Wednesday 24 August 2016 Santander to Burgos Day#2

Most of today is spent on the boat. A pleasant enough way to travel. 

In the morning I sit up on deck enjoying the sunshine, except for one short,hard rain shower,  listening to podcasts Desert Island Discs on my ipad, whilst Roger catches up on his sleep.

In the afternoon we sit and plan our routes down to Dickies and Debs. We are going to try and do it in two days- it’ll mean 300 miles a day, but will see how it goes.

Before we know it,  it 5.15 pm ( UK time) and we have docked. 

We wait for our deck,  number 2 to be called.  It takes ages. 

When we get down there it appears that many others had pre-empted the call and they are waiting for Roger and I as our bikes are blocking any movement – tough! We( for once) did as we were told!

Our route to Burgos is mainly down the N623,  just over 100 miles. 

I hadnt realised that the time given for docking was UK time,  so it is actually an hour ahead, and it all took a long while so it is just gone 7pm when we leave port. It is going to be tight to get there before it gets dark!

I knew that even with Sat Nov it would be tricky getting out of Santander and it was! But after a little detour :0) We are on the correct road and wow! what a road!

The first part took us through tiny hamlets one after the other. The speed limit changing from 90 to 70 to 50, then back up again.

The villages then thinned out as we climbed up to 1800M,  with a stunning view of the road disappearing in front of us.

Then there was a lovely section of twisties with race track tarmac and no traffic- a bikers dream.

Followed by a very long straight section with wind turbines stretching out into the distance.

We made it to Burgos with seconds to spare as it turned dark!

So apologies for the lack of photos, I so wanted to stop, but time was not on my side.

We find our hotel Maria Luisa, check in and get the instructions to the underground secure parking- the main reason I chose this hotel.

After a quick shower wr head off in search of food and drink.

In true Roger style wr stop at the first bar! Apparently it’s rude to walk past! 

Our first beer!

They serve tapas and burgers here,so we decide to stay.

These were displayed on top of the bar, so I had to give one a try and very yummy it was, with a little bit if everything:prawn,salmon,anchovy,egg

Roger orders a small burger and I go for these little rolls.

We head back to the hotel about midnight. 

Roll on tomorrow and our first full day riding.


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