So it is the end of another thoroughly enjoyable European Sojourn. We stopped at a supermarket for some Navarra wine and filled up with some diesel at the incredibly low price of €0.949 (70p) per litre. I had plotted two routes to Bilbao port for the Brittany Ferries sailing to Portsmouth. One was a pretty route on smaller roads and the other was a quicker route, mainly on motorways. Unfortunately, fog me ant that there was no point in taking the pretty route. Having said that, the faster route was still pretty, the sun came out after we had passed Vitoria-Gasteiz and the temperature climbed from a minimum of 5º to a pleasant 17º by the time that we reached the port.
Despite the fact that there had been no wind at all for the past three days, it was surprisingly rough after we left the port but after a bumpy night it was much smoother as we approached Portsmouth. We were almost the last vehicle off the ship and we hit a lot of congestion on the way home, a real novelty as the roads had been empty for all of the holiday.
So back home to sort out the post, catch up with all of our friends and do some planning – where next???