Sunday, 25 May 2014

Spanish north east coast

After Morella we move on down to the coastal area south of Tarragona
Two lazy days are spent at Spaetzle Fritz Stellplatz where we enjoy a great meal and get the washing done, by 'Wash Boy' of course

We trundle the coast to find a few aires quite full of vans and decide its not for us so move up to Amposta in a rather pleasant wetland region. The Frenchies here are keen to display their Pétanque skills. A few days later in Andorra I stunned a few more of them by joining in on their game. I fancied a 'Bob Willis' run up but thought better of it by delivering a perfect backspin placement shot, then promptly walked off declaring 'C'est Facile'
They laughed politely but I knew they had Agincourt on their minds!

At the same location these guys are busy snapping the abundant wildlife

The route is now set for France and we slowly move inland and rest up at another winery called Artcava
The owner of the attached museum kindly showed us around on a sunday afternoon and of course we obliged by relieving him of some Cava

These are the little beauties that will make his wallet fatter later in the year

What an idyllic scene
Later that afternoon there is possibly the worst smell ever drifting around the back of the winery and Nina is convinced its the guys in the van behind us smoking Pot. She bases this theory on having smelled it extensively in Amsterdam and I am stunned that they do it whilst having a family BBQ

I decide to take a walk and discover the source….

Beauty and the beast…
The local vinegar producing plant decides to up production and discharge its noxious fumes our way
Case solved...

The last of Spain sees us overnighting in La Seu D'Urgell which boasts a previous Olympic white water rafting course

Majestic plane trees

The mountains of the Pyrenees loom ever taller and we begin to loose that Spanish feel

So another new country for us to chalk up

Not big and with only really one main highway

This made me smile immensely 
We later found one at €1.10 a litre, but forget the savings made as you will burn them up when you make the huge accents up the mountains….

With almost nowhere to pull up other than restaurants and garages this was one of only a few shots

The shock here was rain and dramatically low temperature of 5 degs

Almost as soon as you enter you leave unless you love the duty free shops that line the highway