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Basque Country, Spain

Swimming, swimming, swimming

sunny 28 °C

??Spain Ea astie??

Now we are in a new location 1 hour? down the road from ??San Sebastián?? in a really small town called EA Astei in a sawmill. The owners have made a luxury resoert with brand new houses, as well as old houses out of the sawmills wood. We are staying in a 15th century stonehouse - so much character, we love it. Mersti is our lovely host - she is so kind to me and Jack. She has a really cool dog called TinTin - he is blind and deaf but he is the smartest dog ever. Also we love all the bunnies - we have 20 plus cute bunnies running around the gardens and Jack feeds them each day....it is totally amazing here and we all agree it is our best stop yet - they have a massive garage with ping ping? and fozeball⚽️ (also some scooters and skate boards). And if you want there is a big community dining room / games room/ music/ bar/ lounge all made out of wood? from the sawmill. And lastly they have a pool table? that me and dad retreat to every night for a couple of games. And here's what we got up to?.


Most of the days are spent relaxing by the 31 degrees pool? out the back just chilling (mum read two whole books?). On the first out of five nights? we met an English?? family who have stayed a week in this Spanish paradise??. The son was my age but they leave in the morning so we play a couple of games⚽️? then we left them for bed. Also one day we venture out of our paradise to head to a local beach called Laga - it's yotally famous for surfing around here. We have chips? and a ice cream? but I am dreaming about good old fashioned kiwi fish and chips - no where to be seen so I guess I will have to wait until I get home to Dport......And on the last two✌️ nights we hung out with our new French friends Seb and lucile. Both nights we a great time, Jack loved playing with their kids?? Sara and Alisa. Me and Lucile drink wine and eat oysters ( Seb is an oyster farmer) and me.....Well I smash Seb in pool - I win 4 out of the 5 games?.

We get up early?? to head out to San Jaun de Geztelugate. It is a separate island with a small passage up to the top. On the island there is a tiny church⛪️ and this church is dedicated to John the Baptist?. We start off for a walk - two km on a old steep rocky path to the steps. Now the real challenge was starting we have 241 steps? to get to our final destination? At the top an old 18th century chapel stood with a panoramic view of the Atlantic Coast (go check out the photo gallery for more photos?). Legend has it that if you ring the bell on the chapel 13 times you wash off all the bad spirits from you body?.

Anyway times to head down the 241 steps and up the steep rocky hill in 29 degrees heat (fun). We are half way up, and me and mum think it is a good idea?? to run the rest of the way and leave dad with Jack?. Me and mum sprint?? using all of our energy to power up the hill to the bar at the top. We beat dad and Jack by quite a way and have already planned our siesta from 12 till three o clock. But cold refreshments were needed before that?.

Thanks for reading another blog, and here are some interesting but weird facts about ??Spain?? here we go.

Spaniards own more cars than cell phones

Spaniards invented the mop

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world

Real Madrid is the most supported club in football with 228 million fans

Spain produces 44% of the worlds olive oil

47 million people live in Spain

And the capital of Spain is Madrid

Well that is all for today - we could stay here forever but we are hitting the road tomorrow. South of France here we come.....and a big shout out to Mertsi, Lucile and Seb and all our friends we met at EA Astei.

Posted by saltydog4481 04:13 Archived in Spain

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harry i really enjoy reading the updates of your travels, have fun and enjoy this amazing planet that we call our world, best, john ps i am sure that you are doing your best!

by john

Great to hear that you are having such a fantastic time. Spain looks amazing. Good to know you are relaxing with some books Nic ~ and Harry relaxing with a friend over oysters and wine?????????

by Tanya

Hello Family...I felt puffed just thinking about you and Nic running up the last 100 or more stairs in that heat!!! Enjoy, enjoy

Weather is gorgeous here at the moment...you'll be home for a genial summer!! Love x??????

by Nancie

Hello Family...I felt puffed just thinking about you and Nic running up the last 100 or more stairs in that heat!!! Enjoy, enjoy

Weather is gorgeous here at the moment...you'll be home for a genial summer!! Love x??????

by Nancie

"Gentle summer". I meant!!!

by Nancie

The blogs have been great. Spain sounds exciting. A shame you couldn't find fish and chips

by Sam b

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