After a break for Christmas where we were able to visit friends along the Andalusian coast, we are back in Zahora in the area of Cadiz and this is where we will stay for the time being. We can only count ourselves lucky as our new revised lockdown is not as onerous as many other countries. We can still go out and enjoy a meal up until 6.00pm and curfew they would want to start … [Read more...] about Hotel Cadizfornia
Well that was an interesting year, when we started 2020 life seemed so simple, we were getting ready for what we thought would be a fairly different adventure, by driving to Azerbaijan in our lovely Elddis Encore 250 motorhome. There would be some challenges but all in all an exceedingly long drive across new countries meeting lovely people, what possibly could go … [Read more...] about New Year New hope.
We have been on the Costa del Luz now for 7 weeks, still in semi lockdown and are officially unable to move around. Though we have seen many vans heading up and down the coast regardless, we will be setting off later this week heading for Gibraltar to fly back to the UK for Christmas. It is amazing just how many hoops there are involved if you want to do this right! Anyway, … [Read more...] about Driving Home for Christmas
We have been on the Costa del Luz for just over a month now, two weeks of them in the semi lockdown we have here in Spain. Our campsite where we are, would have about a 50% occupancy with snowbirds (people from northern Europe fleeing the cold) but as soon as the potential of lockdown appeared, they headed home leaving just three vans behind. Essentially closed, and the owners … [Read more...] about Let me tell you a Story
Well that was the week that was as they say, seems like Donald is leaving the stage soon, and most of Europe is in lockdown. For us we have been keeping ourselves to ourselves here in Zahora, ‘Making Plans’ and then adjusting them to fit the latest restrictions. If 2020 has taught us anything, ‘Making Plans’ is something of a lost cause. But without a direction we are also … [Read more...] about Seven Days of David
We have had a lovely couple of weeks shooting down the coast of Spain heading to the start of our first Elddis adventure back in 2016. Having had the chance to play golf twice last week this week we have been lucky enough to meet up with old friends near where I spent many childhood Easters and summer holidays, Marbella. Like everything when you look back it is all different … [Read more...] about The Sting
Last week we had crossed back into France and stayed at St Tropez, and we had had to make some decisions on where we would feel most comfortable and safe during these strange times. The sun had returned, and we took a two-day break and had a walk about ate in and relaxed. Though Covid numbers are rising throughout Europe we wanted to be warm as well as safe, for the next … [Read more...] about Another Bump in The Road.
It seems a lifetime ago but we left Italy in early August as the 38 degree heat defeated us, and we were scheduled to meet with Karen’s brother for his 70th so we headed for France but had skipped a few places on our bucket list. We have damaged the water tank on ‘Buster’ and Elddis have arranged for a replacement to be shipped down for us to a dealer near Lucca where we can … [Read more...] about Italy Revisited, Portofino and Cinque Terre
A long long time ago, I paid my first and only visit to Provence and it really stuck in my memory and now 30 years late in ‘Buster’, our beloved Elddis Encore 250 we have returned, to see if I can share the love of the area with Karen. You may have noticed that we got off to a good start from Karen’s Blog last week. She left us last week in St Remy de Province, a truly … [Read more...] about Encore-en-Provence