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Walking on Water

We have put down roots for a few weeks at Camping Marjal near Alicante. It is a good cycling spot with lots to explore. This is generally a pretty healthy lifestyle. Except when you fall off your bike, which I

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Posted in - Spain, Alicante, Autumn 2015, Catrall, Valencia

Petanque with the Pros

With bad weather breathing down our necks we left Capbreton early on Friday morning and headed south through Spain. After 385 miles we paused for the night outside Camping Valencia. You could park inside the site for 16 euros or

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Posted in - Spain, Alicante, Autumn 2015, Valencia

Baguette Bacon Butty Blowout

We rose at the crack of dawn (ish) and left Ile d’Oleron at 9am for an appointment with the Royan ferry at 11am. Well not an appointment actually….you just turn up, pay them 47 euros and they cart you over

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Posted in - France, Aquitaine, Autumn 2015, Lac d'Hourtin

Trier…Emperor Augustus and Karl Marx

On Wednedsay we drove 23 miles up-river to the roman town of Trier, said by some to be the oldest town in Germany. This is the view from the Konrad-Adenauer bridge, by the stellplatz. The motorhomes can just be seen

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Posted in - Germany, Rheinland-Palatinate, Trier

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

Concordes at Schlüsselfeld

Every two years the Concorde factory in Aschbach, between Wurtzburg and Nuremberg , organises a beanfeast/get-together for Concorde owners and on Wednesday we drove further east to their factory at Aschbach, near the small town of Schlüsselfeld. With over 400

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Posted in - Germany, Bavaria, May/June 2015, Schlüsselfeld

Early Modern Man and the Gouffre de Proumeyssac

We are in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, a little town in the Vezere valley, which has become the de facto prehistoric capital of the region. The town is built under dramatic overhanging limestone cliffs, undercut over the millennia by the flow of

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Posted in - France, 2013 Autumn, Aquitaine, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

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