Today we began our journey back to the UK.
We know there are some people that like to travel from the UK to Spain and back again in one go. Taking the occasional break or stopping to swap driver the journey can be done in 24 hours or under (depending on where in Spain you are heading). Although we have considered this we have never actually done it………one day maybe!
For us part of the fun is the drive down but if time is limited then I can understand why people do it. We certainly wouldn’t like to take the ferry across and have even stopped using the Dover-Calais ferry opting instead for the Eurotunnel.
The next few entries will show our 11 day journey starting today.
Destination:- Aire St Nicolas de-la grave
5 hour drive, 226 miles and €44 in toll roads.
The drive was fine and not far from the aire we turned off the main road onto the D15. We were a bit shocked when driving around a bend to be confronted with a narrow bridge that spanned the river Garonne. There were no warning signs. Our van is 2.3 meters wide and we managed to get through without pulling in the wing mirrors, but there wasn’t much room either side!
A couple of miles after the bridge we eventually found the small aire which had one other van on site. Angela didn’t like the feel of the place and we have always agreed that if it doesn’t feel right then move on.
We did notice what looked like another aire back towards the bridge so we turned around and went to see if it was any better.
There were two other, what looked like live in vans parked up and it seemed okay. It was getting dark by this time so we found a suitable spot and parked up for the night.
We had a meal, read for a while then had an early night ready for another days drive tomorrow. Beginning with the narrow bridge!