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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

Torroella…Los Americanos

On Monday we cycled along the promenade to L’Estartit and then along the cycle way to Torroella de Montgrí. We had a swim en route. Well not all of us. We had lunch close to the pretty main square. These

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Posted in - Spain, 2014 Autumn, Catalonia, Torroella de Montgri

L’Estartit…Moonrise over Les Medes

On Thursday we drove 25 miles down the coast to Camping Les Medes ( N 42.042504, E 3.183582) near the coastal town of L’Estartit. This is a friendly medium sized site with a few things going on even in the

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Posted in - Spain, 2014 Autumn, Catalonia, L'Estartit

Castellane and the Grand Canyon

On Sunday we drove 212 miles across Provence to an aire at Sète, on the eastern edge of the Languedoc-Rousillon region. It’s good to travel on a Sunday in France; the lorries are all off the roads. We drove first

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Posted in - France, 2014 Autumn, Castellane, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Lac Thorenc….1.5 degrees…Are We still in France?

We headed inland and spent the night on an aire at Lac Thorenc ( N 43.799659, E 6.807767). This is just the sort of aire we like, remote, surrounded by trees and with good walks through the forests or around

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Posted in - France, 2014 Autumn, Lac Thorenc, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Antibes…Picasso and Napoleon

We are at Villeneuve-Loubet, a town on the ‘Bay of Angels’ halfway between Nice and Antibes. The site is a short walk (5 minutes) from the beach. Mavis is parked in Camping Hippodrome ( N 43.642186 E 7.137281). This is

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Posted in - France, Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Villeneuve-Loubet

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