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Awaycation Winter 2022 - Day 6

The end of the week is here with Day 6.

Today we left the camping car aire in St Cyprien Plage and turned south into Spain. Not before we had done a little housekeeping, emptying the toilet cassette and waste water (me!!) and half filling the fresh water tank - joint venture.

It was around 10.05 am. The route took us to Argèles sur Mer and then across to le Boulou.

I decided to get to Spain quickly I'd plump for the toll A9. On the way there were were directly aiming for Mt Canigou.

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Once on the A9 I set the cruise for 90km/h and we were on our way.

Through the old border and into Spain.

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The satnav decided rather than tell us how far it was to Alcossebre as well as the arrival time and journey time, we only needed to know the latter.

The autovia AP7 is now toll free and we were on it for around 300kms. We stopped twice for pee breaks and once to get the Spanish Michelin maps out.

Eventually arriving right outside the apartment complex's reception building.

As it is closed at weekends (!) we had been emailed with acode to open a key box.

It didn't work. I called the emergency number and a lad arrived on a bicycle. He tried. Couldn't get it open. Called his Dad who came. Same result. He called someone and then went and got some pliers and belted it until it opened...

By now it was after 6pm. We checked out where the apartment was and set off for the nearest Consum supermarket. We need to eat over the weekend and it looks as though this place is dead as a dodo. Loads of bars and restaurants. All closed.

By the time we had shopped and unloaded the van it was gone 7.30pm.

Beer o'clock. After a long drive and the tenseness of not getting in here, I needed a drink.

Dinner was cassoulet with fresh bread and some Saint Nectaire cheese.

Early night tonight.

Some pics whilst we waited for the key...

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Tomorrow. Sunday. Hopefully doing nothing much.

Posted by InvictaMoto 19:13 Archived in Spain

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