An interesting dish that is unlikely to take over from paella. Sun 20/3/16: After leaving our ‘Spanish home’ we headed off to just north of Murcia to do another Via Verde cycle route. However, after making the hour or so drive and a quick walk around the town to orientate us the weather turned and thwarted our cycling ideas and the hope of us working off a few of the … [Read more...] about Arroz…….con golf ball markers
Archives for March 2016
A beautiful sunny day in Toledo and lots of tourists in town for Semana Santa and a beautiful city Toledo is. After a couple of days already here we decided to have a bit of an easy day and make the most of town available by separating on this Easter Saturday. We, David after lunch going off the the ‘Spanish Army Museum’ to spend some time there doing what he likes and is … [Read more...] about In your Place
(As ever I hear a lot of you shout!) In the very beautiful mountains of Sierra Nevada and its just lovely to wake up to sun and glorious snow-capped mountains, which for me is as close as I want the snow, not being a ski bunny. Sat 12/3/16: The plan being to do a long mountain walk but we as ever were slow to start and the paths on the maps not clear in reality as to … [Read more...] about On the Piste
Where you park your motorhome for the night is all part of life on the road, essentially there are three choices A campsite where you will have toilet and shower facilities and electric power available, plus the all-important fresh water and waste disposal. Approx cost per night so far. €24 An Aire these are provided by some towns and offer a place to park usually free … [Read more...] about Campsites, Aires or Freedom camping, to Aire or not to P-Aire that is the question.
As we leave the delightful countryside and head to the metropolis that is Malaga. Sat 5/2/16: Arrived at a lovely pay for aire about 17k’s outside Malaga but still on the coast and the plan was to cook in and have chorizo and rice, which was for us completely frugal as the chorizo was a second meal as well- having brought it for our picnic and saved some purposely to cook and … [Read more...] about Two M’s – Meat and Malaga!
Well as you all know we have had a little bad luck with some items being stolen and being broken on the trip so far. By far the worst was one of our electric bikes being stolen. So out of this what have we learnt? Firstly, if you are living in a motorhome and are over let us say 50 and want to explore up to 20kms away an electric bike is a must have! That said they are not … [Read more...] about Bike theft and Insurance
Anyone for a Ruby Wed 24/2/16: ‘It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to’ you’d cry to if it happens to you and today it’s my 55th birthday. So camper van 55 really now has come home as we are both that magical age from whence the plan was born. I would, being a sun bunny love to say the sun was shining but it wasn’t. In fact it was actually very niebla and as we set out for … [Read more...] about Anyone for a Ruby
Greygappers Flee from Lidl…. in embarrassment. As we’re about to leave the lovely little olive town of Cabra we decided we needed just a few essential groceries for survival and so headed the short walk down the road to a very nice Lidl Unfortunately as is the way when parked on Aires rather than camp sites you can’t always time your ‘movements’ to when you want them- … [Read more...] about Greygappers Flee from Lidl….
We are slightly out of sequence here as a few little mishaps we had to get through. Lets get them out of the way, David dropped his phone down the toilet, (beyond repair L) so had to be replaced, or our logo would have to go. Then as we left Cordoba, our travel wallet disappeared. So calls to bank to cancel cards etc. At least we did plan for this very eventuality but … [Read more...] about Palos – El Rocio – Cordoba. The understated, the surreal and the magnificent.