Sunday, August 22, 2010

August 13th – Cliff Walk in Hendaye

After more overnight rain, it cleared up nicely for us to embark on a cliff top walk along the green coastline of Hendaye. We passed an odd-looking Neo-Gothic castle that had apparently been built for a famous astronomer in the 19th century, and kept walking as far as our empty stomachs would allow us.

On a sunny day (and there aren't as many as you'd think of a place that's just 15 miles from the glamorous resort of Biarritz) there can't be many more pretty places as this. We had lunch in a beachside café, and then it was time for the beach for the sun worshippers and bed for those in need of a siesta, before an early evening swimming session getting buffeted by the surf.