Bayonne – Third Day

After the watery awfulness of yesterday we went to bed hoping for better things to come. Waking a couple of times during the night I noticed that………..it had stopped raining. When we got up this morning it was still not raining. Then, in the middle of breakfast, it chucked it down all over again! This…

Bayonne – Second Day

I’m rather afraid that there’s not much to say about today as it’s been a complete washout. Not just raining but absolutely chucking it down from dawn to dusk, this was the view from our window this morning. We delayed breakfast as long as we could but sooner or later you have to do something;…

Bayonne – First Day

Well Bayonne has a much more relaxed feel to it, nobody seems to be in very much of a rush at all and that suits me when I’m on holiday. A few overnight showers had cleared but the day started very overcast and with the River Nive in slack water I was able to get…

To the Deep South – Biarritz and Bayonne

We were sorry to leave Bordeaux which we have liked immensely but not sorry to leave our hotel which was, at best, adequate. Leaving on a Sunday morning is certainly preferable to leaving on a Monday morning and yet again Madam Garmin makes it so easy. Look forward to visiting Bordeaux again sometime. With heavy…

In Bordeaux – Third Day

Our last full day in Bordeaux and an unsettled weather forecast so we decided to head fir some culture. Tram into the city centre and a walk up to the Musée des Beaux-Arts, once again taking us past some attractive streets. The museum itself has two wings which stretch along the two sides of the…

In Bordeaux – Second Day

As is so often the case, we find that the hotel is trying to pay off the French national debt through their charge for breakfast. So sod ’em, we went just down the road and had a better breakfast at a café for just about half the hotel cost; this was the place. Much refreshed…

In Bordeaux – First Day

There is always much excitement about the first day spent in a new city and our first day in Bordeaux was no exception. Fortified by breakfast we set out to explore and the first good thing is that Bordeaux has trams and Mrs Sixwheeler loves a good tram. We can catch a Ligne C tram…

Onward to Bordeaux

We woke up in good time and said goodbye to Le Mans on a dull, damp and overcast morning. At least the road South was fairly traffic free which was just as well because it soon started to rain which just got heavier and heavier. I was looking for fuel and at the services said…

From Bath to Calais to Le Mans

Monday 4 June 2018 and we actually managed to be packed and ready to go on time, this is unusual. Quite a nice day for a gentle drive down to the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone, in fact we got there in such good time we were able to catch a Shuttle an hour ahead of…

Lisbon 2018 / 3

Thursday 8 March 2018 A bit of culture and a lot of food… Firstly my apologies for the delay in getting this posted but our journey home was a nightmare (see next post) and there’s been a lot of rugby that needed to be watched since we got home. Anyway… Second full day had been…