Two years ago we started travelling together. We cycled 80 km average a day and we had 14 kg of luggage each. Look what happened now to us. One baby and two dogs accompany us now in our life.
We are now in Denia, a city about 100 km south of Valencia. As some of you might know we went to Spain by car with some friends who wanted to go on holiday in Andalucia. We left Holland 24th of March and started cycling on 2nd of April. It feels good to be back on the road and in the tent again but travelling with our three little friends is very different than before. First of all we do have to carry much more stuff than before which means that cycing up the mountains, which we love to do, is very tough. Especially because we are not in shape yet. So we go slowly and take a lot of breaks. But guess what, travelling is still great!
Ouiza loves to be outside again. She is running quiet a lot next to the bike, mainly because we did find a puppie (yes, we do have another dog now) who is sitting in her trailer. We found our new dog, which we call Coco, at a fuelstation where we wanted to fill our bottles with water. He was just sitting there, belonging to no one. The guy who works at the fuelstation told us that he arrived there the day before and didn't leave again, but he was almost run over a car already. We immediately fell in love with him and decided to take him. He turned out to be a lovely dog who likes to cuddle and is very enthusiastic about everything we do. If you know somebody who wants to have a nice dog please tell us.
Ben is doing fine. He is the one who decides when we take a break. He is mostly sleeping and talking in the trailer. Whenever he wants to get out of the trailer to play and eat we take a break of about an hour. Ben loves camping as much as we do. Already after two days he felt comfortable with sleeping and playing in our tent. He also likes to eat grass, stones and cuddle with Coco.
The climate is perfect right now in Spain and cycling is enjoyable. We had no rain yet but it's also not too hot. There are a lot of mountains with nice and quiet roads but those mountains are, till now, all quiet barren. It's a dry land with not much trees and a lot of weathering.
It's obvious that Spain has already a big problem due to the crisis. There are houses for sale everywhere, shopping malls are almost empty and in the supermarkets you can buy products which have a 'special crisis price'. Some mountain villages we have passed are completely deserted. Only old people still live there. When you walk through those streets you only hear your own foot steps, quiet odd.
We will leave Denia tomorrow and continue our journey further north, towards the Pyrenees.