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El Palomar

We stopped overnight at the inland Spanish village of El Palomar, en route to the sun. The village is surrounded by orange and olive groves.

Posted in - Spain, 2022 Spring, El Palomar, Valencia

Valentines Day at Cala d’Oques

Don’t trust your sat nav! This was our suggested route to the camping at Cala d’Orques. We would have got through, but without wing mirrors. We stopped overnight near Tarragona at a campsite called Cala d’Oques, or the Creek of

Posted in - Spain, 2022 Spring, Cala d’Oques, Tarragona


No, not me after a night on the town. It’s Salvador Dali, Spanish surrealist artist born here in Figueres in 1904. We moved on to spend the night in L’Estartit, in the Bay of Roses.

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Posted in - Spain, 2022 Spring, Catalonia, Figueres


We stopped off in Bordeaux for a few hours, to get a couple of bits added to the camping car and explore some old favourite places. Next stop is Figueres in Catalunya, and the Salvador Dali museum.

Posted in 2022 Spring, Bordeaux


We are now officially homeless after selling Claybottom Farm; sale completed Friday, on the ferry Sunday. We set off at 4am and drove down a deserted and misty M6. The Krays took it easy. We are towing a car for

Posted in Autumn 2016, Caen

Où est la plume de ma tante?

We left Spain a day earlier than planned, because of the forecast snow in the Pyrenees, and did a long (400 miles) run from Valencia Camper Park to Aire-sur-L’Adour, through the Somport tunnel. L’Aire sur L’Adour is a small town

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Posted in 2016 Spring, Aire-sur-L'Adour, Aquitaine, Eymet

Easter in Spain

We had a sunny final week at Los Alcázares; it got a little busier as a few Spanish pitched up for the Easter holidays. We spotted these Andalusians trotting through the shallows on the way to coffee one morning (us,

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Posted in - Spain, 2016 Spring, Los Alcázares, Murcia

Our Blood Pressures are Fine

This is our pitch at Mar Menor….Mavis is parked on the left, in a front corner next to a section of nature reserve which separates the campsite from the town of Los Alcázares. This is the boardwalk through the nature

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Posted in - Spain, 2016 Spring, Los Alcázares, Murcia

Eagle Patrol

The last week has been spent parked overlooking a beach on the Mar Menor, a large natural lagoon just to the north of Cartagena. Recommended by our friends Dave and Judy it has turned out to be one of the

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Posted in 2016 Spring, Los Alcázares, Murcia

Don’t worry about the depth charges…pass the Paella

Next stop after Marjal was Cartagena, about 60 miles south down the coast. We stayed at Area Autocaravanas Cartagena, a small and friendly site on the outskirts of the city, about 5 miles out from the harbour. 10 euros a

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Posted in - Spain, 2016 Spring, Cartagena, Murcia

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