Jul 102017

Another grey day on the northern coast of Spain :(. As my power supply on my Mac laptop had failed I had to get a new one. I rang the Apple franchise in Santander and they had one in stock. So we left the campsite at 10am heading for Santander following the sat nav, unfortunately it still seems to like little one track roads so we ignored its directions for the first part of the journey and made our way onto the A8 motorway our own way. It made another little hiccup near the ferry terminal in Santander and led us to the entrance to the terminal where we had been before. Then it took us back on route right into the centre of Santander to the junction where the shop was located. The challenge now was to find somewhere to park. All the blue boxes were taken and we drove around some little side streets and then out onto the main coast road near the cathedral where we found an underground car park.

After parking we crossed the road and had an expensive coffee con leche (€1.80 each!) and then used Google maps on my phone to take us to the shop. They had the power supply waiting for me with my name on it. The price wasn’t great though, €89, but it is a genuine Apple one. Ingrid did some shopping and picked up another hand towel for the caravan in Zara Home and as they had a sale on she saved €1.

We made our way back to the car and then out of Santander and stopped at a petrol station near the port and filled up at 94.6c a litre which was even cheaper than before. We headed for Cartes to the caravan shop to pick up a 12v adapter and took the chance to look around a couple of motorhomes. We then went back to the large Carrefour hypermarket in Torrelavega and had a boccadillo for lunch and then did some food shopping. As we left it started to rain quite heavily but it stopped again soon after we joined the motorway. Off at junction 258 and again the sat nav led us through a small village instead of sticking to the main road but we were back at the campsite by 3.15pm.

Coffee and afternoon tea with some small fresh Danish pastries from Carrefour and then some reading finished the day off nicely. Eating at the campsite restaurant again today as it was so good on Saturday.