© Number 10 B & B 2016
The visit of our very good friend Steve was the perfect excuse for a little much needed R & R.
Tapas for lunch
Sitting outside in the sun we enjoyed a leisurely lunch including a delicious selection of Iberian meats together with fresh sardines and anchovies. A glass of chilled rose accompanied our meal in a perfect location for a spot of people watching.
On arrival at Hondarriba and conscious of time, the first priority had to be finding lunch. Not an onerous task as just a short walk from the harbour we discovered a pretty tree lined boulevard with a good choice of tapas restaurants.
What stories could this tell?
After lunch it was time to explore the old walled Citadel. This very much reminded me of our local town of Navarrenx and I guess must date back to the same era when both would have been within the ancient Navarre region.
Pretty old town
It was well worth the climb, with delightful cobbled streets lined with colourful buildings overlooking the bay.
Time for one last photo looking across the bay towards Hendaye before heading down to the little yellow ferry heading across the bay to take us back to France.
A glorious day saw us set out for Hendaye on the coast to catch the water taxi to Spain for lunch. Soon we were all aboard and ready for the off.
Two little boats ply their trade all year round ferrying folks across the river estuary between France and Spain. The trip takes only minutes and our arrival on the quay just on lunch time meant no queue as everyone else was clearly already there.