The sun had not yet risen, and National Geographic Resolution headed for the narrow mouth of the bay of Pasajes, where her port was the next planned stop.

The initial fog gave way to a splendid day. One group went to San Sebastian, the pearl of the Cantabrian Sea, famous for the beauty of its city and especially its gastronomy. A second group went to the village of Hondarribia, a charming fishing town on the border with France, where guests tasted local pintxos and wandered through the streets.