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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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We are in Camping Las Lomas, a site about 15 km East of Granada, in the Sierra Nevada, at just over 1000 metres. It rained at our level last night (Jim will be pleased to hear), and we have snow

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