Just 5 miles to go across the border from Spain into Gibraltar and on to my apartment. Take my time this morning… well I do have all day. Decide to clean the chalky water splash marks off the bike before I go so end up leaving about 12.30ish.
It’s another glorious day and before I know it am parking up outside the apartment building. I’ve forgotten to bring the keys to the apartment, but luckily Jill and John, who look after it for us, have the spare set… whew!
So what’s the verdict?
A great ride… shame about the weather the first week… pretty wet… think it is the wettest tour I have had so far.
So here is the usual breakdown:
England x 1
France x 1
Andorra x 1
Spain x 1
Gibraltar x 1
Total distance travelled – 2170.5 miles
Ferry – £144 (one way) including cabin
Accommodation – £426.39 average £35.53 per night
Food – £178.67 average £13.74 per day an odd coffee I didn’t get a receipt for so really £15 per day
Fuel – £228.41 average £16.32
Toll Roads – £26.80
Shopping – myob still
France – from Condom to Massat.. lots of twistys on the way, shame I didn’t put the camera on.
Spain – back route from Torrevieja to Murcia
Best HD Dealership
All were good, except…
Worst HD Dealership
Cadiz… sooooo expensive with Granada a close second
Tactica by C&R, Valencia, Spain of course… I mean a €98 room for €36 what do you expect?
Eden Mar, Guardamar del Segura, Spain – Ugh!
Favourite Country Visited
Gibraltar, but I’m biased
Least Favourite Country Visited
Andorra, but mainly because of the weather, not being able to find the hotel and standing in dog shit
What I Would Do Again
Still travel on Brittany ferries… so good.
Ride in France
What I Wouldn’t Do Again
If I go to another HOG European rally I won’t stay for such a long time… although it turned out great in the end, so mmmm have to think about this one.
What to Remember for the Next Trip
Update the Garmin Maps
Bracket for the GoPro mount
Check toolkit is complete
Switch the bloody GoPro on for the good bits
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One thought on “Day 14 – Gibraltar.. home from home”
Great photos! What a fabulous adventure. Sorry I haven't logged in but my iMac is poorly and working from my iPad. Look forward to seeing you soon x