We had a few days to kill over Easter while we waited on tenterhooks, it gave us a couple of days to spend with family before our uncertain future.
We just made it to our preferred ferry from Portsmouth to Spain, the final piece of the planning puzzle, the Greencard insurance arriving late morning, nevertheless our departure time from Wimbledon was 1.00, the latest we were prepared to wait. The ferry journey over was calm and uneventful save for an excellent meal in the restaurant served Fawlty Towers style, an absolute delight. We had 24 hours to kill on the boat so I thought I would familiarise myself with some essential Spanish and Portuguese
The Triumph has broken down “la Triumph motocicleta tiene roto”
My passports been stolen “mi passpotrs fue robado”
The Triumph has broken down again “la Triumph motocicleta tiene roto otra vez”
Not again “no otra vez”
The Triumph has broken down “A Triumph motocicleta colapsou”
My passports been stolen “Meus passaporte foram roubados”
The Triumph has broken down again “A Triumph motocicleta colapsou outra vez”
Not again “não outra vez”
It was raining when we were disgorged from the boat in Santander where we stayed for the night.
It was still raining in the morning when we woke up, and it rained all the way to Burgos, which was a pity because the scenery was quite beautiful despite the rain. It was also a pity because our 100% waterproof kit wasn’t 100% waterproof so by the time we reached Burgos in the early afternoon my fingertips were cold, even with the heated grips. Burgos was a lovely town and the cathedral quite remarkable.