Monday 20th - Tuesday 21st July
Watch our adventure here
Setting off from Santander, we drove south for 2 hours to the town of Burgos. We picked Camping Fuentos Burgos as our home for the night. When we arrived, the reception staff gave us a map with quite tightly packed pitches, but the site was so quiet we were able to pick our own pitch with plenty of room to spread out.
We were unsure how "open" Spanish Campsites would be, and we really were relieved when we realised that all the wash rooms were open! Also open were the bar and most importantly the Swimming pool! There were plenty of "Social Distance" signs, but luckily (for us) they were unnecessary as the site was so quiet.
With temperatures in the 30s the boys were very grateful for their first swim of the holiday!
Tuesday morning we woke up, packed up and headed into Burgos to visit the Museum of Human Evolution. Parking proved a little trickier than we expected, the aire we planned to park in had been changed to "Coach Parking" only, but Steve managed to find road side pay and display. George coped well with the short walk and we had a great time exploring the museum. I really enjoyed learning about the local geography and how it contributed to our understanding of Evolution. The boys particularly enjoyed the Darwin exhibition, including walking around a replica of his ship The Beagle.
After a couple of hours mooching around, we headed back to the van for a quick sandwich and a family chat! Together we decided that we needed to skip Madrid. As great as it was around the museum, George's foot just isn't ready for a full day of exploring. Instead we decided to change course and head towards Valencia.