Biarritz 04/09/2014

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04/09/2014 Thursday

I finished my packing then left for work. At 3pm I left work and caught the Gatwick express. I used digital tickets throughout and got through quickly to the bar and met Andrew there. We shared a beer and i had an ice cream. All the folks arrived and off we set on the easyjet flight with no problems. I had a kip on the flight and we got to Biarritz just as it was dark. We caught cabs to the best western kenmaris which was our hotel and i was sharing with Steve P as we were staying and extra night we rushed downstairs put had to wait a while for Paula. We walked into town as a big group and ended up at one of the posh bars we had been to for Steve's stag night. There was a dj and we sat indoors, claire,adele,steve and ollie. We joined the others outdoors later as the disco kicked off, then myself and Trevor went to the old Newquay pub. Here we had picon beer then picon riccard beer then flaming Sambucca's. Even the barman had a flaming sambuca with nutmeg and he didn't charge us. At 2am we got into the playboy club which was just a posh disco and had a bit of a boogie. I am not sure what time we got home.

05/09/2014 Friday

I did not get up early for breakfast or surfing I emerged about 11.30 am. The weather was really hot but the swells were not so good as the tide was getting towards all the way in. I wandered into town and had a great ice cream after attempting to surf and getting pretty cold in the process with a shorty on. People sunbathed a bit on the the mini beach when the tide came in. I tried to surf at 4pm. In the evening we went to the beachfront bar and had two big tables.

06/09/2014 Saturday

I paddle boarded in the morning it wasn't too difficult as the sea was like glass after a little while . In the afternoon i went for a run along the grand plaige and chatted with the guys on the mini beach. It was very warm. I walked into town on my own and met Adele who had been wandering and taking snaps. We were the first to the restaurant and had a drink at the bar before the others arrived. We waited till 8.30pm And then ordered unfortunately my pizza had not arrived by 9.30pm so I couldn't eat it. At least we didn't have to pay for it. We moved inside and tonight the disco was quite lively and people stayed and we did a bit of dancing. I even got Emma and Terri dancing with me on the bar. Unfortunately I lost a bet with Claire because Trevor did not get on the bar.

07/09/2014 Sunday

Not much surfing today just wandering about and eating. We got back to the hotel and me, steve and ollie waved everyone goodbye. In the evening we walked into town and found Terri and her friend Jill on the balcony of their hotel. We then went to bar Jean and sat inside for a very nice meal. I had camembert which was nearly a main course and a burger. So i was pretty stuffed, Steve had dog food . an impressive storm was raging whilst we were in the restaurant and we could see a downpour occurring. When we finally left it was not too wet and i used a surfer map as an umbrella. We saw some impressive lightning and felt sorry for the guys flying home especially when we heard their flight was severely delayed.

08/09/2014 Monday

Up early just Steve, Trevor, Ollie and Claire for breakfast we ate fairly quickly and headed down to the beach. So close after 9 that the surf shops weren't open. The waves were even smaller however. Myself and Claire bot hired paddleboards and headed out. We could both paddle standing up at least going out it was much harder going in as you couldn't see the wave coming soa number of times i ended up going head over heels off the back of the board.but it was nice and warm in there. The others came out on paddleboards but couldn't manage to stand Steve got out quite a way by paddling sitting cross legged. Myself and Claire went round the rocks nearly to the statue but it was a bit tricky so we then headed back. We dried our kit off on the wall while Ollie and Trevor finished their attempt at surfing. The sun was really coming out now and we walked into town and found a paella restaurant for Trevor and Claire I had fries and Basque cake. After that we walked down to the grand plaige and saw Terri and Jill at the cafe outside. We then set off down the beach and went to the lighthouse. I stayed with the drying kit while they went up the stairs . back then via the little secret garden ai had found to the cafe and we found Terri and Jill just outside the cafe sunbathing we had a drink at the cafe or a huge ice cream in Ollie's case and then walked round the seaway to eventually end in the skybar of the Radisson blu hotel which was a very fine end to the holiday. We then popped back to the hotel, changed and waved goodbye to Claire who was staying on. We caught the bus to the airport for a euro. .the airport was a bit small but we didn't have long to wait and our flight was on time

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