Tuesday, 16 December 2008

moody waters

The sun disappeared again today, though at least the rain stayed away. Tuesday is a market day so we stocked up on fresh fruit and vegetables (you get three large bags full for around EUR12). I also bought a couple of large handfuls of crevettes (EUR3) to pop into a risotto alongside some tomatoes, white wine (Belingard of course), onion and saucisson - fab.
I went for a wee cycle this afternoon out to Fort Socoa, which I believe dates back to 1627, and managed to get out on the digue as the tide was out. When the tide is in this is completely impassable! Even though it was a few metres down, the sea was seriously menacing out there. A very odd contrast when you stand out there and look back along the digue to shore. On the right the Atlantic relentlessly blasts away at the land, on the left the becalmed waters of the bay offer stillness. Very mean and moody.
Basque of the day:- mood :: gogaldi