Chapter 2-Bikepacking the Altravesur-San Fernando to Conil
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Cycling out of Calle Real, San Fernando, my destination was Chiclana de la Frontera. After the urban area is an expanse of marshy wetland, alongside it, a gravel road. With the wetland to my right and a railway track and motorway to my left, the very windy ride was pleasant enough.
I got lost in the narrow streets of Chiclana, by the time I’d got back on track the sun was starting to go down, I didn’t want to wild camp, so asked a cyclist if there was camping nearby, he sent me to La Rana Verde campsite. On arriving I was surprised it was still manned, Jesus was really friendly, he is learning English, so keen to practice on me! He'd only been learning three years, and was very good.
And there I camped, a rather inauspicious first bikepacking camp night! There was the usual facilities; toilets, showers, water etc but this also had electricity in the pitch, so that was useful! And at 8.70 euros a night was quite reasonable.
Wednesday night was a very windy night, it’s essential to set-up my long thin one-man tent with the thin end pointing towards the wind, I did this, then the wind direction shifted a bit, but still it coped well with the conditions.