DAY 4. 12 MARCH 2016. Passaje San Jean to San Sebastián.

Up early and off to the Ferry and then along the far side of the harbour, where canaries sing in cages on the wooden balconies above. A full-sized galleon is being constructed on the dock side- part of the Armada was built here. 

Then up a huge flight of steps to the cliff path where I walk alone among pines and oak woods, full of thrush song. Truly beautiful, with the sea murmuring far below. 

I take a detour onto a red and white route in order to stay on the cliff path, but join my fellow pilgrim band once I'm back on the yellow arrows. A hard walk but worth it. 

San Sebastián is an elegant city with a long Sant beach and a reputation for wonderful tapas, which we tried out several times during the day and can affirm!

Weather sunny but with showers later in the day. Had a nice supper with Justine, a pilgrim from Atlanta Georgia. 

I'm staying at the Onterreta Youth Hostel to night as the Albergue was full. A nice four bed room with shower room but swarms of French school children all around. Plenty of slamming doors and rushing about....

In bed at 9.30pm.