Wednesday, 7 January 2015



Started raining on the Bordeaux ring road and never really stopped all day. The works on the A63 have finished and whilst it is a cracking road all the way to the Spanish border, it is also expensive. The alternatives are fine if you have time but will inevitably use more fuel anyway so no choice really. Bordeaux to Burgos was an easy drive except for the fog,low cloud and rain and the temperature around 3°.
Burgos is new to us, a campsite on the river within walking distance of the old town and must-see cathedral so intend stopping 2 nights. Arrived 16.30 and had nice walk along river to stretch legs. Tonight is epiphany and town deserted but must have been a procession somewhere.


Extremely cold overnight, down to -3.5°
Woke to thick fog and a frozen water tank.....might not have enough in it. Found a button that says tank heaters which I've ignored up till now but it seemed to do the trick. Fog and temp  seemed set and  so decided to forgo the delights of burgos until another (warmer) day. So drove for 250 miles or more in freezing fog that seldom gave more than 100 yds visibility, and about 30 mins of warm sunshine. The dashboard readout only went above 0° for a short while and mostly hovered around -2.5°. Arrived Caceres about 16.00 intending to stay on aire but the temperature decided us to find the campsite on the outskirts so that we could be nice and warm for €16 (£12.80).
Spanish diesel similar price to france @ €1.11 ltr or 90 p

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