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Stuck in the Mud

Mimizan Plage, a few miles down the coast from Biscarrosse, is very nice but they don’t let dogs on the beach. Luckily there is a good bike ride south through the forest which brings you to a dog-friendly beach. The

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Posted in - France, Aquitaine, Autumn 2015, Capbreton, Mimizan

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

Kesten…Lecker Flammkuchen

On Sunday we moved further south along the Moselle. We had planned to stop at the Stellplatz at Kinheim but this was a bit full (bank holiday Sunday) so we moved up-river a few miles to Kesten, where there was

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Posted in - Germany, 2015 Spring, Kesten, Rheinland-Palatinate

Neef, Alf and Cochem

We drove 67 miles from Bacharach to Neef, on the Moselle. The entrance to the Stellplatz is off the K41 through the riverside Car Park. N 50.092294, E 7.137422.Thanks to Paul M on the outandaboutlive forum for this recommendation and

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Posted in - Germany, 2015 Spring, Neef, Rheinland-Palatinate

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

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

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

Porquerolles…the Mexican Connection

On Thursday we took the ferry to Porquerolles, one of the Islands of Hyeres, just a mile or so offshore. The arrow is pointing at our campsite, a stones throw from the harbour. On the way over we chatted to

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


We drove the short distance from Rustrel to Roussillon and stayed in the Aire ( N 43.896452 E 5.295878) ….a large car park, quiet, €9 for the night. After lunch we headed into Roussillon, about 1/4 of a mile from

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Roussillon

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