We are 5 months on the road today, and it is still an adventure with each day bringing something new.
So what have we done?
We have driven 6,300 miles. If you want to see the route, click here it is fully up to date.
Cycled at least 1,200 kilometres
Walked about 10 km a day on average.
Used 1222 litres or just under 269 Imperial gallons of diesel. Total cost €1,226.35 Cheapest litre €0.918c per litre in Salamanca, most expensive €1.208 in Portugal.
We have bought 104 litres of gas total cost €61.83 Both Safefill tanks are full at the moment.
We have stayed at 26 Aires 9 of which charged Average price €12, the rest being free.
We freedom camped 4 times longest three nights.
We have stayed at 25 campsites average price around €22 a night
To see all the places where we have stayed, click here. We have gone through each one to give a short review and the GPS Co-ordinates. We hope it might help fellow travelers.
The budget, this is a trip of a lifetime and we have been saving for the trip for 8 years, so are budget is a generous one, that said it is a budget, and we are spot on to the end of May. This excludes the replacement bike we had stolen and the replacement iPhone for he one David dropped down the loo. These have come out of contingency funds as you can’t really get insurance for that sort of item only health cover.
This is a culinary tour so we have eaten out more than most, we think. But that said Karen is 4kg lighter and David is 10kg lighter.
We went to school to learn Spanish for the first two weeks of the trip as we are here for the year, also we had lessons before we left and have failed miserably in picking up the language. But we will keep trying.
At the start of the trip many asked ‘why only Spain? You will be bored.’ Well after 5 months we feel we are only scratching the surface and perhaps a year will not be enough to fully explore this great country.
The Elddis Encore has proved very good indeed and we want to have the bed fitted into our house when we get back as it is the most comfortable sleep ever!!!
Tomorrow friends are coming down to see us for four days so little golf for David and catching up for Karen.
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