We’ve got three weeks left before we have to catch the ferry home from Dieppe to Newhaven.We’ve worked a route out travelling through the interior of Spain to the Northern coast of Spain to San Sebastian. then up the west coast of France. We’ve had great time in Portugal we would like to stay longer but we have to make our way slowly back home. We’re in Isle de Cristina just over the border in Spain. The weather is improving its 20 ° today and forecast to stay good for the next 10 days ☀️. Ayamonte is a beautiful little … Continue reading A journey through the interior of Spain from Seville to Zaragoza and on to San Sebastian. Blog five.
We booked in for three nights in Vila Real de Santo Antonio on the Guadiana River which is the border between Portugal and Spain, we where in Portugal looking over the river to Spain on an aire, which is only 5 euros a night + 1 euro tourist tax a great facility for motorhomes thank you to Santo Antonio. The population is 20,000 the main industries fishing for Tuna and sardines, and of course tourism. The Antonioe Marsh Natural reserve is home to lots of marine birds mallards, flamingos terns, storks, dunlins and spoonbills Marsh land and woodlands and the … Continue reading Twelve days in Portugal on the Algarve.
We have been staying in Torre De Benagalbon near Malaga for six weeks, we stayed two weeks longer then we planned because the weather was not so good in Portugal where we planed to go, so we’re going later. The locals say it’s been the coldest winter for a long time, although it’s been between 14 & 18 degrees to us from northern Europe it’s not to bad. Portugal on west coast of the Atlantic ocean it’s been even colder. We’ve a had a lovely time we stayed on a small campsite only 35 camper vans including all facilities at … Continue reading Moving on to the mountains of Spain then Portugal. Blog three 25 02 23
This is the busiest time of year for camp-sites in southern Spain, all the campsites are full. Glad we booked in last November. Our site is having to turn away ten or twelve mortorhomes every day its the same all over the Costa del sol. So we’re staying here an extra two weeks, six weeks in total. The Spanish government has cracked down on wild camping lot’s of signes saying no over night parking for mortorhomes on carparks, beaches and waste land. Which is a shame because we like to wild camp some times. Our first day out after being … Continue reading Living in Spain on the Costa del sol, blog two. January February busy.
We had a lovely Christmas and new year with our family and friends, we had Christmas Dinner at our Daughters home with the our grandchildren and boxing day at our sons house with more grandchildren, we had a fabulous time, no cooking lol. 🤣. Thank you Rachel and Dave, James and Emma. But now it’s time to think about our holiday in southern Spain. We’ve got a ferry booked on the fourth of January sailing out of Newhaven to Dieppe in France in our motorhome. It took us two days to pack our van with things we need for the … Continue reading Our 2023 Journey to the winter sunshine ☀️Blog One
We had to leave our precious broken down motorhome in southern Spain. That was hard to do, we have a lot of gear in our van but we couldn’t take it all so we just took clothes and valuable items and essentials. We’re leaving the van at a garage with a lockup yard in Gandia in Spain. Our van will be transported back to our garage in Hull and arrive on the 28th of April two weeks after we get home We travelled home in two hirecars, two trains 4 taxis and stayed in four hotels we did around about … Continue reading Blog 11, After nearly 3 months in Spain we’re back home in the east riding of Yorkshire.
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.