Got up to yet more rain. Decided to get on the main road south and cover some miles in the hope things would improve. That’s when we discovered just how high up we were! Oops!
We set off as quickly as possible, refuelled, stocked up the cupboards and reached the Portuguese border just after lunch. We booked into the first campsite we found just south of Chaves before it started raining again. Becoming a joke now. So we cooked some food, whilst listening to Eddie Murphy doing stand up, before digging out the trivial pursuit CD and going head to head for a couple of hours. Went to bed… still raining. ps: For Matts benefit, the photo shows the best place for a 2CV - suspended above a junk yard in the Spanish mountains!
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins