We pack up the little gear we have in our room, the car is now our wardrobe, meaning the suitcases stay put and we just take out the items we need each day. Our backs would be stuffed if we had to cart those beasts in and out of the car at every place we stayed. We leave our San Sebastian home and I duck in for a blow wave at Marga’s salon, it’s about a 7/10 but I’m again glad to have fresh hair.
We hit the bitumen and Anton continues to be chauffer so I can spend time catching up on the blog. My MacBook decides it’s a nice time to pack it in (rightly so it’s over 7 years old), I start to fret as all the writing from this trip is saved to the laptop, amongst all my uni work, photos, wedding stuff, job applications, Tom’s personals ~ Ahhh deep breaths are all I can do right now!! Writing continues on my iPad and I hope that the next Apple store can come to the rescue.
As I plug in the mobile for a random shuffle of the tunes, Tom’s funeral song comes on first, out of the entire mega playlist; this is the first song to play.. It’s another little reminder.
We drive on for the next three hours on a very picturesque trip to Bordeaux. As we exit via San Sebastian’s mountainous roads and cross over the French border, we can see the beautiful chateaus and wineries.
It is something quite spectacular to view and it is standing in this space that we realise how rich in beauty this city is. It’s a warm evening and exercise appears to be a big part of the culture as folk are running and cycling around us. We just lounge around absorbing this stunning scenery.
The venue that was recommended to us for dinner is closed.. course it is! bit of a shame as the reviews are rave. Parliament Square happens to be just around the corner and we find an open table in the courtyard to enjoy a casual dinner and drinks.
With full tummies we make our way back to the apartment. It’s time to catch up on The Voice Australia, unfortunately didn’t get around to the Offspring as sleep is needed for our winery tour tomorrow.. x
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