Defying tarmac in Spain, day 1

G-wagon in off-tarmac transit

Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MKIII, EOS 5D mkII
Lens: Canon EF 16-35 mm. f/4.0L IS, EF 24-105 mm. f/4.0L IS, EF 70-200 mm. f/2.8 IS II

I had something like around 10 days to get from Algeciras to Barcelona, where I had a pre-planed date. And then 4 days in total to experience the city, which I had never visited before although I have been wanting to do so for quite some years now. But as the saying goes, - all good things come to those who wait. And truly it was all worth the wait.

The time schedule at hand left me with plenty of opportunities to explore south-east and eastern Spain. The plan was to try and stay off-tarmac as much as possible, - and a good friend had been kind enough to let me in on some information as to achieve this.

My expectations were not big, as I always imaged that off-roading in Southern Europe would be a very dull affair, but oh boy was I in for a nice surprise. Again lady-luck smiled me right into my face with a teasing glimpse in her beautiful eyes. Previously I preferred traveling in France over Spain, this have changed, I have been ignorant.

After exploring and having circled the Sierra Nevada, I headed north towards a collection of national parks, - and a bit after diner-time I reached the targeted region and could almost enter the national park, but I decided to sleep next to the tar under a nice collection of trees. The road did not see much use and I had a lovely evening and night. Southern Spain treated me with some nice weather too.


Location: Spain