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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

Turning Up in Roses

On Thursday we drove to Roses, a fishing and tourist centre at the north end of the bay of Roses. We are staying at Camping Salata, a pleasant but slightly pricy site in Santa Margarida, just to the south of

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Posted in - Spain, 2015 Spring, Catalonia, Roses

How Sweet it is to be Reclined

We have moved up the coast to L’Escala and are staying at Camping Illa Mateua. This is just a short hop south from L’Estartit but is just beyond easy cycling distance. As promised in the reviews the staff here are

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Posted in - Spain, 2015 Spring, Catalonia, L'Escala


On Saturday we set off at 10 am for the 11 mile bike ride to Pals, a well preserved Gothic town to the east of Girona. Our route is in red. We just retraced our steps on the homeward leg.

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Posted in - Spain, 2015 Spring, Catalonia, L'Estartit, Pals, Torroella de Montgri

Get close to the Piglet

The sun has returned and Colin was straight out there working on his tan. We saw this boy circling over one of the reserves by the campsite, from the early morning walk. Marsh Harrier? It looks a bit like the

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Posted in - Spain, 2015 Spring, Catalonia, L'Estartit

The Rain in Spain

Sunday was a bit wet and we cycled in to L’Estartit with Rosie and Tony, through the floods. A lagoon had appeared , engulfing the cycle path, where a stream which normally crossed under the cycle way had become blocked

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Posted in - Spain, 2015 Spring, Catalonia, L'Estartit

Two Cats in a Boat

We arrived here at Camping Les Medes in Cataluña, one of our favourite sites, on Wednesday and found a nice corner for Mavis next to the garden and tennis court. Thursday was still sunny, and after a quick tennis knockabout

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Posted in 2015 Spring, Catalonia, L'Estartit

L’Estartit to Narbonne Plage

We are heading home to the UK; the next few posts may only be of interest to other boring old gaffers with motorhomes who like to ramble along slowly, and like to read about stopovers and routes through France. Yesterday

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Posted in - France, - Spain, 2014 Autumn, Catalonia, L'Estartit, Languedoc-Roussillon, Narbonne Plage, RouteNorththroughFrance, Routes

Exercise Time

The boss has designated today as a cleaning day, in preparation for the trip home, so I shall have to take the torpid terriers for some exercise. There are plenty of cats to chase here, ‘tho, truth be told, Colin

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Posted in - Spain, 2014 Autumn, Catalonia

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