Aha! We were right. Another day of holes, as R´s back tyre gave up the ghost 10km out of Valdepeñas. The root cause of the many punctures appeared to be that there was more hole than outer tyre. Go back to Valdepeñas. Go Directly Back to Valdepeñas. Do Not Collect €200.
However, our luck changed for the better, with the rapid discovery of a bicycle repair shop (which all seem to be linked to moped stores) who had a spare tyre in stock. How many have you got - we´ll take 'em all. So, now we have rock-hard new tyres and a spare folded into R's front spokes - ooh, hypnotising shadows.
Our luck held out at Villanueva de la Fuente. Despite the army having commandeered every room at the inn, the kindly owner of the local casa rurale (closed for the season) allowed us to pitch the tent on their lawn. Our first experience of rough camping turned out to be pretty smooth.
Day 83.3km (Total 802.6km)