The rain was coming so, we quickly packed up the awning before it got too wet. Packed away the van and set off to Spain. The route avoided tolls and took us along some beautiful scenery, around some tight hairpin bends and even a place where the road looped over itself. Some of the villages we passed through had the narrowest streets I have come across, and two-way. Luckily not much traffic passed through them. When I am home I must have my brakes replaced, they must be worn out now with all the twisty downhill mountain roads.
The last part of the trip was so enticingly close to the A9 as we battled up and down hills to the border of Spain crossing at Le Perthus. In Spain we stopped at the first supermarket which was taken over mainly by alcohol. Ricard being sold in 4 litre bottles, and also in boxes of 6. This was not for the Brits, but for the French who come over and stock up on cheap alcohol. There was not much food. We should have kept on a little while longer for the classier supermarkets.
Our destination was Capmany, only a few minutes into Spain. We soon passed a few ‘Night Clubs’ presumably doing good business with French customers coming over the border. We turned off the N-II to Capmany signposted by a nearly naked woman dancing & soliciting at the junction.
After a few wrong turns we arrived at the campsite, did not erect the awning due to 50K winds which were blowing over the site. They had been blowing all day, and the van had been buffeted a little in the open plains. Shortly after arrival the rain arrived. Supper and bed.