We spent the day in Zarautz. There's a promenade which seems like a focal point for weekend activity. Everybody scoots and ambles up and down the beach. Even the rad oldies are decked out in surf gear and everyone is on a longboard. There was a small surf comp going down which pumped out some funky beats. The surf was 1-2ft but everyone got involved. It's a cool little town for a day on the beach. Sadly we have no snaps.
Being free spirited van people we assumed parking up for the night would be easy enough, we were wrong. The Spanish side of the Basque Country along the coast is mostly underground parking or hectic street parking. We've learnt that essential packing for this trip would have been a Spanish Aire guide to camper van spots. Otherwise like us, you end up in a truck stop with thirsty stray cats near a stinky factory.
Or you get lucky and end up overlooking a vineyard up a mountain road. Although this was sketchy to find in the dark.
We didn't know what to do next so we followed a travel tip to the small fishing town of Lekeito. We found a picturesque town and lovely shallow bay for swimming complete with a submerged walk way to a small island. We also went along the coast to Playa laga, our favourite beach so far. Beautiful, Jurassic rocks and empty as it was not high season.
Next up, we were excited to visit the Jean Michele Basquiat exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilboa. The art was inspiring but no cameras were aloud.
Hurricane Joaquin was coming so we had to depart in the direction of the best swell...