Met up with an old Basque friend of Monica's, a wildlife/fish biologist who now spends his days surfing, climbing, biking, and evenings partying. Still working on his PhD dissertation two years after leaving Alaska,"It is hard get any work done. The waves have been great and There's a awesome party every night." Just Relax! It's the Basque way.
A Modern master piece with a skin of titanium; Seeing Frank Gehry's Guggenheim has been on my bucket list for over a decade. Took more than a few titanium lust shots with my Merlin.
Dual lane bike path, with clear separation from auto traffic.
Thankfully only needing to patch a tube today and the gorilla tape to fix the quick release that self-destructed in Iceland.
Once getting the bikes sorted, I was excited for nighttime biking, for the first time in almost a year I saw the stars in their full glory and ad a chance to test out our dynamo headlamps.
Biking through the cool darkness of the night was enjoyable, I'm glad we took our time leaving the city. The ride was an interesting variety urban pavement, ancient cobble stones, and dirt single track on the coastal bluffs, arriving to make camp near Sopelana Beach around 2:00 am, fell asleep to the sound waves promising a cool reprieve from the morning's inevitable heat.