For those interested in distances, we have, so far, come just over 1000 miles since leaving home.
We (well, I), decide to take the toll motorway, because it takes us around Donastasia - San Sebastion, the first big town in Spain. I have unpleasant memories of being hopelessly lost in that place on a previous trip along that way. We ended up in a the bus station if memeory serves me correctly.
So 14Euro to take us along the spectacular toll road all the way to Bilbao seems like a bargain to me.
We make our first stop in Spain at Ribadedeva, Camping Colombres (N43 22' 31" W33 33' 51"), from the trusty ACSI book (16 Euro). There is free wifi, which I am able to connect to from my phone, while waiting for Kathleen to "check-in" in reception.
According to the book, it is a wifi point, but, I am able to get a signal at our pitch, and since it is an unsecured signal, I can hook up the phones, the iPad and the PC all at once. Yes, I know, I can only use one thing at a time, but it is interesting isn't it?, I just love the technology!
The write up says, from the site, you have views of the lofty snow covered peaks of the Picos de Europas, well, you might have, on a clear day.
But today is a "Lake District" day, the clouds are low and obscuring the mountains.
But, not to complain, we have had several days of sunshine, and as we understand it, the weather back in the UK is appalling.
It is clearly "out of season" in this area, there are only ourselves, plus two caravans, one of which does not seem to be occupied.
As we arrive, the hardy Dutch occupants of the other caravan are sitting "sun bathing", that does not last long, since it begins to rain.
But, Kathleen, optimistic as ever tells me it is "brightening up over there", and sure enough, by 4 o'clock, the rain has stopped and the sun is peeping through the clouds.
The site although almost empty, is beautifully kept.
It is still raining as we leave, and it continues to rain all day as we drive west.
This is the third time we have ventured into this part of Spain, and each time it has been wet and cold, perhaps we need to learn a lesson!
Kathleen is all for just parking on the sea front, and staying there. There are several empty rain swept car parks to choose from!