If I have said it once, I have said it seventy-three times; travelling experiences alternate between breathlessly exhilarating and gut-clenchingly difficult.
After travelling down from Basque Country into Spain, we drove through Salamanca and down to Seville. We stopped here for awhile to visit friends, but might have to stay a little longer than expected as there are some issues troubling the van at the moment.
The solar panels have stopped working, or perhaps they are just not connecting to the battery. Disconnected the panels for now while we are troubleshooting, there should be three lights across board. Currently there are no lights when the wires are in.
Found some secret condensation that turned some clothes mouldy! Took a minute to have a little freak out, then broke out the Dettol, bleach and clove oil.
Then the toilet came loose from its brackets – some simple re-screwing needed.
Fortunately we have chosen a very beautiful city to break down in! Amazing history, architecture, ceramics and food.
Figuring out the solar system is a frustrating drawn out process with some difficulties due to our limited Spanish.
Happily, some problems like the toilet, and mound have been easy to fix so we can celebrate these little victories. I also feel grateful when it all gets too much we can put down the instruction sets and check out an impressive monument or picturesque palace for the afternoon.