The video of the wrap of the trip we think is sums not only our experience, but motorhoming in general. We would love you to watch it Hope this is not too dull but many have asked!! Number of Miles / Kilometres driven 14,270 / 22,965 Places Stayed 160 stops in the year a mix of Campsites, Free Aires, Paid Aires and Freedom … [Read more...] about Our year in Spain is over, so here is the wrap up of the year in Numbers. Plus the movie! Hope you enjoy.
Once upon a time there was a wonderful couple who were travelling around Spain in a lovely Elddis Encore motorhome. But after a year in Spain they decided to venture further afield and so booked themselves on a ferry run by GRIMaldi (there’s a clue in that name!) Lines to an island named Sardinia. They headed up to the port of Barcelona in winds and rains … [Read more...] about Now for a Ferrytale
When we arrived in Spain on the 9th January 2016 it was pouring rain and had travelled in a force 8 gale to Santander. Now heading off on our new adventure the 'Long way home' Spain has decided to say farewell with worse weather! Here is a teaser of the wrap film Elddis have made of our views of a year in Spain. So though Spain has stolen our hearts it can … [Read more...] about Leaving Spain with the weather as it was!
Having just returned from a busy week back in the UK this is a 'filler' to cover that week with normal weekly service being resumed next Monday days after our arrival in Sardinia - stay with us for the last 5 months The motorhomers key to (near) perfect harmony Living in a confined space can be a challenge - never more so when that space is a motorhome. The dream may … [Read more...] about Clean and Tidy
The last 3 months of our journey and as we continue to say time as just flown. Our journey for these last 3 months was heading down from Barcelona towards Murcia after meeting up with friends and then heading and staying south as much as we could for the sunny weather heading over to Seville for November to meet up with more friends. The journey then continued along … [Read more...] about Lady In the Van – One Year On
Even we motorhomers get caught up in the Christmas rush and hullabaloo especially when we are very fortunate enough to have 10 family and friends visiting for Christmas and us wanting like everyone to make it as special as possible. The weather as you all will know was against us and had caused much devastation to the area of Murcia where we were to spend this period. It’s … [Read more...] about Turkey Stuffing
As we have travelled around Spain for the past year we have moaned a bit about the weather. We found that the sun doesn't always shine here. In fact we think that on a third of the days since we arrived last January it has rained. All very interesting but nothing prepared us for the devastating rain experience we have had over the past few days. Not for us thankfully but for … [Read more...] about The serious side of traveling.
Mon 12/12/16: After a night parked on the road like the poor relations, or keeping it current –no room at the inn, in this case Rincon de la Victoria, Malaga we headed slightly further on down the road to find a new home. For whatever reason not only was the day grey but moods were as well and we just couldn’t agree on where to park at all and ended up on a camp … [Read more...] about 50 Shades of Grey!
Mon 05/12/16: The rain welcomed in the day again for us and we watched from the vans windows as the rain kept on falling making the sand beneath us very heavy and clingy. No point us going anywhere for the moment and so we caught up on some more admin bits and phone calls etc. So bad was the rain that the local school in the area was closed for the day and the sports arena had … [Read more...] about Surfs Up!