It was a very peaceful night, as we expected, and made an early start just after 9 am. We stopped for diesel, food and drinks at Le Clerk at St Gaudens, where diesel was only 1.07 euros a litre! (Why can’t England sell as cheap as the rest of Europe?). Then we carried on Westwards following the Pyrenees to the south through Tarbes and Pau, stopping for lunch at the aire of Hastingues on the A64, just 20 km east of Bayonne at about 1 pm.
We carried on southwest and crossed the border into Spain at Irun and continued to ‘supposedly beautifully scenic’ aire at Astigarraga (as the guide described it), which was far too overcrowded for our liking, with the world and its aunty having picnics and barbeques and very little space in between families, let alone parking spaces. Contrary to what was stated on website, there was no place to empty grey or black water or fill up with drinking water, as it was all closed off with barriers, and the spaces reserved for motorhomes had been taken by cars! So, after this great disappointment, Adonis decided to try Getaria, where he’d been with his parents many years before.
So here we are, in a car park reserved exclusively for motorhomes and overlooking the sea: very pretty indeed, but road behind us is a tad too busy for my liking. Still, we were lucky to find a place at 4 pm on a Saturday and can’t complain. We’ve gone for a walk on the beach and through the village, with Bramble enjoying a very needed swim in the sea, as it’s 30 C in the shade. He’s now sleeping again, Adon’s having a fag and Pepo looking hot and bothered. We’re about to upload pictures on hard-drive of the last places we’ve been to in France and our first stop in Spain. I’ve got to say that this place is something else and that the pictures should be very interesting indeed. Adonis is cooking his famous couscous with porc and aubergines. I’m looking forward to it already.