Sevilla was next. Once a Roman port, it became the capital of the Muslim invaders in the 12th century. It then returned to Spanish rule and had a monopoly on trade with the colonies in
In Mérida we gaped at Roman ruins en masse. Then we wild-camped on a hill among beautiful olive trees.
We drove into
Dune de Pilats is
In Arcachon we found a lovely shack on the beach where they served fresh oysters.
In St Emilion we wild-camped in a vineyard and tasted the sour grapes (and the lovely wine).
We returned to
All in all we had driven 12,000 km through 14 countries. It was a great trip indeed!