10,000 miles and 100 stops and still rolling.

10,000 miles gone and 100 stopping points on the same day.

 

We have been lucky over the past month to have some of our friends visit while we moved across the north of Spain from Galicia in the northwest to Basque country in the northeast. Now back on our own for while we are heading across Spain along the Pyrenees to Barcelona.

The Village of Sos del Rey Catolico.
The Village of Sos del Rey Catolico. Our 100th overnight stopping point since January.

NiKi our most lovely home has performed amazingly. In up to 42 degrees, covering some very rough roads and climbing up to over 1500 metres without any hesitation, deviation or repetition. We during the week crossed the 10,000 miles covered and have stayed at our 100th stop on the journey.

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There are signs for the Muy Bonita places, But Karen is always Muy Bonita to me.

NiKi has brought us to what could be called the moon but in fact a man made desert, covering over 450 Sq Km’s. This was not formed in the past 20 or 30 years but over 1000 years’ back, though barren it is very lovely. Oddly enough the route we were allowed drive through was in a circle around a bombing range for the Spanish air force. And yes they were bombing away as we drove.

NiKi on the Moon
NiKi on the Moon
A Man Made desert.
A Man Made desert.
A explanation in Spanish!
A explanation in Spanish!
One of the planes that stayed after the bomb run!
One of the planes that stayed after the bomb run!

Poor NiKi got covered in a thick layer of dust so David who really wanted to see the place, then had to wash and dry her, back to looking new again.

Javier, a medieval Castle straight out of the story books.
Javier, a stop on the way to Anso, a medieval Castle straight out of the story books.

We headed to a spot call Anso yet another Bonito Pueblo where friends of ours Julie and Jason visited in November, it was not as sleepy now but but not that busy either though it was their fiesta day while we were here. The locals dressed up in historic costume and had lots of fun great to be part of.

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The locals all in traditional costume, and dancing the local dances
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When driving the van here make sure you lookup there is no warnings of the overhangs that will require you to gte a new roof on the van!

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It's a Muy Bonito Pueblo
It’s a Muy Bonito Pueblo, She is not bad either!

It is amazing where a motorhome can get you, we have driven up roads that are just wide enough for the van and then parked up and cycled on to see the views only to find and van as big as NiKi trundle by. But pretty much having a motorhome gives us the freedom to go anywhere in the countryside we would like stay where we like and meet great people, see stunning places and eat amazing food.

3 Comments

  1. Sos, as the locals call it, is amazing – we cycled from Sanguesa on a rest day, whizzing up the hill, but stopped to walk near the top to avoid arriving in a ball of sweat (went for lunch-lovely), 40 degree day just before Pamplona, our 42 degree day back in June.
    What a lovely place to celebrate your 100th stop.

    • We were chuffed to read your end of ‘this’ trip. We were sorry to hear of the bite last year. Looking forward to reading of your Argentina adventures. BA as the locals call it is the greatest city we saw back in 2004 when we did our first tour. You have to go to Iguacu falls. Lastly don’t mention top gear or Jeremy

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