Stuck in the Mud

Reggie and Ronnie go for a Swim

Reggie and Ronnie go for a Swim

Mimizan Plage, a few miles down the coast from Biscarrosse, is very nice but they don’t let dogs on the beach. Luckily there is a good bike ride south through the forest which brings you to a dog-friendly beach. The Krays went for a splash.
Mimizan Plage aire was a bit pricy at €14-50 so we weren’t all that impressed overall and moved on the next day to the large aire at Capbreton, one of our favourites.

Sunset at Mimizan

Sunset at Mimizan

We made the mistake of setting the satnav to shortest distance and Snoopy (as we refer to our snooper satnav) took us through the tiniest streets he could find for the final five miles. So we unwound in the traditional way…a walk along the beach in to Capbreton once we were parked, and a restorative in the first cafe we found.

Rehydration at Capbreton

Rehydration at Capbreton

The waitress kindly snapped us from the seafront boardwalk

Two's company

Two’s company

We spotted this pair practising for the next doubles surfing tournament.

Capbreton Beach

Capbreton Beach

This is the beach that leads from Capbreton to the aire.

Graffiti at Capbreton

Graffiti at Capbreton

There are a few scattered remnants of the Atlantic wall on the beach, recycled into doodle pads for graffiti artists.

Sunset at Capbreton

Sunset at Capbreton

Facing west, there is always the chance of a good sunset from the beach here.

Today, Thursday, we cycled in to Capbreton, then along a long canal to the next town, Hossegor, then back along the coast to Capbreton harbour.

Harbour at Capbreton

Harbour at Capbreton

Digger driver looking for new Job

Digger driver looking for new Job?

As we cycled alongside the harbour we watched this stuck in the mud excavator being hoisted aloft by a massive crane.

Unstuck

Unstuck

The Audience

The Audience

There was a good turn out to watch the entertainment.

En Route to Hossegor

En Route to Hossegor

This is the waterway that leads from Capbreton to Hossegor.

BP9 - 15

There are some lovely old buildings along the path to Hossegor.

Cycle Path to Hossegor

Cycle Path to Hossegor

Sections of the cycle path are on elevated wooden boardwalks.

Capbreton

Capbreton

Cycle Path in Capbreton

Cycle Path in Capbreton

Clearly marked and well-surfaced cycle tracks abound here.

Storm Clouds Gathering

Storm Clouds Gathering

I went out in the evening for a sunset shot but clouds are gathering in the west. The forecast is not good for a few days. Tomorrow we will head further south and plan to stop for the night just south of Pamplona. Time to dust off my Spanish books.

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Rambling about Europe with the Kray Twins (Colin and Penny).

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