Thursday, 3 September 2009

rainy day in St Jean de Luz

Today the rains came back to St Jean de Luz. The town has been in much need of a good downpour and as I look out to the mountains we are certainly receiving one. After moving all my plants to maximum rain-catching positions I headed out for a walk.

Echoing the sky, the sea was whipping itself into a frenzy too. Some more hardy surfers were braving the weather to take advantage of the swell. The weather is set to change again by the weekend so I took advantage of the cooler, wetter weather - I am one of those few people who like the rain.

At the end of the long promenade is a small hill (hill is an exaggeration) called Sainte Barbe. It is a rocky outcrop that helps defend the beach of St Jean de Luz from the Atlantic Ocean. The 'hill' is well managed and holds many interesting plant species for those interested in that kind of thing.

There are also a myriad of sitting areas from where to enjoy vast views out to sea and up into the Pyrenees. On warmer days the benches are filled with more mature townsfolk taking a rest from their daily exercise regime. Not so today.

Basque of the day:- rain :: euri