Ireland, France and Spain 2020 blog. Travelling plans cancelled.

Year three of our travels have had to be cancelled. We were planning to get a ferry to Ireland from Holyhead to Dublin for three weeks, then over to France from Rosslare to Cherbourg down to the south of France and Spain for six months or more. But this pandemic has put the block on it. Things are not looking good in Ireland or Europe So we’re staying put. All the musical things I do and Filey folk festival where I run a stage at the Station inn have been cancelled, so things have gone tits up this year. We’v … Continue reading Ireland, France and Spain 2020 blog. Travelling plans cancelled.

France, Spain and Portugal. Blog Ten. We’re heading home.

Twelve days to go on our fantastic journey, one more stop in France then on to Luxembourg, Germany and Belgium.We had 3 days in Corgirnon in France so peaceful not many people about, we did lots of walking in the Woodlands. Off to our last stop in France, Millery just north of Nance. A small village along side The Moselle river. Millery just for an overnight stop a lovely village with a fresh bread making machine that was handy. We’re off to Germany now but we’re stoping off at Luxembourg for fuel €1.11 a litre in Luxembourg in France it’s … Continue reading France, Spain and Portugal. Blog Ten. We’re heading home.

France, Spain and Portugal blog nine.

ROCAMADOUR Welcome to blog nine. The weather has changed, our last night in Anglet it rained all night, that’s the first rain we’ve had since we arrived in Europe on June 27th. So we looked at our weather app, rain was forecast for the next 5 days all along the west coast of France. We decided to go inland north east across France, where the weather looks a bit better. First stop Cadillac Wine is the main attraction of the town, there are several wine estates around the town where you can taste, buy and enjoy. Cadillac dates back to … Continue reading France, Spain and Portugal blog nine.

France Spain and Portugal blog eight. The final part of northern Spain.

Northern Spain coast is a sequence of steep cliffs, beautiful beaches, small fishing villages and mountains that rise to over 2000m. We went to some of these mountain villages in our van, a fantastic drive up steep mountain roads with hair pin bends. And the stone built mountain villages are So beautiful, cut off from the rest of Spain by the majestic heights of the mountains. Northern Spain also has some lovely holiday resorts which we will be visiting. We left Foz following the wild rugged coast to Tapia de Casariego. We were here last year. A small village resort … Continue reading France Spain and Portugal blog eight. The final part of northern Spain.

France Spain and Portugal continues. Blog seven north western Spain.

Blog number seven, welcome.We had a over night stop at Pontevedra our first stop in northern Spain as we mentioned in blog six. We’re now moving up to the north western corner of Spain, Galicia known as Green Spain, a lot more chance of rain here.We where coming here last year, but the weather was terrible so we missed this north western part out, and headed south for some good weather.We really want to visit Galicia, so we’re going what every the weather this year. Galicia is so different from the rest of Spain it has a unique culture and … Continue reading France Spain and Portugal continues. Blog seven north western Spain.

France Spain and Portugal. The Algarve and West Coast. Blog six.

We’re having a fantastic time travelling in Europe. Mikki’s places was a great place to stay, and we met some lovely people of different nationalities. (see blog five to see more about Mikki’s) Welcome to blog six. We’re travelling along the Algarve and going to have a look around Albufeira. It’s one of the biggest resorts on the Algarve. We drove in to Albufeira right down to the sea front it was very steep and narrow, the beach was packed it took us about 20 minutes get down and 20 minutes to get back up. Cars every where and the … Continue reading France Spain and Portugal. The Algarve and West Coast. Blog six.

France Spain and Portugal but a different route.Blog four.

Hi blog four coming up. We decided to stay in Malaga two more days because we like it so much. We think Malaga is one of the best resorts on the Costa del Sol. It’s The provincial capital of Andalusia. A gothic cathedral which is surrounded by narrow streets with lots of modern bars and shops, and a 11th century Gibralfaro Castle sits above this beautiful old town area. Malaga also as modern harbour which as been rebuilt, cruise lines come and go every day. A fantastic beach and lots of cycling tracks which we made good uses of . … Continue reading France Spain and Portugal but a different route.Blog four.

France Spain and Portugal blog 3. But a different route.

France Spain and Portugal but a different route. Blog three.It’s been a long time since blog two, time flies when having fun. We’v moved in to Spain through the De Bielsa tunnel it’s a one way tunnel we had to wait 10 minutes for the other side traffic to come through, then a ten minutes ride through over the border from France into Spain while in the tunnel. The country side looks the same in Spain but the building look different and a lot more colourful. Well we’v had a great time in France the weathers been great it started … Continue reading France Spain and Portugal blog 3. But a different route.

France, Spain and Portugal mk two. Blog two. 8th July 2019.

We’ve spent 3 days in Camaret sur mer. Lovely little fishing village, on the last night went out and had some cocktails and beer πŸΊπŸ‘. We got a text message from Les and Linda Dobbs. Who are in France on holiday in their van, so we’v arranged to meet up with them in a couple of days. But first we’re going to Theix Noyalo a village 150 km south. just off the west coast.Just one night here, I went for a bike ride and left Pat to do some sunbathing, and bit of hand washing lol 😁 around the van. … Continue reading France, Spain and Portugal mk two. Blog two. 8th July 2019.

France, Spain and Portugal mark 2, June 27th 2019. Blog 1.

We are off on our travels again to France Spain and Portugal, but a different route. We’v service the van and filled it full of clothes, food, tools and everything we can think of, but we’ll have forgotten something no doubt. 4 am on the 27th June we set off for Portsmouth, to catch the 2 pm ferry to Ouistreham in Normandy. We left Portsmouth harbour on a lovely sunny day we sat on the deck watching the boats and super super yachts and Isle of Wight pass by with a drink as you do. When we got past the … Continue reading France, Spain and Portugal mark 2, June 27th 2019. Blog 1.

France Spain and Portugal blog fifteen. Home safe and sound.

We’re in Argeles sur Mer France. This is the last leg of our journey homeward bound. We spent 3 days here, we enjoyed Argeles but it was a bit chilly and rainy. Camping is very popular here lot’s of campsites but they’re all shut, as are most of the restaurant’s and bars. We parked for free on the marina. We went for a bike ride the place is completely dead. I’m sure it a lot nicer in summer, but we had a lovely view the Pyrenees mountains with snow on them. We decided it was time to move on we … Continue reading France Spain and Portugal blog fifteen. Home safe and sound.

France Spain and Portugal blog fourteen.

Where still parked up in Valencia Camper park. Rained all day yesterday. The lower part of the campsite was flooded. luckily we where in the highest part of the site so we where ok just😢. A river of rain running past our van πŸ€”. Next day the weather improved so we’re off to Valencia on the train. Just 12km to Valencia on the train 4€ return each, public transport is very reasonable in Spain. Valencia is Spain’s third largest city after Madrid and Barcelona. Valencia has great lively feel to it with some great modern-day building. lots of tapas cafe’s … Continue reading France Spain and Portugal blog fourteen.