I have arrived in the Spanish Pyrenees, parked at a closed campsite, but the internet is still working. Now first some food, and later tonight a report of the first few days of the trip.
The last 5 days were mostly on the road and finding out that even on the good roads in Europe, the troubled roads of Belgium disregarded, with the Yellow Monster 300 KM a day is quit a challenge. Moreover, it is dark early.
In Belgium I wild camped around the town of Ypres, known for the First World War. The route to it consisted mainly of a lot of wrong driving and getting to know the quirks of my GPS.
Today I arrived in Pamplona, 18 degrees and a nice sun that unfortunately is already setting. That should not spoil the fun though, time for cervezas!
Tonight is my last night in Europe, during the last 10 days I crossed Spain, successively the Pyrenees, Pamplona, Madrid, Granada and the Sierra Nevada.
In the Pyrenees I drove through the mountains, between cows, rivers and farms. Because there had to be refueled, I decided to go to Pamplona on time. Unsuccessfully I tried to book an AirBNB, thus finally wildcamping again, however this time in a quiet street in the city. The next day I discovered Pamplona, a nice little town with beautiful city walls, forts and other antiquity.
Arrived in Morocco, all went very smoothly, and a ticket for the boat is cheaper than one to Terschelling! Maybe the Doekse service should be run by Moroccans?
Last night I spent the night in the Yellow Monster in front of the Embassy of Mauritania where I had to do my visa application at 8:30 am. The guard of the neighboring Embassy of Ivory Coast made this possible and kept an eye on me at night. While awaiting the visa approval I’m enjoying a nice breakfast.
From the busy city life in Rabat to the Atlantic coast, a great moment to open that bottle of champagne I got from Jaap.
Today I went to the barber, so I can give Helen, Wendy and Afsane a good kiss with New Year in the Sahara 😉