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Time to Move On

After a couple of weeks at Camping Marjal it is time for a change of scenery and we are heading for Cartagena. We enjoyed our time here, with some good walks around the local nature reserve. A few days after

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Posted in - Spain, 2016 Spring, Catrall, Valencia

Don’t Trust a Woman with Eyeballs in her Bag.

There was a Petanque competition last week, open to all, which we had a go at. You can just see the orange cochonet or piglet that Nia is aiming for in the foreground. We failed to figure in the prize

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Posted in - Spain, Autumn 2015, Catrall, Valencia

Hot Dates

The rain in Spain does get down to the Med sometimes…I was up at 6am yesterday morning to furl the awning. We had an early thunderstorm and I didn’t want Mavis to blow away. The sun came out after a

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Posted in - Spain, Autumn 2015, San Felipe Neri, Valencia

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

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

Camping It Up in Parentis-en-Born

Lake Biscarosse Parentis is about 100 miles south of Hourtin; we drove here on Wednesday and spent the night on the aire at Gastes. The aire was popular but we got here early and found a pitch overlooking the lake

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Posted in - France, Aquitaine, Autumn 2015, Gastes, Ste Eulalie-En-Born

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

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