Hi Blog number 7. We’v been here at Peniche and Consolacao pedra Mar for 9 days. The weather’s been hot 39° for the last three days but it’s cooling down now so we’re off to Lisbon the capital of Portugal. Its only 65 km to Lisbon and we picked out a campsite just on the outskirts of Lisbon. It’s a big site and expensive €35 for one night🙄. But it’s secure and thats what we wanted in a big city. And public transport just out side the gate. I think I mentioned in the last blog that the roads are … Continue reading Blog 7 France, Spain and Portugal. 05/08/18.
We’v had a great experience in Northern Spain. But we’re now going to Portugal for two or three weeks. We’v picked out a place to stay Viana do Castelo from our Lonely planet book it looks interesting so off we went. First thing we noticed as we drove into Portugal were the roads are in bad need of repair pothole after pothole. We arrived after a 2 hours drive. Viana do Castelo is split in two by the river Lime, we were on the south side next to a three miles of beach. We parked on the sand dunes on … Continue reading France, Spain and Portugal blog number 6. 24/07/2018
On our bikes this morning, going to the Salburua the green nature area. It’s only 5 km from Vitoria Gasteiz centre. It consists of forests, lakes and swamp with wooden pathways over the water so the wild life is not disturbed. A fantastic place to go on our bikes. What a great place, we did 20 km on our bike’s so we stop off for a drink on the way back €4 for two pints 🤩. That night we had another thunderstorm with hailstones as big as marbles banging on the roof of the van. We were worried about the … Continue reading France Spain and Portugal blog number 5. On our bikes. 15/07/18
Hi, we’re still in Contis La Plage. It’s a really cool place so staying here 2 more days. We went down the beach in the afternoon the beaches are so good down the west coast of France. We went in the sea twice the waves are so big great fun, and the sea is so warm. Contis is a big surfing resort with surf bars and surf board shops. Only a small place but lively. We went in a surf bar to watch England play with great support for England from all the surfers. We had a great night with … Continue reading France, Spain and Portugal Blog 4. 3/7/18.
We had a great time at La Rochelle, but it was time to move on. We picked a place to stay out of our Camperstop Europe Book, a great book giving us 9651 places to stay in 27 countries in Europe. We picked out a small village called Saint Cesaire about 50 miles away. Unfortunately when we got there the water was cut off and the parking area was a mess. Most of the aires are very good ranging in price from free to about £10. So we looked in our Camperstop book and decided to move to Meschers sur … Continue reading Blog number 3 France Spain and Portugal. 17/6/18.
The weather was good so we had a walk around and bought some groceries and French bread 😋. Then we went in a bar which was supposed to be a British music bar. Everyone was very friendly and we met some British people who live there, an interesting afternoon. We decided to stay for one night only in Gace as we had arranged to meet up with our friends John And Pam Spencer who are on holiday for 4 weeks in there motorhome. So off we went to Doug La Fontaine, 110 miles away. The weather was not good it … Continue reading Number 2 blog, France Spain Portugal. Time to move on Friday 8th June from la Mailleraye sur Seine, it’s a lovely village and we’re sure to go again. We set off at 11:00 hours travelling though Normandy for 80 miles to a small village called Gace. We parked in front of the Town Hall (Mairie). Parking especially for motorhomes was free with all services. Thank you lord Mayor😊.
The time as finally come we’v been planning our trip for the last year. Our plan is to set of on June 4 Dover to Calais on our 6 months adventure. But first we have to get the van serviced, long term insurance for van in Europe, Medical insurance for us and break down insurance so many things to do. We said fairwell to our friends and family and set off on June 3rd from Hull to Dover. We stayed the night in Dover on the sea front with 12 other motorhome waiting for tomorrow’s ferry. We left Dover at … Continue reading France Spain Portugal blog number 1