Friday, 19 June 2009

return to St Jean de Luz

Apologies for the absence. A month of family and friends is a wonderful thing but something had to give.

Tonight in St Jean de Luz the annual festival began. A hundred traditionally attired children aged between eight and twelve paraded through town beating drums and singing Basque folk songs. Watching the throng weave amongst the white buildings with their ox-blood wooden flankings whisked us back in time. Thankfully our good friends Pascale and Bruno were on hand to take us to a bar, ply us with wine and bring us back to the present day.

Tomorrow promises the main event starting with our friends dancing in the main square followed by twenty four hours of partying in the streets of St Jean de Luz. Not quite the streets of San Francisco but a lot more fun.

Basque of the day:- return :: itzultze