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.
We had a great time at Neptune’s Staircase, We spent the night there near Fort William with a commanding view of Ben Nevis, the largest mountain in the UK 1345 metres high, there is a tourist route up the mountain but we decided not to climb up because I forgot my grappling irons ☹. Moving south down the west coast passing by Loch Linnhe, Stalker Castle, the lovely town of Oban the west coast of Scotland is gorgeous, but we’re moving inland to Ardcastle Forest where we can stay the night thanks to the forestry commission. We drove half a … Continue reading Moving south to Ardcastle forest, down to the Mull of kintyre, Campbeltown, a ferry to Ardrossan in beautiful Ayrshire.
Kinlochbervie Glad we stayed at Kinlochbervie for two days it started to rain and didn’t stop for 24 hours. We’ve been lucky enough with the weather up to now, the temperature has been between 11 to 16° with a few days of rain this is the worst weather we’ve had so we mustn’t grumble. Kinlochbervie is the most northerly port on the west coast of Scotland. The majority of local industry is based on fishing, The town has a large fish handling depot, many ships from the west and east coast land their catches in Kinlochbervie. Refrigerated lorries deliver frozen … Continue reading around the corner to the North Coast of Scotland, down the east coast still following the NC500 to Inverness, then we move inland.
Something happens when your travelling you start to get excited, well we do. We set off at 10 am heading along the windy Scottish border roads towards Edinburgh. We picked up the Edinburgh ring road then the M8 to Glasgow, an urban motorway through Glasgow over the river Clyde on the Erskine Bridge. Then we dropped down into Dumbarton for fuel and groceries at Asda. We’ve got 25 miles to go to our overnight parking along Loch Lomond. What a great place to park for the night. Parking for motorhomes and cars, were we can dump wastewater and fill-up with … Continue reading We journeyed on to Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Fort William, Skye and Kyle, of Lockaish, Ullapool, Lochinver, Scourie and Kinlochbervie.
It’s been a long time since we have been travelling in our van, corvid 19 has kept us isolated at home. But we’ve been busy overhauling our van over the last year, the tyres have been wearing out on one side especially the near side front of the van which was making the offside front and near side back run out of track also. Trying to find a company in Hull to fix it was impossible. So I asked around at some commercial garages and they said it’s so expensive to buy the equipment so they subcontract all the wheel … Continue reading Heading north to John o’ Groats via Northumberland the Scottish Borders, the Island of Skye and the Highlands.
Covid 19 has gone on longer then expected. We’ve not been on holiday this year we parked our motorhome up for the full year 2020. England has had two lock downs this year and we’re on our second one now, when will it end. Good news today a vaccine is possible by the end of the year hooray! Hope all goes well. We didn’t fancy going to Europe in a covid pandemic so we stayed at home. Although some of our motorhome friends have gone over to Europe and have been ok, but have been restricted on travelling quite a … Continue reading No travelling in this pandemic..