Monthly Archives: November 2012

Honfleur. In the footsteps of Henri Vth

Friday November 23rd. We are at the Aire in Honfleur; Henry V spent some time here in 1415, (not at the Aire…… he was besieging the city) en route to Agincourt, but we were still made welcome and had a

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Château Chante L’Oiseau

The new part for our essuie-glaces was delayed, so we diverted to a French Passion to the South of Bordeaux… of the vinyards where you can park up amongst the vines for free, as long as you taste some of

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Bordeaux….Les Girondins

We set off from Capbreton, aiming to stay at an aire on the Gironde, but diverted to Camping Beau Soleil in Bordeaux when the windscreens wipers (essuie-glaces as I now know them to be) packed in, and we needed a

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Saturday 17th November. We set off early (ish) from the Hendaye aire and had breakfast and a walk on this cliff top about 5 miles up the road. It is a leisurely drive of about 30 miles then, through Biarritz,

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Colin’s Blog – In the Doghouse

I have been a bit poorly, I have had a bad tummy and was feeling very sorry for myself. I was lying on my back with my feet in the air doing my best to look ‘hangdog’, when I heard

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Friday 16th November. We drove from Navarete via Pamplona, to Hendaye Plage, a small French coastal town just over the border from Spain. It was another stunning journey, through gorges lined with golden trees. We had lunch near this wood,

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Aranjuez to Navarrete

C’mon guys….only one entrant for the statue caption competition so far  (it was a good entry ….and is in the running for the prize….a bottle of genuine Spanish Cava…)…get your thinking caps on. Today we drove 364 km North to

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Aranjuez is 50 km South of Madrid, and previously the spring retreat for the Spanish royal family. We arrived here yesterday November 13th (after a couple of supermarket stops to invest in some christmas cava), and set out for a

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Despeñaperros…moving North.

After Nia’s TV appearance….there have been TV series suggestions and autograph requests…we had a quiet day and drove 100 k or so North to Camping Despeñaperros, a good stopover site near Santa Elena. It is next to a National Park

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Nia on national TV

Monday 12th November. We set off at 10 am from Camping Las Lomas, and took the road up to the ski resort of Sierra Nevada. The resort is over 2000 meters high (6990 feet on Nia’s iPhone) ….somewhat over Ben

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November 2012