After a group dinner in the hotel, a few off us adjourned to the roof top bar to enjoy the scenes, and a drink, at night.

Posted by HimalayanPeter 07:17 Archived in France

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