After spending several months in the sun on the Canary Islands, the rain finally washed all the dust off my van when I arrived in Cádiz.
The ferry ride was quite long and exhausting, so I decided to stay at the beach front of Cádiz for a couple of days to relax and hangout with one of my co-workers living in the area.
Exploring the Spanish inland
There was no time pressure, so I cruised relaxed through the Spanish inland headed to Madrid where I wanted to meet some friends. After spending so much time at the sea, I really enjoyed Pantano de Proserpina, a freshwater lake in the area of Mérida.
The weather was nice and the area very quiet, so I decided to stay at the lake to work and relax.
After driving about 150km north, I settled near the convent of Belvis De Monroy.
Looking south, the elevation offered a nice view on embalse de Valdecañas.
When looking west, the setting sun lightened the religious statue.
There was a spacious and quite picnic area where I worked and relaxed.
Visiting friends in Madrid
A few days later, I arrived at the Spanish capitol where I stayed at Casa de Campo,
and near Zona Verde de El Capricho.
After spending a couple of joyful days with my friends in Madrid, I continued my journey headed to Catalonia.