By Motorhome to France, Spain & Portugal - 2014 travel blog

Santiago Cathedral

Inside Cathedral

Street Busker

Old Church

Underneath The Arches


Dry & sunny start to the day , at last. This will be our last day on a proper camp site for a couple of days at least. There is only one of our ACSI (discount camp sites) open on the rest of our route around the Northern coast of Spain. Tonight we are heading for Coruna which will be our North West corner in Spain, from there we will turn & head East back towards France.

On the way to Coruna we stopped off at Santiago de Compostela as I had seen references to it as a famous pilgrimage city. We stopped at a large car/bus parking area & walked into the city, geocaching on the way. It was an interesting city, at least in the historic centre area with narrow streets & lots of churches, convents & a large cathedral. It is certainly a very important pilgrimage destination but we couldn't find out a lot about the object of the pilgrimages. It is apparent that people do take various pilgrim routes from all over Europe. We will have to get onto Google & do some research.

We caught a bus from the city centre back to the car park late in the afternoon & just as we got off the bus it started to rain, the first of the day so we were lucky. We continued on North up to Coruna to our Aire for the night which was on a small car park overlooking a little fishing harbour on the outskirts. There was no electricity or toilet facilities available so we are reliant on the batteries & gas on board for all our power & heating requirements. We have an extra leisure battery to boost our power supply so we are well able to last out without mains electricity for a couple of days at least. The batteries get charged all the time we drive so stopping for just one night is no problem at all.

Our gas bottles provide gas for cooking & heating, both the motorhome itself & the water heater, as well as running the refrigerator. The refrigerator runs off gas or electricity & also off the 12volt vehicle supply when we are driving along. The TV also works off the 12volt supply so we are not short of entertainment although we are just using the TV to play our programmes & films that I stored on a 500GB portable hard drive.

Mileage to date - 3291

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