THE IN-BETWEEN LAND OF HENDAYE

The landscape changes strikingly as I descend the French west coast from Bordeaux. The sudden hills remind me that I am entering the Pyrenean foothills and that I am in the Pays Basque. When I started my Journey I was told to be sure to see the Spanish town of San Sebastian just over the … Continue reading

LA BELLE BORDEAUX

Bordeaux is like a classy lady.  She is as sophisticated as the chic women I see walking around, similar in their elegant attire and pillared heels. And if she is a lady, she is blond. All her buildings in the town centre are of creamy stone, with classic columns, carvings and statues and the most … Continue reading

THE BRIDES AND BLUES OF ANDERNOS-LES-BAINS

The first place I see when I arrive to explore Andernos-Les-Bains is a cool pine grove with a small white church standing in its centre, the pale blues of the sea and sky melting into each other behind it. I feel a surge of pleasure as I realise that a wedding is taking place – … Continue reading