Still smarting from failing to win the quiz outright (and 43€) by just one question and coming 3rd out of 3 in the tie break.
.. .the good news..........
Arose to brilliant sunshine and by midday the Gf had even taken a few layers of fleeces off and was complaining about the heat. Spent the morning wandering the site looking for a good pitch that was a) not waterlogged b) on the right side for the sun and c) not under too many trees to block the satellite. This involved walking up and down, finding a pitch,kicking earth, estimating satellite alignments, walking back to reception to find that that pitch was reserved for someone due to arive at some unspecified date in the future but who had left a cash deposit last year for a 3 month stay and would be arriving soon, and walking back to start the process again. This was quite entertaining as we were accosted by by a lot a people who we had met last year and who all recounted their experiences in getting down to spain this year. It transpires that it was a complete lottery as to whether you had a nightmare of bad weather through France or not in January, and even a few days made a great difference. Some people sailed over the Pyrenees without a glimpse of snow whilst others were turned back by the french police for not having snow chains. Everybody had a story to tell and the morning passed in a blur. The good weather was drying the pitches very rapidly but the underlying weeks of rain......spain has had its worst winter for 40 years just like last year (?)......has left most pitches so soft that 4 tons of motorhome will sink into very deep ruts. Eventually we were approached by a very nice german couple who saw us looking around and explained that they were leaving tomorrow and that they had themselves put gravel and shingle under their van to make a hard standing which we could see had been very effective. Back to reception to find that this pitch was not subject to any advance booking so we will now be moving onto it in the morning.
The bad news.....
The 15 day forecast predicts rain, gales & thunderstorms without a break....................................bugger
1 month ago