Segovia to San Sebastian….
Perhaps one of the best driving days of the trip so far…..
After a quick breakfast, following the coldest night of the trip so far (-2 deg) and with frost adorning the roof light, we packed up and left Escoril… a decent campsite if a little soulless..
The journey from Madrid (Escoril) to the northern coast of Spain is around 5-6hrs and took roughly 515km to complete…. so a lengthy journey but after our recent busy days – perhaps a welcome break for the girls…
The journey encompassed a myriad of different terrains – from arid semi-desert north of Madrid, to snow capped peaks near Segovia, through the wine region of Rioja before finally the mid-western farming plains prior to Vitoria…. and then the piece de resistance….
A series of tunnels (some 3km long) and gravity defying bridges with jutting rocky outcrops and peaks similar to that of the Sierra Nevada… we had arrived in the Basque country…..
With Bilbao taking Madrid’s place for art museums and then Pamplona offering a rich historical context for the girls…. we are well set for 2 busy days here…
We’ll just have to leave Madrid to another trip…..
So our resting place for tonight/tomorrow is just outside San Sebastian at Gran Camping Zarautz…. possibly the best campsite for views thus far…. overlooking the bay with the wave sound carrying up the cliffs to our pitch for the night… distant views of the mountains and the twinkling of street lights and the carpet of stars above…. Utterly peaceful!!!!! Can’t wait for that morning coffee and a chance to sit and take in the full view….