Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Biarritz beach-time

Today I ventured a little way up the coast (15km) to Biarritz. My friend FX lives in the magnificent Bellevue and boasts having the apartment closest to the beach in Biarritz. He has a unique view. Lunch at the Miremont (carpaccio de boeuf) was wonderful. We sat in the upper floor next to a large double window opening out over the beach where we spent lunchtime in conversation whilst watching bathers and surfers. (Thank you FX!)

On return I read an interesting story about swine flu. Apparently if one catches the flu now and recovers then one is immune from the harsher strain forecast to hit us next winter. As such there are seemingly 'swine flu parties' being held in the UK where groups of people gather around somebody with the virus hoping to catch it from them. Are people really that insane?

Basque of the day:- beach :: hondartza