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.
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.
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 🤔. 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.
Blog 13 The weather’s changed. It’s got chilly on a night. The sun still shines during the day, but not has hot 19°.We’re in Benalmadena waiting for James and Mabel (our son and granddaughter) to arrive at the railway station. We have rented an apartment for the four of us, for seven days holiday away from the van. We are parking the van out side the apartment where we can see it from the apartment balcony, best we can do, the apartment car park was full. Then we spent an 2 hours taking everything valuable out of the van in … Continue reading Sun,sea,sand and rain. France Spain and Portugal blog thirteen .
We had a fantastic time at Sierra Nevada. But it’s Time to move on. We’v decided to stay in the mountains and visit some of the lovely white painted Spanish Villages. First off Archidona about 80 km away, a working village off the tourist route. Archidona was made a city in 1901with only 8858 population, and is now a historic artistic site. A beautiful city. We celebrated Pats Birthday in style 😊.x Pats Birthday drink 😊xxx Pats birthday breakfast 🤗 Happy birthday Pat. Next up we’re going to Olvera it’s about 80km over the mountains, the roads where narrow with … Continue reading France Spain and Portugal. Blog eleven.
We’v done so much this last 3 weeks time flys by. I’m a bit late with blog 10. We are in Rota Spain on the Atlantic ocean coast Costa de la Lux. Rota is a small seaside resort mostly Spanish people on holiday. We found a great place to stay near the beach and it was free. So we settled in for 5 days. Rota is the home of the Spanish navy in a joint venture with the U.S navy open in 1955. And gives lots of local employment along with fishing, agriculture and tourism. We chilled out on the … Continue reading France Spain and Portugal blog Ten 04/09/18.
Here we go again blog 9. We’re moving on been in Faro 5 days the capital of the Algarve. Next stop Tavira. Tavira is one of the Algarves most attractive town’s. It’s built around the Rio Gilao. We parked near the fresh meat, fish and vegetables market. We needed some food so that was our first job. What a fantastic market it is, every thing we needed on the fresh food side and very cheap. We got a chicken for €2.80 and good size . It’s very cheap to live in Portugal food in supermarkets, drinks in bars and eating … Continue reading Blog Nine France Spain and Portugal. 25/08/2018.