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Porto Covo and Points North.

Porto Covo is a very relaxed fishing village on the Portuguese coast south of Lisbon. I love the way they place stone seats in the middle of the Main Street. There are a load of walkways running along the sandy/rocky

Posted in 2022 Spring, Foz do Arelho, Lourosa, Porto covo, Portugal

Cape St Vincent. Zambujeira. And a Dose for less than 3 euros.

We stopped off at Cape St Vincent, the SW tip of Portugal, on our way round Portugal to Zambujeira.

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Posted in 2022 Spring, Cape st Vincent, Portugal, Zambujeira

Praia da Luz and Lagos

Old Cubans. The slave market. We stopped at Orbitur Valverde, a campsite between Praia da Luz and Lagos, for a couple of nights. The next day John and Linda headed off inland to visit John’s nephew. Nia and I walked

Posted in 2022 Spring, Portugal, Praia da Luz

Faro…March 2nd

Cat Burglary at the Cathedral, Sardines on the beach, impertinent cranes, …Faro has it all. We stopped for a couple of nights at Faro, capital of the Algarve, on the south coast of Portugal.

Posted in 2022 Spring, Faro, Portugal

Vila Real de Santo Antonio. February 28th

Our first stop in Portugal, just over the Spanish border, on the shore of the Guadiana estuary.

Posted in 2022 Spring, Portugal, Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Gibraltar February 26th

Parked up on the Marina just over the border to Gibraltar, on a very blowy and wet day.

Posted in 2022 Spring, Gibraltar

Ronda, Andalucia, February 24th

Posted in - Spain, 2022 Spring, Andalucia, Ronda

Puerto de La Duquesa February 20th

We moved down to Camping la Bella Vista, a few km to the east of Gibraltar, to meet up with Kate and Alastair again. There are some very good restaurants here. Poor old Romeo needs some TLC.

Posted in - Spain, 2013 Spring, 2022 Spring, Andalucia, Manilva


This is an old windmill at Carboneras, a Spanish coastal town in the Cabo de Gâta natural park, where we stopped overnight on the way South. There is a nice be-palmed cycle track. We cycled out to the west of

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Posted in - Spain, 2022 Spring, Almeria, Carboneras

Marjal Costa Blanca

Elvis, Robot waiters, Flamingos…It’s all here… The Alannia resort at Crevillent is not to everyone’s taste; it’s very big, maybe 500-1000 pitches, and well provided with stuff to do; heated swimming pool, sauna, pétanque, Padel (like tennnis but slightly smaller

Posted in - Spain, 2022 Spring, Catrall, Valencia

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