After making the decision last night that we would try and make the Vet earlier than we had planned it was going to be a long journey today. We set off around 10am after emptying the cassette. I followed a frenchman and found where the place was they had used. Tina came back and reported that there were two places. The first was a small round drain over in the corner. There was also a water upstand tap close by. The other was close to the hut and was a big manhole that someone had lifted.
The drive was all on dual carriageway and the initial few miles on a toll road. We kept up a good steady pace of around 90 kph stopping at around 12:30 for a bite to eat and giving the boys an opportunity to have a run.
We had thought we would get as far as Valencia but it was soon evident that this was ambitious so we scaled back the rest of the journey and finished at a hilltop Bar / Restaurant close to El Campello.
On arrival Tina needed to check if this was the place. The bar was full with people playing Bingo and the numbers being called out in English. The camping fee is €5 for the night with access to the Wifi.
I found the purse that we carry with loose change in Euros which we use for car parks & tolls. It had some notes we had left over from the last trip but was also full of small denomination coins (shrapnel). I counted out the €5 in 50, 20 and 10 cent coins. The owner was not at all pleased with us as his words were “This isn’t a supermarket” but he did accept them and we are now here for the night.
The stairway to the bar gave us an opportunity to see the state of our roof which is still covered in sand from our visit to the desert and the sand storm. Its a good job that we are not relying on the solar panels to charge the leisure batteries because we would have been in trouble judging by the state of them.
We thought about using the restaurant but we have got used to Morocco prices and we felt he was expensive so we cooked in the van …. something that Tina hasn’t done for a while!!
Watched a film in the evening and early to bed as we want to get on the road and cover another 400km tomorrow. …