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235. Another Milestone..

By Piperade
235. Another milestone..1st September. Today, we decided to mark our 9th year here with lunch at La Plancha, Bidart (just to the south of Biarritz). It's set in an idyllic location, right on the beach, just beneath the Chateau d'Ilbarritz
We did some "bronzing" on the beach before arriving at La Plancha for lunch.. (they don't accept bookings). More photos here
235. Another milestone..What did we have, I hear you ask? We started with a sangria while studying the menu - then we ordered a plate of sardines between us - followed by lotte (monkfish) cooked Spanish-style (left) served with a baked potato. "Spanish-style" means it was cooked with enough garlic to stun a medium sized warthog and also to keep the flies away from me for at least a week! Joking aside, I have to say it was de-lic-ious.. A 50cl bottle of dry Jurançon* (a great local white) eased everything down. 
* Read the Jurançon link above.. trust you-know-who to bring you-know-what into it! ☺
The great mass of tourists have clearly decamped and so the roads were markedly more "fluide" than just a week ago. Life is slowly returning to normal.. (phew!)  

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