Monthly Archives: September 2012

St Jean-de-Luz, Pyrénées-Atlantique

St Jean-de-Luz is a quiet fishing town and, in season, a busy tourist resort.  The natural harbour protects the shoreline, making it one of the safest beaches for swimming along this stretch of coast .. An important historical event took place … Continue reading

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Le Petit Train de la Rhune .. going down

The conductor’s whistle blows .. the downward 4.2 km journey begins .. s-l-o-w-l-y !! Love the wooden benches with turned legs .. In the mist ..  a hiker and his labrador .. Hmm, interesting .. another ‘le petit train’ was … Continue reading

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La Rhune, Basque Country .. on the summit !

Continuing from yesterday’s post .. we are now on top – 905 m up .. on the summit of La Rhune .. and it was freezing .. cloudy .. windy .. fine drizzle It was breathtaking !!   Spain on the one side  .. .. France … Continue reading

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How the music has changed in my car

A slight diversion from France …. I’ve always had music in the car while carrying Bradley and Connor in my car .. sometimes local stations .. but mainly CD’s.  When they were both babies I tuned into the classical music station.  … Continue reading

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Le Petit Train de la Rhune, Basque Country

Day 7 :  up bright and early .. we were, not the sun 😦  ..  cloudy and grey  … we made our way towards the Basque Mountain, La Rhune .. ” Most of Basque country is in Spain, but around 10% … Continue reading

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Biarritz, Pyrénées

Still on Day 6 of our Trafalgar Tour – ‘best of France’ – fabulous so far.. far more to come!! Biarritz – on the Atlantic Coast, a popular seaside resort with the best surfing in Europe.  In the mid-19th century … Continue reading

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Lourdes, Pyrénées # 2 … the Grotto

The holiest site at Lourdes is the Grotto Massabielle where Bernadette, a 14 year old daughter of a local miller, experienced 18 apparitions of the Virgin Mary.  “Despite being told to keep away from the cave by her mother and … Continue reading

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Lourdes, Pyrénées

At last I can sit and post a blog .. have had a busy week .. and we still haven’t purchased a toilet !!!!  – bought taps, shower fittings, tiles, and beautiful oval quartz basin.  The builder is making a … Continue reading

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En route to Lourdes

I didn’t realise how difficult it was to choose a toilet !!   We needed a shower in our en suite bathroom, which is very small, and decided to take out the bath and put a shower in it’s place.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Carcassonne, Southern France # 2

Holding thumbs my downloading goes smoothly with … drum role … .. .. .. .. Carcassonne continued .. Entrance to the Chateau … a fortress within a fortress, the chateau has a moat, five towers and defensive wooden galleries on the … Continue reading

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