I have made new friends too, Aura from Spain and Tom from Germany who i met when wild camping at Playa Esteira a couple of days ago. We got talking and the travel tips and stories continued for hours after that. Aura left to drive further on but stopped by again the day after much to our excitement. Its kind of a cool feeling when youre in the middle of nowhere and someone stops to say hi again, as if youve known each other years. It was awsome. From her van, her home on wheels, she reached to take a hand made dream catcher which she gave to me, without even knowing my obsession, i returned the gesture giving her an embroidered cushion cover i had gotten in India and never used, she was delighted considering she had forgotten her pillow for on the road, which I hadnt known. Its funny how things work that way! Tom and I parked next to each other and cooked a delicious lentil curry that evening in my van as the sun set at my dining table window. And then of course, a herd of cows and some men chasing them, ran by. Random! That day was scorching hot so we played on the beach with Gimli, did some laundry by hand and i did some writing in the van. Some people stopped as they drove past, to say hi, pet Gimli and admire the view. It was a really lovely atmosphere!
This week has been full of surprises, bad and good. Getting stuck in carparks my van is too small for, nearly getting blown off the extremely high viaduct bridges from the strong winds and then of course finding absolutely magical places to park. I have spent almost every day with a sea view which just keeps getting better. Who knew that falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the waves could be so soothing. Ive never slept better- and neither has Gimli.
As i go into week 2 i wonder how this trip can possibly get wven better, but then i cast rhay wonder aside and just decide to let it happen. Its been a positive effect so far! This week has been super cheap too, ive driven a long way and only filled up diesel twice which is very cheap in Spain and ive gone to Lidl for my groceries which a) is great because i can always park there and b) is super affordable. I am now in the region of Galicia, a region i have been before whilst on the camino and the coastline is spectacular. The tiny roads leading down to them, not so much. If youre thinking of doing this too, what are you waiting for, its an amazing life, just like life should be.