Monday 27 August 2012

Basque coast holiday

After a very busy couple of months, we found we had a few days off last week, so treated ourselves to a short break to the Basque coast. 
We dug out our tent and camping equipment which last saw the light of day in New Zealand in 2010 and booked in at a small family site just inland from St Jean de Luz which was clean and efficiently run. We soon slipped into the camping routine again. The positive side being breakfast outside the tent - the negative trooping off to the wash-block at bedtime armed with toothbrush and loo roll!

We spent 3 days of non-stop sightseeing - St Jean de Luz and the coast-line north and south, Spain and the city of San Sebastian, the very picturesque Basque villages, the ever present mountains, Biarritz and Capbreton. August is very high season so there were tourists everywhere, but a nice atmosphere and very warm weather, if a bit hazy at times.
Some photos of our trip are here

Wednesday 1 August 2012

A couple of walks in the mountains

We have had a couple of good hikes in the Pyrenees over the past week. The first was with Daniel and Phil to a mountain lake with the most beautifully clear water. The second was to the Pic de Tarbesu, a peak about an hour's climb from the Col de Pailheres. This was a lovely walk for a hot day - a welcome breeze and then 360 degree views at the top

July photo a day albums

July has yet again been a busy month. We have enjoyed having lots of visitors - friends, family and guests. 
Will add a few more words in a day or two when we are less busy - but for now, here are our photos for the month

Lesley's album

Dave's album