Spain – Sans Sebastian
Having endured some freezing cold nights in France with little sleep it was nice to reach the Spanish border and the weather became noticeably warmer once we got past Jean De Luz heading for Sans Sebastian which is a beautiful hilly panoramic city.
Driving Maggie through places like this is what the journey is all about, approaching a steep hill and then being drenched in glorious views once you reach what you think is the highest point until you realise the road continues to get higher and higher.
Having found the only campsite in Sans Sebastian, we were greeted by a lovely Catalonian lady whose English was fantastic and took the time to tell us the lay of the land, even though at this time of the year, the majority of campsites are virtually empty which gives the place an eery feel at night but with a warm wind so much nicer than freezing our arses off in France!
That night one of the 2 other campers that were staying in the site were a couple from cambridge, Pete and Muna who were on their own journey to live and work in the Gambia. I was amazed by how much stuff they bought with them in their VW Van.
Pete an engineer has brought along most of the necessary tools for his job as well as a motorbike, 2 mountain bikes, a suitcase of toiletries, a coffee machine and a porta-loo, all this and none of this is loaded onto the roof was an amazing sight as to how this was all in his van, hats off to both of them, it makes what Reka and I have brought along as fairly light in comparison!
Also,have to thank them for the Islamic Alarm clock (apprentice style) that they gave us in exchange for a pouch of golden virginia, it may come in handy one day! Good Luck in Gambia.
One thing I have discovered on this trip through Spain so far is that the food is just amazing, it’s fresh, its reasonably priced and its very regional. Lewy, if you are reading this, this one’s for you!
Even the motorway service stations have in some places a dining area with a selection of tapa’s or pinxos that would rival or better the quality of most Tapa’s resturants in London. And even with the pound being crap against the euro (at the time of writing), the food is still cheap out here.