We do love southern Spain the Costa del sol (land of the sun). We’ve been here three times over the last four years, this is the first time we’ve been in winter, we just keep getting drawn back to the beautiful coast of Andalusia and the mountains of Granada. This part of Spain is the warmest on mainland Europe, a lot of northern Europeans come here to escape the north European winter can’t blame them that’s what we’re doing. The weather in January and February has been good, warm bright sunny days but it gets cool a night. This part … Continue reading Blog number 10. Two months and two weeks in Southern Spain have been amazing, then things changed.
Weather is unpredictable we have had lots of rain and wind over the last ten days, plus Orange dust mixed in with the rain making everything orange. This is the second time we’ve had orange dust storms and it’s worse than the last time. The temperature has been around 17° not two bad. But the weather has not stopped us from doing things. We went to a local market selling fruit, veg, clothes and everything but the kitchen sink very reasonable prices. We’re not letting the weather stop us from enjoying ourselves, so went for a ride on the coast … Continue reading Blog nine.The rain in Spain is pouring down + another Orange dust cloud.
The weather as changed, we’ve had rain over night and off and on all day Sunday. Next morning we woke up to an Orange dust cloud which came over from the Sahara desert turning the sky red/orange, all the streets, terraces, cars and motorhomes covered in orange dust it’s expected to spread all over Europe and into England. All the motorhomes on our site were in a right mess. The Spanish people we talked to said it was the worst they had ever seen. Especially the orange colour. So we spent the afternoon cleaning the van. The next day we … Continue reading Blog 8. The weather is a bit inclement, and we’ve had a Orange dust cloud storm.
Castell De Ferro is a lovely small town on the Mediterranean sea, a beautiful place surrounded by Mountains. We’ve settled in for a three-day rest. Not many British people here but we’ve met up with two Southern Irish people from the city of Middleton, June and Colin. The weather is nice and sunny but Cloudy at times, the temperature hovering around 16 to 18° but it’s still cool on a night. But it didn’t stop us from sitting out and having a drink, With Colin and June. Today we’re going for a ride out down the coast to Calahonda, Motril … Continue reading Blog 7. Settling down for thirty days on The Costa Tropical.
Passing through Estepona, Marbella, Fuengirola just a short visit, then Malaga Carnival for the night. When we got back to our van it was blocked in by another van, they said we’ll move it in the morning. I said no way! move it now, please. I don’t like being blocked in so they move it. There was plenty of space they just wanted to park next to a friend. I was not very popular. Am I Bovvered. 🤣🤮 Castell De Ferro. A little gem on the Mediterranean sea, costa Tropical of Granada, surrounded by mountains of Sierra Nevada. Castell De … Continue reading Blog 6 Moving up The Costa del Sol to Castell De Ferro where we are staying for a month.
We had a lovely time at Rincon, but thirty days is long enough in one place. We’re moving south down the Costa del Sol to Gibraltar, stopping at three or four places on the way. The first place we’re stopping is Malaga, yes we have been before but we like Malaga and still a lot of things we have not seen. So we parked up in Malaga for two days on municipal parking for motorhomes with some facilities free of charge, thanks to Malaga. Plus we need to do some shopping and theirs a big supermarket near by. So we … Continue reading Blog 5. Moving on down the Costa del sol ( land of the Sun ) to the Strait of Gibraltar.
We have been here in Rincon Southern Spain for thirty days, this last week it’s got warmer weather 23° and the days have got longer it’s not dark till after 7 30pm. It’s early spring in Spain a beautiful time … Continue reading Blog 4. Thirty days in Rincon De La Victoria time to move on.
Before we came to southern Spain we were a bit sceptical about the weather, thinking that we would have some cold rainy windy days, but we’ve had none of that. I’m sitting outside at the moment it’s 16 ° the sun is shining and it’s lovely sitting here writing our blog. We’re on a nice friendly site most of the people staying here have been before and say this year is colder than usual. We find the climate excellent for this time of year although it does get cold on a night from about 7 o’clock. We’ve been relaxing on-site … Continue reading Blog 3. Three weeks in Costa del Sol time flys while the sun shines.
The weather has been good, between 16 and 23 degrees daytime, at night it can get very cold. We have settled in well here in Rincon we’ve met lots of different nationalities German, Dutch, Belgium, Danish, Swiss, and a few English we’ve had some interesting conversations at the 5 o’clock club in the little on-site outside bar. Our campsite only holds 38 motorhomes and is full up, most of the sites along the Costa del sol are full of northern Europeans escaping the cold northern winter. Another reason why Spain’s campsites are so full is that no ferries are running … Continue reading Blog 2, Costa Del Sol. Summer in January / February
Getting ready for a three months adventure holiday is always the worst part of the preparation, making sure we’ve not forgotten anything filling the van with everything but the kitchen sink. We also need to prepare for covid restrictions to get into France and Spain. To get into France we need to have had two covid injections which we have on our NHS App, a declaration of intent downloaded off the French government website and a private LF Test within 24 hours of sailing. So we booked an LF Test at Boots the chemist in Ashford in Kent on the … Continue reading Blog 1. A long journey from Hull to Rincon De la Victoria in southern Spain.
Restrictions have been lifted in France, so we can travel through France to Spain for some sunshine and adventure. It’s been two years and three months since we last went travelling in Europe because of Covid 19. So on Monday, January the 17th we sailed from Dover to Calais. We travel through France into Spain 1600 miles to a small town called Rincon de la Victoria near Malaga in the south of Spain. We’ve been to this campsite before a lovely site next to the Mediterranean sea. We’ll be staying here for 28 days then moving on to do more … Continue reading Travelling to Spain for three months, new blog coming up.
Dumfries, Gretna Green, Maryport, Oxen Park, Lake Windermere, Settle, Malham and Home. Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway are a wonderful part of Scotland which surprise us. We always think of Scotland as the Highlands north of Glasgow and Edinburgh. We now realise that The Mull of Kintyre, Ayrshire and the south coast between Stranraer and Dumfries along the Solway Firth are just as stunning. It’s the forgotten part of Scotland. From the Mull of Galloway, Isle of Whithorn, Sandyhill, Kirkbean and Dumfries. We had a reason to visit Dumfries we wanted to watch England play Ukraine, somewhere we could get … Continue reading Northumberland, Scotland and England.