Another long driving leg to Valencia.  The bumbling that we did on the way down will not be the plan for the journey back north – we have visited this part of the coast before so from Valencia onwards we will make longer legs as we also head for a date in Rome (it’s about 1700 km from Valencia!)

Because Valencia is a big town, there are not any motorhome facilities in the heart of the city.  We parked at a motorhome stopover about 8km south of the main town. It was pretty basic, but just what we needed.

The first day we visited the Science park and aquarium, and the amazing architecture left us completely gobsmacked.

On the second day we went into the town proper and visited the market, the twin towers, the Cathedral (obviously!) and the old silk market/stock exchange that became known as the Cathedral of Commerce.

We also found time to cycle along the coast a few km.  It was very quiet and a little surreal as we cycled around a corner and stumbled upon a nude photoshoot among the sand dunes!