We got up early, we actually woke up early and got on the road to drive to San Sebastian. It is a 5 hour drive from Barcelona. The longest one we have. It honestly wasn’t that bad except for the stretch of “badlands” in the middle where the topography is an utter wasteland. The key to the drive is listening to a book on tape. We are listening to The Boys in the Boat which is about the gold medal rowing champions of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Quite good. Driving into San Sebastian is jaw dropping gorgeous. Green lush rolling hills with random old homes randomly placed on different slopes. Stunning.
We made it to San Sebastian just in time for lunch. The city was in chaos. It appears that the first two Sundays of the September there are boat races. The streets and the bars were packed. We went with it and pushed ourself into two tapas bars and went with the flow. It was really a lot of fun. We plan on making our way back to many more bars one night while we are here.
Our dinner was at Rekondo. There are many restaurants here and many of them are top in the world. We can only do so many of them as we travel around. It is overwhelming, too much food and honestly the specialness of it all fades away if you just keep going to them night after night. This was a wise choice. A family owned restaurant with really good food and an insane wine list. I believe they were given an award for having fifth best wine cellar in the world. When you walk in there is this awesome open fire pit.