Goodbye Portugal, Hello Spain.

After three weeks in Portugal we crossed back into Spain to start the gradual move north.

An aire at Sanlúcar de Barrameda, on the coast near to Jerez, had been recommended by a couple of people and as it had views over the estuary of Rio Guadalquivir it sounded good.

The motorway from the border to Seville was excellent and then we turned south and crossed attractive countryside on a first class road to our destination. Sanlúcar is a large town but the sat-navs did their job and took us straight to the aire (GPS 36.78338º -6.35883º). Our aires book warned that it was ‘dusty when windy, muddy when wet’. When we arrived it was very windy so the site took on the appearance of a little patch of desert surrounded by apartment blocks. The lucky few who had a pitch overlooking the estuary and the beach had a lovely spot but the rest of the aire didn’t have a lot to recommend it in our view.

Sanlucar aire

The dusty aire at Sanúcar de Barrameda.

We had a breezy and pleasant walk along the very posh promenade and into the old town with its lively main square before finding our way back to base.

Sanlucar square

The main square.

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