31st January 2010 Vieux-Boucau les Bains to Capbreton

31 01 2010

It was nice to wake up to a sunny day today. I took Jack out for a good walk around Vieux-Boucau les Bains, down to the end of the holiday apartments, virtually onto the beach and back again.

Vieux-Boucau les Bains

Being a Sunday we chose to get our blogs and photos uploaded before going to the next stop of Ondres Plage, an aire that was again right on the beah and recommed by Ken and Lynda.

We unplugged and left at about 11.30am and made our way to St. Vincent-de-Tyrosse where we sat in the McDonalds there for about 2 1/2 hours. I managed to get completely up to date, thanks to the WordPress app on my iTouch I instantly upload all of my blog posts and then insert the photos using my laptop. This took a long time as this was the first opportunity to get back up to date since the laptop crashed, my battery completely failed to give me the stated life and I was seriously low after just over 1 1/2 hours, on low brightness too, but I managed it.

Lorna spent a little longer but we stuck to our guns and resisted another burger, maybe we should have given in as just as we had parked up at Ondres Plage she realised that she had left her coat there. We plan to return tomorrow to retrieve it.

Ondres Plage is a fantastic beach and very popular with suffers, amazing waves. We walked on the beach with Jack for a while before deciding to move off the aire as there was only us and one other van there, also it felt a bit enclosed. Whilst we were on the beach I pointed out to Lorna the Pyrenees which could be seen in the distance, snow capped peaks and a big difference to the fairly flat landscape we have been used to, looking forward to it.

We arrived at Capbreton just after 5pm and managed to find a perfectly level spot on the car park, electricity was off (I’m predicting lack of electricity to be a bit of an issue for us in Spain and Portugal as it clearly isn’t as readily available unless on a paid campsite) but it was a wide open aspect with other motorhomes there, including this beauty!

Old Campervan at Capbreton

Light fell pretty soon afterwards and Lorna cooked vegetable stew whilst we saw the other motorhome that was at Ondres Plage pull up, they obviously prefer the views and company too.

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