So nasty little Anna, delayed us for almost four hours. That was storm Anna, not the lovely Anna Carrol from Galway.
Traffic had built up in Cherbourg with the rush hour, and about twenty miles from the city the rain came on. Driving rain, dark unlit sixty five KPH road, car head lights cutting the eyes out of me, and them all driving on the wrong side of the road.
It didn’t help progress, but we made it down the road after a four hour drive.
We’ve stopped at a fire station in a very small town called Heric, free parking overnight, and the local Christmas lights are very fetching.
A couple of drinks and then bed for me alas, because we ‘re driving 360 miles tomorrow to get to Biarritz, which is allegedly on the edge of sunny days….
Well we arrived in San Sebastian, Spain instead of Biarritz France. This was because it was only around twenty miles down the road, and as we were dead keen to get to the sun, on we went.
The drive down had dozens of kilometres of road works, two major snarl ups, Nantes and Bordeaux. Tens of thousands of forty footers, which we used in the worst driving conditions by staying pretty close to them, assuming they knew the roads.
Anyway we arrived safely without incident and made dinner in our new home for the night. We were about sixty meters from the pounding waves of the Bay of Biscay thundering fifty feet below us.
A quiet stroll around the old town promised good things to come tomorrow, as it really is a fine city. San Sebastian, or the part we were in is called Donastia.