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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.