Basking in the Basque Country

Back from an amazing fortnight of sun, surf and sights in the Basque region of France and Spain.  Took Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises to read and followed along in Jake’s footsteps up into the Spanish mountains and down to Pamplona.


Bust of Hemingway in front of the Pamplona bull ring.

We took in the weird….




‘Maman’, The Guggenheim, Blibao

and the wonderful…


Sunset near St-Jean-de-Luz


A kettle of vultures (at least I think that’s what they were…)


Quick stop at Arcachon on the drive back to the ferry

and arrived home to the exciting news that The Growing Down of Pickle-Eyed Joe has been shortlisted for the Greenhouse Funny Prize.  It doesn’t get much better than that!


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