15. July 2000, Murcia to Terrassa
Today is not much different from yesterday: A very hot day, driving on the motorway (Autovia) along the Spanish coast with more and more tourist cars and tourist settlements. The landscape is varied and beautiful though and as we get closer to Barcelona, it gets more and more greener. In the area around Barcelona we see some very nice forests and meadows, maybe it is the gradual change between arid, Mediterranean flora and "Western European" flora that make this area so interesting. In the evening we have a very nice dinner with Spanish and Catalanian specialties (raw cod, etc.). Terrassa is a small town outside of Barcelona, but we do not venture inside the city as time does not allow for it and all of us are very tired.
Overall 2 hour 03 minutes penalty