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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

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

Seagulls Flying Backwards Today

After a great Christmas we are the road again. Storm Imogen chased us down the M6 and over the channel. Penny’s favourite seat….best used when I’m not driving. We stopped at Port Solent en route…masses of free motorhome parking…to give

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Posted in - France, - United Kingdom, 2016 Spring, Caen, Lower Normandy, Portsmouth

Blood Moon and Basque Tarts

I was a bit concerned that Colin (or maybe even Nia) would turn in to a werewolf last night, with the supermoon eclipse but all is well this morning…I have checked N’s palms for hair… no more than usual. This

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Posted in Aquitaine, Autumn 2015, Biscarrosse, Navarosse

Port Chantecoq….Lac du Der

After Pont du Mousson we headed west and parked in an aire at Port Chantecoq, next to a wild flower meadow. Over the dam in the background is the huge man-made Lake called Lac du Der. The lake is in

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Posted in - France, Champagne-Ardenne, May/June 2015, Port Chantecoq

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

Anyone for Tennis?

Having visited the cut price sports shop at Benicarlo (two rackets, two balls…€17) we decided to christen the rackets on the astroturfed tennis court here at Ribamar. Luckily the guys who set up the courts for us …I think we

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Posted in - Spain, 2015 Spring, Alcossebre, Fuentes, Valencia

The Daily Bath…more from Mrs Frank Skinner

The temperature is climbing here in Càlig so we are staying put for the time being. We started the day with a bike ride in to Càlig to pick up baguettes and some lovely jam filled pastries for a picnic

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Posted in - Spain, 2015 Spring, Càlig, Valencia


On Sunday we drove the 275 miles from Ruynes en Margeride to L’Estartit, in Cataluña. We set off in the fog and rain and hit the sunshine around Beziers, where we turned right towards the border. We stopped for lunch

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Posted in - France, - Spain, 2015 Spring, Benicarlo, Valencia

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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