When staying in B&B’s, not only is breakfast an integral part of your day but it can also vary in quality. However, I don’t think many establishments offer a glass of sparkling Cava with your corn flakes (not that we had cereal). This morning, in addition to wine, we were offered a huge fruit platter, some cheese, ham and salami, toasted brioche, sweet biscuits, orange juice and a choice of tea or coffee. We were also introduced to the owners six month old twins, a boy and girl in the tender care of their doting Grandmother.
Thus fortified by an outstanding start to the day, we drove down into the town, found a parking spot and went exploring. Hondarribia is not large by any means but has a wonderful port area, with a foot ferry to France if crossing the border took your fancy. There are plenty of places to eat, though not many were open, because it’s either too early in the season or the brisk chill wind was making them think again.
The old town is charming with lovely Basque buildings and cobbled streets. Plenty of photo opportunities..
We took our time to wander round and on the way back popped in for pinxos, which were ok but not brilliant. The cold wind did nothing to make us want to linger so we strolled briskly back to the car and drove back to our B&B. We’re back to Arroka Berri in 45 minutes. A very short but challenging drive down the cliff, with a really steep final ten metres. Good job we got the car serviced…
Tomorrow we go to Mutriku for two nights but stop off for lunch on the way…..