The weather was overcast as we continued along the Spanish coast from Gijon to A Coruna. Our immediate challenge was to find a laundromat/lavenderia which was NOT easy. Funnily enough though, once we found one we kept seeing them all over the place! The roads in Spain are pretty amazing with their motorways having numerous very high viaducts, tunnels through mountains and bridges everywhere. Highlights were the rugged Cantabrico Coast, The Cathedrals (rock formations a bit like The Great Ocean Road in Australia) and the coastal cities of Gijon and A Coruna. We finally saw some sunshine as we travelled the north-west coast of Spain from A Coruna to Portugal. It was great to explore this different culture and interact with the locals as best we could with our limited language skills. Highlights were A Coruna and Noia and the lovely coastal drive in this part of the world. We stopped at numerous beaches for short walks and tried some interesting and delicious local foods. The red wines were a favorite! Missed the last Blog Entry? See all entries on the Trips and Photos page..
We continue south along the west coast of France to La Rochelle, Bordeaux then we stop at Biscarrosse for the night. The highlights were the amazing churches you stumble across in small towns, La Rochelle's wine and food tasting expo, Bordeaux's buildings and the giant sand dune, Dune du Pilat. We have now mastered shopping and getting diesel in France and basic greetings (although we don't get too many words out before they realise we speak English and switch to that). So much for our efforts at French!
We were still travelling down the coast of France but now we were almost into Spain. After Biscarrosse Campsite we stopped at some of the other beaches, then the town of Bayonne before crossing into Spain and stopping for a couple of days in San Sebastian, which we loved! The coast of Spain was really interesting as was getting used to the language. The weather was still overcast but little enough rain so as not to slow us down at all. Loving Spain! Missed the last Blog Entry? See all entries on the Trips and Photos page.