Tagus River, AranjuezFebruary 12 in Spain
Exiting Madrid via kilometres of underground roads, we managed to fill and empty at a service point in the suburbs, then drive to our overnight destination outside Aranjuez, by the winding Tagus river. Backing up to the fence of a playground, we positioned the van so we could watch the numerous white geese that had claimed the river meander as their own. The sky was blue, the sun was out and so were the locals, enjoying Sunday afternoon strolls, jogs and trips to the park.
Will sat out within earshot of a campervanner strumming Dylan songs on their guitar and Vicky spent the afternoon reading. It was a nice come down from the highs of Madrid. We might have taken the canoe on the river the following day but it was chilly and overcast with occasional patches of rain- a good day for driving!
Before leaving we crossed the bridge into a large park with a network of paths lined by Plane trees and low Privet hedges. We were able to cut through the park to the town of Aranjuez, where we bought bread and straight croissants at a paneria. Resting on a small and ornate metal park bench, we ate a couple of the sweet treats before returning to Martha Motorhome and getting on the road once again.Read more