On the road at 9:30am this morning. We had around 360km to drive to our destination which was close to the one we have been to before. Our first stop was for fuel. Filled with 85 litres of diesel and while I was doing this I was reflecting on the way we in the UK are ripped off. We have been paying around 56p a litre in Morocco and currently in Spain I was about to pay 99 euro cents or about 80p. I noticed that our cheapest diesel close to home is around £1 per litre. How can this be …. tax of course and that we are considered to be wealthy enough to pay for it. Are we not dumb…. don’t answer that!!
We are now travelling on the toll road as this will save us about 2 hours in journey time. The road is quite empty for most of its way until the road becomes free once again and all the trucks are on the road.
We stop at a roadside service area and visit the cafe in the service station. I say cafe because that is what is on the window. It turns out to be no more that a small supermarket selling a few sandwiches, drinks and accessories but they do have free wifi albeit very slow. The break was refreshing though.
We arrive at our destination around 2pm. It is in a small village close to where we have stayed before. However, I soon change my mind and we make our way around to the familiar stopping place by a restaurant. The aire id free to use but there is a charge of €3 for the services. I think we will need to use these in the morning.
After visiting the cafe and obtaining the code for the provided free wifi I proceed to update all of the tablets with the latest photos and app updates. Very useful.
After our evening meal we watch another film. Some of the films I have on the hard drive don’t seem to have any sound so our choices are becoming limited. No problem as it will not be long before we are back in blighty.
We did speak to the bathroom contractor and he was a little shocked that we plan to be home on Monday. He was expecting more time to finish our bathroom but we did explain that we do have the van we can use for facilities.
Tomorrow we will make the final part of our journey to exit Spain in readiness for the visit to the Vet on Friday morning. The it will be 3 more days back to Calais for the train and then home. Until tomorrow …