The Basque Coast of Spain is so pretty

We are still in Bilbao’s port, Getxo and this morning I went for a beautiful walk along the waterfront. David wasn’t feeling energetic so he spent the morning reading.

It is quite cool and there’s a very strong wind blowing but thankfully it is sunny. My new bubble coat has come in very handy these last couple of days.

The tourist information lady said there’s a lovely old fishing village to walk around and I thought I’d do that. When you see the steps up to it, you’ll see why I just walked along the promenade below. Life wouldn’t have been easy for the fishermen here, as it wasn’t for my ancestors in Port Isaac.

Hills surround Getxo on three sides and they are covered with lush green vegetation. The beach is wide and sandy but I didn’t venture onto it as the wind was blowing up a lot of sand.

The Marina is a lovely ship. It takes around 1200 passengers and was launched in 2011. Later this year it is going in for a refurbishment so it will be all spruced up. We love travelling on it and all of the crew are superb.

Those are the steps to the fishing village. Too much for my old knees, I reckon!

See that red and white house on the top of the cliff. I reckon that would be a great retirement home for me. Great see views! And it’s red! But look at those steps to get up to it! Oh well, never mind.

So I love the Basque Coast of Spain. San Sebastián and Getxo are both so pretty. I’m sad we missed seeing the French Basque Coast but still we are so lucky to be here.

Come with me on my walk this morning?

When I go out of a morning to walk beside Moreton Bay I walk mindfully, enjoying the sights and sounds along the way and I feel so lucky to be here.

This morning I took some photos so I could share my pleasure with you. I hope you enjoy it too.

We’ve had some beautiful rainy days but this morning it was so lovely to see the sun

In the distance, the structures at Brisbane Port resemble huge creature.

The ripples make such lovely patterns. (It was high tide this morning.)

Can you see the little Willy Wagtail in the two picture above? Usually there’s a whole family playing in that spot but this morning I saw only one.

I’m not the only one out enjoying the freshness of the morning.

And lastly I saw and smelt my favourite coffee shop. I was good, though, and resisted the temptation to go in. But will I be able to do that tomorrow? I’m not sure but I do know that I will once again feel very lucky to live in such a lovely place.