France, Spain and Portugal but a different route blog five.

We’re still in Tarifa parked up on the sand dunes. Last year we met Jose and his friends, we have kept in touch through Facebook over the year, and we’re meeting up with them tonight. Jose he lives in Ubrique a village in the mountains 140 kms away, and he works as a Ambulance driver. He comes to Tarifa all year round to do kite boarding. Great to meet Jose again. Jose invited us to a party with his friends on the sand dunes. We had fantastic night I took my guitar and played some music, we drank wine, beer and whisky and ate some lovely Spanish food.

Jose and his dog Punto.

It was a wild night didn’t get to bed till gone 2 pm. Thanks to Jose and friends for making us so welcome, πŸ‘πŸŽΆπŸ˜ŽπŸ™‚πŸΊwe had a fantastic time.xx

Plenty going on around these sand dunes, 4 beach bar our favourite is the Afrikana which had live music on nearly every night.

I got a text from Jose inviting us to a picnic on Sunday afternoon. Just up the beach about 1k. It was a beautiful place just off the beach under some trees in a shaded area, which was nice because it was 35Β°πŸ₯΅πŸ˜Ž

Parrots like picnics to.🦜

Jose and his girlfriend Maria and Maria’s father.πŸ™‚

Thankyou so much Jose for inviting us to your picnic, we had a fantastic time meeting all your friends. You and your friends made us so welcome. Hope to meet up again soon. 😘xx

Sunset on Tarifa beach a fantastic place.We’ll be back.πŸŒ…πŸ˜Ž

We’re moving on to Portugal, but first two more stops in Spain. Next up Jerez de la Frontera. Jerez means Sherry, and it’s on the Sherry triangle with Cadiz and Seville. Jerez as over 20 sherry tasting bodega-cellars, Jerez as a 11th century fortress and a Catedral de San Salvador and some fantastic architecture.

We arrived at our aire, and were given a glass of Sherry a very nice welcome. And the owner told us were the best tapas bar was in Jerez.πŸ‘ The aire is 4 kms from the city centre with some good cycling lanes, so we got our bikes out. And went into town looking for Tabanco Las Banderillas tapas bar.

We found it just off the main square down a narrow lane. A very authentic tapas bar with a bull fighting theme.

The food was fantastic and plenty of it, washed down with some local beer. We sat at the bar with all the local people, it was a great atmosphere. All for €22 πŸ‘πŸ€—.We had a cycle around the town lots of history, a beautiful city

Pat was looking for a post box. And found it in a Lion’s head πŸ™‚

Plenty to see and do Jerez.

Our next stop in Spain will be right next to the border with Portugal, a place called Isla Cristina. We just stayed one night we had a lovely day cycling around the seaside town. Isla Cristina is one of Spain’s busiest fishing ports and is on the Costa de la Lux. The Marshes of Isla Cristina are a nature reserve with lots of bird’s and other wild life. And beautiful beaches.

Next up we’re going into Portugal to an aire we’v been told we should visit. Mikki’s places, is run by two artists and as got pottery, paintings, plants and animals all over the campsite. The site as places for 120 motorhome 40 them live there permanently. Mikki’s Place is fully booked up for the winter, with people form northern Europe escaping the winter. It as a bar a restaurant and a swimming pool, and if you book for 3 months it’s about €8 a night with electric and wyfi. If your a hippy you’ll love it. Very interesting. πŸ€—

We went in the bar on the night and met one Scotch man an English couple an American couple and a Dutch lady. All of them staying long term, and all enjoying the lifestyle. A very interesting place to live. We stayed 3 days and had a great time. All of the artworks where for sale at Mikki’s Places πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž.

That’s all for now, we’re moving along the Algarve to places we’ve not been before.

Thanks for reading please give us a comment, let us know what you thinkπŸ™‚Derek and Pat. Xxx.

2 thoughts on “France, Spain and Portugal but a different route blog five.

  1. Hi to you both, Omg! I love reading your blogg Derek and the photo’s are amazing. How lovely when people make you feel so welcome. Lots of food, music and singing, I bet it’s wonderful. Love the llama, have a great time in Portugal take care lots of love. Babs xxxx

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