Join Date: Jun 2007
My Motorhome: Hymer Exsis-i 504
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After the discovery of the lock-tampering I found neither of my cards would work to pay for the diesel! There was an ATM outside but that wouldn't work either. He was blaming the signal... Anyway, I was glad to find I had enough in cash. Not sure what would have happened otherwise.
Going through the border the customs pull MHs out of the 'nothing-to-declare' line so you have to say it face to face. He was quite taken aback to hear I'd bought nothing but diesel.
Going in to Spain the initial reaction is how arrid it looks. I know that's how Spain is but it still comes as a shock after the verdant scenery of France and Andorra.
I tootled down a mix of roads, playing my Spanish language CDs on the motorway - I think it's a few years since I played them. It all came back, but the problem is PRODUCING it from nothing.
Got to Guissona which I'd picked up from Park4night (nearly all my stops are) - it was parking beside a massive food store with a huge café where you can eat all you want for €5. They've fresh meat that you cook yourself on very hot plates. It was indeed excellent value but I think I prefer to be served! My HF Clarity card worked this time but took forever; after about 5mins I asked security n he asked was the card English-based? Oh well, it'll take forever.... A taste of things to come?!
There wasn't a great deal to see in the local town. There was a 'Gate of the Angel' which had been built in the town walls in the middle ages from stones from the old Roman fortifications - you can still see that many of the stones had important carving on them. I always wonder what happened to culture and learning between Roman times and the Middle ages or later.
The parking was clean, serviced but rather sterile. And a bit noisy at times overnight.
I then made my way down to Vilanova i el Geltrú where old friends Sally n Don are ensconced on a permanent pitch. How lovely to see them again, and the craic was mighty.... Not much else to report really!!
This morning we walked into Vilanova (1.5hrs?) for Sally's hair appointment - and a coffee of course! Good to know we could get the bus back up!
The site is a great place for long-terming with lots going on, especially over the summer months. Quite different from the aires I usually find myself on!
1. The Angel Gate, Guissona