|Avenue Edouard VII (for mega-bucks shopping!)|
|Jardin Public (highly sought after residential area)|
|Some bijou residences..|
22nd August 2010. We went for a bike ride up the Adour as far as Villefranque (~20km altogether) this morning before the sun climbed too high.. Lots of people out jogging, cycling, roller-blading, walking. At one point the chain on my bike came off and wedged itself firmly between the frame and the nearest gear-wheel. I was looking at it and trying to work out a way of freeing it that would minimise the transfer of oil & gunge to my hands when a French couple out on their bikes stopped. She asked if her husband could help? Quick as a flash, he reached down, took hold of the chain, heaved it out of the jam it was in and put it back where it should be.. Voila! What a gent..!
This evening the thermometer on the terrace showed 33 in the shade at 7.30pm.. Phew..!
The centre of Bayonne has been reverberating and echoing all weekend with the sound of multiple Ferrari V-12s running around town.. What magic do Ferrari work on their engines to make them sound so musical?
While I was waiting to cross the road by the Place des Basques, a young lad on a Solex moped next to me was looking wistfully at the pack of Ferraris across the road - none of them taller than a dining table - and he asked me what it was all about. I told him it was 25€ for a ride in one. He said, "How long do they let you drive it for..?" He looked downcast when I explained it was a ride in the passenger seat only..