Northern Spain Road Trip – Day 4

Sun is shining again, we could get used to this. We cycle around town to the harbour and photograph the iconic La Concha beach steps. The tide is out and so I’m afforded the opportunity to walk underneath them and play with the light and reflections. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to work on my photography. Brownie patiently sunbathes up above it’s a win win for us both.

The Tour de France starts in Bilbao on 1st July this year with 3 stages in the Basque Country before moving into France. A hint of yellow abounds promoting the Grand Depart

We cycle around the harbour and stop for a delicious lunch at a harbour side restaurant – grilled sardines, green salad and fries – and watch the world go by.

After lunch we cycle to Playa de Zurriola the 3rd stretch of golden sandy beaches in San Sebastian and sit on the sea wall catching rays whilst marvelling at bravery of the surfers as they’re buffeted by the strong Atlantic currents.

After a short siesta we visit the Tabakalera a former tobacco factory which has been converted into a contemporary culture centre. Our hotel is part of this building. Entry is free and there are a number of exhibitions for us to wander through. The rooftop terrace affords us with a great view of the city.

Tonight we stay local and bar hop for Pintxos in the Gros area which is across the river from the more touristy old town and about 10 minutes from our hotel. We dine on salt cod tacos in a rich red pepper sauce, baked foie gras, rich garlicky prawns, tun empanadas and beef sliders. Chilled rioja is a perfect accompaniment. The bars are heaving and space is at a premium. We have eaten royally tonight and sleep well.


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  1. Great photo work Karen..,thanks Brownie for your patience…yiu have by now decades of experience regarding the Sells’ love of photography.ONWARD, 😉

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