Maggie and I have noticed that when Spaniards stray far from tarmac or pavement they seem to need long sticks to help them walk. A bit of a stroll along a woodland path requires an extensive and expensive array of technical walking equipment
I presume this is why so many Spaniards need to double park their cars, park on zebra crossings and across the angles of a junctions. They park as close as they can to their destination because they have forgotten their walking equipment! It's just too risky to go walking everywhere, willy nilly, without the appropriate gear. This close parking minimises the dangers inherent in unsafe walking techniques.