The current human yearning of urgently owning and covering all the hobbies/goods/status/have-to-be-to-places our neighbour, colleague, sister-in-law or latest Vogue’s newsletter states we have to do, possess, reach or definitely try, often leads us to a state of anxiety simply outrageous in a human being.
We mortals are meant to be in the here and now. That’s our natural state, the one in which we are just savouring the present moment and the restlessness of over-thinking whether we are doing the correct thing in the correct place at the correct time or we are not just melts away.
Needless to say this: “I´ll stay there just for a couple of days and I’m looking for the ultimate wrap route to see and do all what Lonely Planet says I have to in order to cross off the list”, cliché, all of us have featured at some point in our lives, is part of that have to/need to vicious circle. We want to have it all, and we forget about the best part of it; the journey itself.
When we tell our overseas friends that we come from a little city called San Sebastian, that barely reaches 200.000 inhabitants and in which life is simply good, they just can’t but promise they’re definitely paying you a visit during their next trip to Europe.
If only they could save enough time in their tight schedules for it, this visual journey through the marvels of Gipuzkoa’s coastline would undoubtedly be top of their bucket list. Hondarribia, Jaizkibel, Pasaia, Ulia, San Sebastian, Igeldo, Orio, Zarautz, Getaria, Zumaia, Itziar and Deba. All of them draw an East to West 90 km long backdrop worth being enjoyed by foot, bike, boat, car or even helicopter, at least once in a lifetime.
Good things take time. So. No rush. Just enjoy the warm glow and the nice breeze from the ocean.