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Vendôme….The Last Post, and Caption Competition.

We are on the aire at Honfleur, in a gale, two days away from the ferry back to Dover. So this is likely to be the last post of the trip. We have come via Vendôme, a lovely town on

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Posted in - France, 2013 Autumn, Centre, Vendôme

Rocamadour

We drove North to the Dordogne, on Thursday. This is Rocamadour, an amazing village and church built in to the side of a limestone gorge in the Eastern Dordogne. We parked Mavis at the top of the gorge, close to

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Posted in - France, 2013 Autumn, Midi-Pyrénées, Rocamadour

Andorra

We crossed the Spanish border with Andorra on Wednesday the 30th of October. Andorra is a tiny principality high in the Pyrenees. Luckily the police were looking the other way when we drove through….we weren’t stopped. Approaching the Pyrenees. Nia

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Posted in - France, 2013 Autumn, Andorra, Ax-les-Thermes, Midi-Pyrénées

Nia’s Birthday Lunch

Thank you very much to our good friends Bob, Sandra and Karen for my lovely birthday lunch at Cabo de Gata (this is an out of order post). This is Bob’s delicious signature dish…tomatoes with feta cheese, basil and garlic

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Posted in 2013 Autumn

On the Road…La Seu D’Urgell

We set off from Navajas at 8 am, took the A7 and AP7 up the coast to Tortosa and then turned inland and followed the River Ebre up to Flix. Rio Ebre Coffee break en route to Flix. Then up

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Posted in - Spain, 2013 Autumn, Catalonia, La Seu d'Urgell

Cabo de Gata to Navajas

We set off back towards the UK today, with a great Cabo de Gata sunrise to see us off. We stopped for lunch somewhere near Jumilla, next to an olive orchard, the trees laden with fruit. and passed by the

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Posted in - Spain, 2013 Autumn, Navajas, Valencia

Cabo de Gata…Fellow Campers and Other Wild Life

We had a “Menu del Dia” at Antonio’s restaurant, a short cycle ride from the campsite, on Wednesday. Antonio is the guy on my right…his wife cooked the most amazing paella….worth travelling to the South of Spain for that alone.

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Posted in - Spain, 2013 Autumn, Andalucia, Cabo de Gata

Cabo de Gata…Low flying flamingos

We are in Cabo de Gata, a national park in Southern Spain, chilling in temperatures of over 30 deg C most days. The campsite is about a mile from the village of Cabo de Gata, a short bike ride along

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Posted in - Spain, 2013 Autumn, Andalucia, Cabo de Gata

Overnight in Oliva. The fish are safe.

Camping Rio-Mar, near Oliva,  was a brief halt on the way to Cabo de Gata. It is a small and friendly site, and some high-level shoehorning was needed to fit Mavis in. We ate in the site restaurant, over ordered

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Posted in - Spain, 2013 Autumn, Oliva, Valencia

Peixet de Bou? Eels on toast anyone?

Heading South This is L’Ampolla, a small fishing village about 40 miles south-west of Barcelona, on the mediterranean coast, just above the river Ebro delta. L’Ampolla was of strategic importance in the Spanish civil war; this is a pillbox from

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Posted in - Spain, 2013 Autumn, Catalonia, L'Ampolla

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