After a day of driving winds and torrential rain, we stayed the night just outside the beautiful city of Avila in Spain, at a golf resort offering a good deal. After all, who wants to play golf in those weather conditions — apart from hardy Brits perhaps!
We woke with relief to a much milder day, so we were able to enjoy the views of the city walls and the countryside, and walk the dogs in the resort’s lovely gardens.
After collecting the last of our Spanish passengers, we headed to Narbonne and stayed the night with friends. Yesterday we made our final collections in France, and expected to make good headway towards Calais. But the combination of Ascension weekend and the horrid wet and windy weather meant that the motorways were heaving with traffic, and the driving conditions were less than ideal, so we didn’t get as far as expected. Today we’ll make up as much lost time as we can, to stay on track for our Channel crossing from Calais tomorrow.
Mikas and Onda
Our friends and colleagues at Global Pet Travel in Lisbon arranged for Mikas and Onda to travel to the UK with us. Owner Ana is working as a care professional in the Gloucester area. We collected the two dogs from their grandparents in Nazaré, who gave them a very loving send-off.