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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

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

San Jose…. Startling Offer from young French Couple

Buoyed up financially by an unexpected second place in the quiz night in the campsite bar ( what English word has 6 a’s?, What is a clanky?, Is Fidel Castro still alive?……) we won €2 and I ventured in to

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Posted in 2012 Autumn

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