Looks like the Europeanization of VDuck is nearly complete: I'm maybe going on a summer holiday in August, along with the rest of Europe. Maybe everyone else will all be somewhere other than where I'm (tentatively) going, places which have been chosen very nearly at random except for Zahara de los Atunes, which is the point of this vacation: driving from Amsterdam to Zahara de los Atunes, Go ahead.
3 AUGUST to HONFLEUR
Birthplace of Erik Satie!
La Taberna. Spanish tapas place, I know, but they're open late.
Chez D.D. Wine bar, open til 11pm.
La Tortue. They have a restaurant that serves a vegetarian menu! But there's no way we'll arrive early enough to try it. Dinner only.
La lieutenance. Supposedly always has one vegetarian starter and one vegetarian main on the menu, open for lunch, which will be our only real possible sit-down meal in Honfleur, which we probably won't do.
La Feuillede Vigne. Thus, we will get groceries here. According to Saveur, it's like "an Aladdin’s cave of tasty tipples and artisanal groceries; it has about 800 wines and spirits on sale, plus rillettes, oils, vinegars and terrines." Except they're not open Thursday, which is the day we need them to be open. Fuck.
Gribouille Honfleur. This badly translated article actually has a lot of good addresses and ideas, maybe one of them will actually be open when we're there.
4 AUGUST to MONT SAINT-MICHEL
A rocky tidal island!
The new parking area next to La Caserne is 2.5km south of Mont St-Michel. To get from there to the Mont, you can either walk or take a free shuttle that lets you off 300m from the Mont’s main gate. Shuttles run 24 hours a day – regularly from 7am to 1am, when summoned by phone after that. Count on spending 45 minutes to an hour to get from the parking lot to the abbey.
La Sirene. Touristy islands are generally not known for their food, so I am guessing we should bring a picnic or something, but just in case.
La Cloche. As above, slightly better reviews.
5 AUGUST to PLOGOFF and POINTE de PEN-HIR
Not much to do there except THIS!
Chez Meme Germaine. Officially in Camaret-sur-Mer, sounds worth planning a snack around.
Crêperie du Loch. Officially in Primelin, "Très bonne crêperie, vue magnifique sur la mer."
6 AUGUST to NOIRMOUTIER
Another island that floods twice a day. Is this a fetish yet?
D'ile en ile. Adventurous bio restaurant with mixed reviews.
7 AUGUST to SAN SEBASTIAN
"Unmatched pintxo culture"!
Borda Berri. Looks like the place to be, probably need a nearby backup plan.
Bar Zeruko. Willy Wonka happy hour.
Bar Zazpi. We should at least look at the menu.
8 AUGUST to MADRID
"The most Spanish of Spain's cities".
Gastromaquia. Best-looking vegetarian friendly place I've found. Should probably reserve.
Lakasa. Not much vegetarian stuff but great reviews.
La Temeraria. Vegetarian.
Casa Labra. Traditional and close.
VEGA. Best-looking of the vegetarians.
Artemisa. Big menu, can't get excited about it but we'll have to see what our vegetable needs are after 5 days in hostile territory.
10 AUGUST to CORDOBA?
Casa Pepe de la Juderia.
11 AUGUST to ZAHARA DE LOS ATUNES
El Refugio. Where we tried to eat last time, but they were "Closed Wednesdays." I like this TripAdvisor review: "We had an awful experience in that restaurant . We had a friend with intolerance to different food and they advised us to eat at home next time Because we are the nightmare of waiters. Very poor portions, too salty to make you drink. To avoid. they probably didn't expected we were food bloggers." You're not food bloggers.
13 AUGUST to ESTEPONA