We we’re sorry to leave Rik and Matilde. We had stayed four nights at La Camping Campiña and had eaten in their little restaurant each evening – a beer, a couple of glasses of wine, three courses for £10 each. We bought some boxes of their excellent red wine (fruity, with spicy top notes, best served on the cool side) at €2 a litre. We also bought extra virgin olive oil at €5 a litre.
We set off for our next destination near Albacete following the road past Córdoba, Andújar and then the N322 heading north east. We had put our destination into the satnav and the wretched thing kept telling us to turn around, trying to put us on the motorway when we wanted to take the more scenic route. However, as the day progressed we realised that where we stopped for lunch was closer to our destination than where we were wo hours’ later! No worries, we had a lovely drive and arrived at our destination just an hour later than planned.