The luck of the British! Santander and Cabarceno, Spain



Karma lives. Yesterday’s bad luck with a tyre blowout has been easily balanced out with (a) finding a motorhome dealer with the skills, parts and time to do all the repairs in a day and (b) our luck in meeting a fab British couple of fellow travellers who saved us from a day of travel by bus.

Tina and Chris (henceforth referred to as the heroes) followed us to the dealer, then drove us into Santander (which turned out to be a nicely manicured, interesting city with a lovely beach) for a day’s wandering and finally took us back to the dealer. I’ve just been informed Tina is now cooking us up some chicken dinner. Karma. I love it.

Today’s highlight #1 collecting the van, fully sorted and ready to continue roaming

Highlight #2 scoffing a roast chicken next to the Santander bullring

Highlight #3 full chicken dinner and wine. Luxury. Followed by a ukulele lesson from Tina (I need to cut my nails tomorrow)

Tomorrow’s plan is to hit a campsite. Oh yes. A campsite. Showers, hook-up, possible WiFi, maybe even a swimming pool. OMG.

Thanks to everyone who wished us the best after the blowout. We really appreciate it, and it helps push us onwards. Cheers, Jay

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  1. Sounds like you lucked out there guys – every cloud and all that…!

    You’re missing all the excitement at Newstead. The canteen kitchen is finally being refurbed/extended with work starting on Monday. My immediate response to the email was to ask if we’d finally be getting porridge and fried eggs back on the breakfast menu…Unfortunately I won’t be here to enjoy their return as I’m on my 3 day countdown :-)

    ps – I thought Santander was just a bank!!

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