The Blue Beast Twenty-nine

Being in the Basque country means doing without some of the new-fangled inventions of the 21st century such as satellite TV and broadband internet connection.

The Blue Beast Twenty-eight

The festival is said to originate from the 1830s custom of locals using buckets and hardware from the water pump to mock the soldiers.

The Blue Beast Twenty-three

I walked out into the street and I’m not sure if I was blinking at the early evening sunshine or the pricking, burning in my eyes. 

The Blue Beast Twenty

I have received numerous complaints and rude comments about my address. Now look here, it’s not my fault if I don’t have a simple postal address.

The Blue Beast Eighteen

“Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief, Taffy came to my house and stole a leg of beef…” 

The Blue Beast Sixteen

Cobweb Cottage, Casa Cat Shit call it what you will, it’s my home for the next six months.

The Blue Beast Fifteen

It is about 30 miles south from San Sebastian, the same to the north of Pamplona and only 40 miles west of Biarritz.

The Blue Beast Fourteen

I have been offered a house way outside the wine region, mid way between Bilbao and San Sebastian but isolated in the middle of the country, surrounded by apple orchards and mountain pasture.

The Blue Beast Eleven

My race through France heading for Spain and a new life seems to have been brought up short. 

The Blue Beast Eight

Isn’t it amazing how things seem so much clearer after a couple of glasses of wine? 

The Blue Beast Two

Lunch was a long, boozy afternoon which ended with the Persian Rug flat out on the floor.