Quite a hard drive home. Up after a six hour stop, fed and watered the horse, and back on the road.
Simple but delicious breakfast of cured ham tomato paste and even the cheapest Spanish olive oil had real character.
Didn’t get a photo, but we saw two eagles soaring (natch) above the autopista which runs through the mountains South of Burgos in Spain. A reminder that, even after all the scenery we had seen in the last week’s tour in Africa, Europe still has sites to take your breath away.
Typical stop by the road, Justin and I alternated driving and getting what sleep we could in the passenger seat. Despite the cramped quarters I was so tired I managed to sleep well.
Justin put in some heroic stints, delighted that he joined us for the drive home, it was much appreciated and great to catch up.
Motorway grub was expensive but a welcome break. Nice to be somewhere you could eat veg and salad again safely. While Morocco was very nice you can’t risk ingesting anything that’s washed in water or not peeled by yourself. When we did eat veg there it was always cooked to death.
Arrived back at Autosportif in Bicester Oxford and reported to the headmaster and his assistant
Since leaving Tafraroute, Geen covered 4400 km to get there. The leg from Marakesh to Bicester was 3900 km and we covered it in 50 hours despite making two sea crossings and losing three hours with Moroccan customs. An average of 78 km/hour or 48 mph. Not too shoddy.
But was the headmaster happy with our work?
The Sea Shanty of Success!