Salamanca

The first time we have set Thomas to use Motorways! I have to say, Spain is BIG!! Going anywhere seems to take ages, so the motorway it was.

Destiny has a 6th gear not yet utilized, so we tried this out.. Speed 100kmph 2000 rpm 6th gear for over 70km. Only interrupted by a <begin rant> stupid Arctic who took over 5 km to overtake another Artic doing 80kmph. </end rant> I have also noticed that having both Mrs Tohmas and Amanda as navigators in the the same vehicle can lead to one or both of them having a “female strop” !

Mrs Thomas likes to take the shortest distance between 2 points irrespective of the road make up ( which can be dicey in Spain), and especially through some villages where the most direct route involves single lane streets and narrow lanes. Suffice to say by the time we got to Salamanca both of my navigators were muted………

Salamanca

The site we had chosen was mediocre by the river and seemed to be a one night stop for campers’ heading to Portugal. We booked in for 2 nights as there was a good cycle ride in to the town to see the sights….