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Over the Hills and Far Away – 8 – St. Jean de Luz

Relaxing in the square, St. Jean de Luz - these trees are very typical of French towns and villages

Leaving Biarritz, but armed with some great memories, we called in at a supermarket to replenish supplies, and met a couple from Carlisle, England who were meandering around Europe. We gave them our web details and hope to hear from them when they return from their travels, though I think they’re on the road for some months. It’s also interesting to note, that, only last week we were reminded that we had been visiting basque country – Police had arrested several ETA terrorists where we’d done our shopping!

We had been recommended Cambo-les- Bains by Miki’s parents, and whilst not wanting to cast aspersions on their choice of holiday locale, as we travelled along the main thoroughfare, it had all the appeal of a stale custard cream. It’s sole reason for being evidently the huge Spa resort on its outskirts, which looked mightily exclusive, expensive, and almost certainly packed to the gills with insufferable upper class twits ‘taking the waters’.  Cambo -le – bye-bye then…..

We headed back out to the coast again after our fruitless inland trek and made for our next destination, St.Jean de Luz, a French port right just a hop skip and a jump from the Spanish border.

Miki’s investigative skills had revealed that a free Motorhome park  with electricity existed ‘opposite the train station and in front of the harbour’. Never was a location more accurately described, for when we had parked up, jumping out of the rear would have placed us on Platform one, Exiting from the front, just a walk across the main road, a jump off the bridge, and one would hopefully land in a boat.

Kev gets acquainted with mean a net.

The electricity point was taken by an early arrival, but we took this in our stride. Once again we were amazed by the possibility to park within the centre of this lovely harbour town at no cost.  The weather was still being kind to us, and we decided to settle in for a few days. Our first foray out saw us discovering a lovely town square and extensive harbour, it was a motif bonanza for a delighted Miki!

St. Jean de Luz - a busy, picturesque port.

Kev Moore


May 27, 2010 - Posted by | Art, life, personal, photography, travel, writing | , , , ,


  1. Nicole and I love those trees! They look like they’re from a Dr. Suess book 🙂

    Comment by shelleymhouse | May 28, 2010

  2. They do, don’t they? Somewhere I have some other pics of these type of trees in France. I’ll try and post one or two. They cultivate them to ‘grow together’ and they kind of merge and create these weird natural structures, like live pavilions.

    Comment by kevmoore | May 28, 2010

  3. Pay attention please to Kevin;s bag on the first photo. A Converse. He had it with him in the USA early this year, and so many people stopped him to ask him where he had bought it! They had never seen a Converse bag before! We found it really amazing considering that Converse is American…
    So, for whom ever wants to know, here in Cafe Crem:
    we bought that bag in “El Cortes Ingles” in Malaga/Spain in 2009…
    I will add that I have myself the little sister, a wonderful tiny pink Converse bag, which we ought in Odemira/Portugal in Summer 2008.

    Comment by Miki | May 28, 2010

  4. Oh! I want to see your tiny pink Converse bag, Miki!

    Comment by shelleymhouse | May 29, 2010

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