Monday 23 April 2018 - Day 50
We decided to have a quiet day after the excitement of yesterday. It’s a bit drizzly and misty. We needed some food and diesel so I plugged in the co-ordinates for a Carrefour hypermarket nearby, but they had a height barrier on the entrance, so Carrefour lost out to Mercadona. Shopping done, we drove just half an hour to our current stop in Cabarceno. We’re parked up with a few vans, overlooking a small lake. I think this aire is a first or last stop for those using the Santander ferry, which is only about 20 minutes away - there’s lots of UK vans here. The aire’s on the edge of the Cabarceno Nature Park and by walking down the track at the end of the aire, we had a great view of the elephants in their large enclosure. If you follow the track around, you'll get a unobstructed view, as the first part has a large wire fence. It’s quiet here and we’ve enjoyed listening to the birdsong. Today’s been a chilling out day - reading, snoozing, blogging and planning where to head to next. I suspect we may only have a couple of days left in Spain before we cross over back into France. I had an email from the owners of the French water mill we’ll be house sitting in May, providing directions. It’ll be a welcome break from the van for a week.