is thankfully staying away. Temperature still in the late 20’s and bright blue skies. The hotel we are in is “interesting”. It has corridors like a museum, and we are struggling to work out how it can be described as “rural”. It has a truck park on one side, an HGV filling station on another, and a car park and busy road on the other. Food is good but very basic, and is slapped in front of you by a waitress on the run.
We had a pleasant day on the beach at Hondorribia this afternoon, and watched a triathlon. The area is somewhat different to what we had expected, with lots of Austrian type ski chalets. though no girls called Heidi wearing durndls. The Basques, both men and women, are very short with powerful shoulders and somewhat surly expressions. All the road and shop signs are in the Basque language. If Scotland votes yes next week I suspect that will be the end of Spain as we know it. The Basques, Catalans and Valencianos will surely jump on the Independence bandwagon. The particularly interesting thing about the Basque situation is that they spread over two countries, so the French would be involved as well.
Ann has been walking much further lately, so hopefully her left ankle is now well on the mend and she’ll be back to normal soon. Both looking forward to getting back to our house in Spain. Andy.