I can't describe a view, I haven't the words to bring one to life on the page. The drive from Caceres to Miranda Del Ebro in Spain is stunning. Seemingly endless hillsides dotted with cork trees, with pigs grazing in the south, as we headed North the landscape flattened, the pigs replaced with free range cattle. There was an occasional village, or smallholding dotting the landscape. And hardly any traffic. Our next drive won't be so pleasant. Crossing the border south of Biarritz. It's going to be busy, loads of lorries, then in France - A roads because the powers that be want you to pay for the privilege of a decent multi laned highway. It's not for us, we avoid tolls where we can, taxes paid to France already. So it's going to be slow going, I accept that. But getting from A to B in Spain is free and easy and the discovery that the N10 south of Bordeaux is now a peage gets on my nerves because there's no decent alternative through route. However, mustn't grumble, this is part of my chosen lifestyle.
Aire at Caceres, easy to get to, got the last remaining space at around 5pm. Quiet overnight and free.
Aire at Miranda Del Ebro. Easy to find, straight forward access from the N1. Quiet, pleasant location next to the river. One other campervan overnight. Free.