The good news is we didn't get blown away last night. But blow it really did, as well as torrential rain. When we did rise this morning it was nice and sunny. However the wind was still strong and has stayed that way all day making the days driving and cooking and sightseeing all difficult. But what can you do? So Jac had a refreshing dip in the ocean then a cold beach shower to get things started. We did our best to cook then off we went. We left the beach and began the climb up through the mountains and into the Sierra Nevada. As we climbed, the peaks in front were snow capped. Behind us was the mediterranean and we were driving through arid desert. Pretty amazing. Apparently here you can snowboard in the morning and surf in the arvo and you can see why. White villages dotted the hillside and once again the landscape changed dramatically throughout the drive. Often many times within a couple of k's. One constant though were the hothouses. This whole area seems to be Spain's food bowl. I'm not talking about 10's or 100's, there are thousands upon thousands. And not small, these things are massive 100's of metres squared. The ones we could see in were growing tomatoes & corn, but no doubt plenty more crops were tucked away in the others. We drove to a place called Alpujarras before heading back to the coast. We stopped at Vicar to replenish supplies and grab a couple more butane cartridges for the stove. Then we headed into the national park Cabo de Gata. Once again very rocky and mostly desert. It looks like the deserts you see on TV in America. In fact a lot of westerns have been filmed out here. Not wanting to make the mistake of the previous few nights we found a van park in San Jose by 5pm. We need hot showers and washing done so it was time to camp in civilization. Although at €25, which is close to what we pay in hotels, it may be the only one. We are camped under gum trees, and after taking a photo it really does look like oz. With this wind I am glad we are not in a tent. But at least the day is warm, in the 20's, and here the showers are hot. Our clothes are clean and our bellies are full. A bourbon has been poured and it's only 7.30pm. Now if this wind would disappear then it would be almost perfect. Not really €25 perfect, but pretty close.