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Biarritz. A curious place. Is it worth a weekend visit?

I simply don’t get Biarritz. On the face of it a southern France seaside town that is favoured by wealthy French citizens. The promenade does indeed look Grand with a backdrop of large hotels and apartment blocks and the blue sky and sea. 233 more words

Surf breaks and foie gras: the unusual dichotomy of Biarritz {The i Paper 13/10/2017}

The name ‘Biarritz’ is heavy with implication.

For some, it means ladies of leisure sporting Jack Vettriano umbrellas with Von-Trapp children in tow, seen and not heard, tucking into ice creams on the promenade. 953 more words



Wetsuits are a tricky beast to master, but once you find the right one it’s golden. There’s many a pitfalls on the path to the perfect wetsuit and when it goes wrong it goes very wrong, I’ve had many a freezing cold water flush down the front of a slightly too big suit or been sat shivering from going a bit too bold on the thickness. 415 more words

Camino de Frances (part 1)

I decided to hike thru-hikes 5 years ago in the hospital bed, before going into my second brain surgery. I was the lucky one; no lack in motor skills, only minor issues with cognitive ability, mainly getting tired easier. 1,365 more words


A Postcard from Biarritz


As I write this piece from Biarritz on the French Atlantic coast, the September sun is shining and waves are crashing down onto the beach in front of the… 932 more words


24 Hours In Biarritz, France

Hey, hey, hey!

The travel diaries continue this week with a very short, but sweet, post about Biarritz France. Biarritz is an elegant seaside town on southwestern France’s Basque coast and it is also a major surfing destination, with beautiful beaches and many surf schools. 274 more words


A Meander Through France

We left home on Thursday and have taken a reasonably leisurely drive through France taking advantage of the non-toll roads.  I say leisurely but we have driven 777 miles so far it just takes longer to cover the distances when you don’t use the toll motorways.  482 more words

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