I was pleased that I fitted additional straps as the drive down was very windy and they helped no end.
Our drive down to Portsmouth was rather uneventful. No rain and not too windy. We stopped off like last year at Tothill Services on the A34. Starbucks was closed so we had to go into McDonald’s for a coffee instead.
As we left later this year, we did not have as long to wait at Portsmouth Ferry Terminal and was soon boarded onto the ferry. We however had to wait in the corridor, as the rooms had not been cleaned as the incoming ferry came in very late. When we were eventually allowed into our room, it was to straight to bed as it was nearly midnight.
Monday was spent lazing around with not much to do, coffees, lunch, a couple of drinks, dinner and bed as we had an early start on Tuesday morning.
Everything went well and we arrived at our hotel in Ocaña just after 2.00pm. It rained most of the way down and the temperature left a lot to be desired ranging between 5c and 9c. Got a bit warmer when we reached Ocaña about 13c but cold and windy. Hoping for warmer times when we get to Almuñécar tomorrow.
We took a short stroll into the centre of the town. Not a great deal and very little atmosphere. Perhaps as it was still siesta time that things will liven up later
In the evening we went out next door and had a very good Chinese meal at a very reasonable price. To say that there were a lot of people eating in the restaurant will be an understatement!