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Old 17th October 2020, 08:28   #1
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Not so much of a "was it you".

we will be driving a white gold Tourer to Spain via PLymouth from Edinburgh. Look out for us and toot.
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Good luck and enjoy your trip.
My wife and I just completed a 1200 mile round trip between Edinburgh and Somerset (Watchet) and never saw any other 75ís, it was weird
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Not so much of a "was it you".

we will be driving a white gold Tourer to Spain via PLymouth from Edinburgh. Look out for us and toot.
Hi, where in Spain are you headed for?

I'm interested in driving to Torrevieja myself, probably early next year though.
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Iíve done this trip many times in all my 75s/ZTs. There are good chips in the transport stop at Reinosa, an hour out of Santander! Donít take the route through the hills from there but head down to the A-231 to get to Burgos. Buy wine at Aranda del Duero - itís fantastic, Milagros is beautiful, stop at the services at junction 107 to give the car a breather before climbing the Somosierra mountains north of Madrid. Use your sat nav to get around Madrid - mistakes can be made... thereís only one bit of toll road the whole trip. If youíre heading towards Murcia or Alicante, thereís a good services at Tarancon but wait for the third one thatís over the border into Castile-La Mancha. Pay attention to the lanes around Albacete...
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Similarly I have done many trips down through Spain to the Algarve. Speaking from an unfortunate experience my tip would be to keep aware when stopping at motorway service areas.
About 4 years ago we stopped for a comfort break in the basque region, parked right next to the cafeteria, nipped in to the toilets, came out and found front n/s tyre flat.
Pulled a few yards across the car park for space to change wheel when an over friendly guy came over whilst we were emptying the boot insisting that his mechanic at the depot he was pointing to on the other side of the motorway could help with the tyre. I got a bit frustrated with his insistence, not requiring help to change a wheel. We soon discovered the reason for his close attention his accomplice had taken my wife's two handbags from the passenger footwell while we were distracted. Of course i subsequently discovered that my front tyre had been stanley knifed through the side wall.
The police told us that distraction crime is not uncommon on service areas. We have subsequently heard of other similar distraction methods so the moral of my story is if anyone approaches for whatever reason stop, check, be aware that their intentions may not be honourable. Having said that ,lesson learned and I can't wait to get back on spanish roads again.
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To be fair, that can happen anywhere...
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