The scenery in the Basque country is strikingly different from any we have encountered in Spain, and certainly from Camino Frances. It is no surprise that regions consider themselves as separate entities. Language , entirely their own, with barely anything in common with Castilian, ( which is how the Spanish term their own language that the Brits learn in school,) never mind any other language. I told one chap I thought it sounded Japanese. He looked at me very sternly and made it plain that there was no way.
Tomorrow we cross to Cantabria.