We thought we were driving towards warmth, sunshine and coffees on the terraces of Spain but it’s been very cold!! We spent a few days in the lovely Navarra area near Pamplona, camping on a ‘vergane glorie’ campsite with almost no other people and enjoying the remoteness of this area. The villages are tiny and people quite foreigner-unfriendly. In 1 bar on the first evening (with graffiti outside saying “kill the parliament”, “Spain for the Spaniards” and “Viva la revolucion”), an older man came up to Dan and said “oye rubio, que me cuentas” which means something like “hey blondy, what’s up?”. I said we were from Scotland and then he walked off again!
The van is nice and warm, so sleeping is the best thing you can do here! We climbed 2 days in Extaurri which was magical with tens of vultures flying around building nests. When Dan reached the top of 1 climb a giant vulture flew off flapping his wings just above Dan’s head, I thought it was going to attack! We drove south towards Barcelona to seek the warmth and ended up in picture perfect alpine looking Siurana! It’s beautiful with at least a foot of fresh snow. Not exactly what we expected but stunning.