In between guests Di and I managed a quick break to the heart of the Basque Country (2 hr. drive west-165kms) to get away and do some hiking. We had a great time discovering the history of oldest indigenous living group in Europe – fascinating, very proud people and a crazy language to listen to – not a clue what their saying when you hear them talking in the street.
We stayed for a couple of days and then I road home – unbelievable quiet roads and stunning scenery, felt like I was going back 50 years when I cycled through some of the villages, simple lifestyle… something to say for it as the people I met were very friendly, always encouraging me when I was climbing some of their steep hills.
We ate way too much Brebis (sheep cheese) and sampled some of their wine (“rough” is a polite word) and generally enjoyed the basic lifestyle that the region provides – we’ll be back…
The Basque People – “Never Slave Nor Tyrant”