CalatayudFebruary 3 in Spain
Driving out of Zaragoza the road systems were pretty complicated. We needed LPG but the station was off a tricky roundabout. Vicky exited in the right hand lane before finding she needed to cross 2 lanes and enter the forecourt a mere 20m later. Missing the turning we looped round some one way streets that confused us so much that she entered the roundabout intending to turn directly left. This may be ok in the UK, but it sure as anything isn't ok in Spain! No damage was done and we managed to get LPG, but the nearby stopover we'd hoped to stay at turned out to be in the car park of a large shopping centre with no special provision for vans. Feeling low, Will found an aire 70km away and drove us through the desert-like hills to get there. We rose up to 750m above sea level and it was a surreal sight to see the peaks that stood above us powdered with snow and pines!
Calatayud provided a free space for vans in a large car park, by a small children's play area and a wall of high rise flats. It was quiet enough once the local marching band had stopped practicing their drum routine. Will joined the general populous for an evening supermarket shop and we settled down with a late snack for tea and bed.Read more