Sun 27/11/16: Waking up to yet another very wet morning suddenly seemed to inspire some temporary madness- if there’s no sun in Spain perhaps there is in the Algarve and so after a quick google so it would seem there was. So with Spain raining and frowning upon us so we headed to the Portuguese border just some 50 miles away. But our fate was in the hands of … [Read more...] about Frango Frenzy
Mon 21/11/16: After a very wet rainy night the day started grey as well with weak sunshine trying it’s best to prevail and so we headed off to the nearby port for 2nd coffee and to decide what options there were for the day for us to do. As we drank our coffee the weak sunshine seemed to be winning over the grey clouds and we decided as we were armed with para-aquas to walk … [Read more...] about Pukka Pies
Mon 14/11/16: With David tearing me off Alison and Cath’s (Beasties) ankles we bade a tearful farewell on my part anyway, but my despair was soon lifted by an earring purchase just along the way (sorry Cath, found the market in the end!) and we collected NiKi from its service in one piece and he positively hummed along the route into the countryside just down from … [Read more...] about Sore Bums & Full Tums
We have spent the past few days in the mountains exploring and cycling the area and touring the Pueblos Blancos, (White Villages) Though we are less than 50 miles from Marbella, it seems were a million miles from the costas. The scenery and the places we visit are remote and truly beautiful. The prices and food are wonderful. In our lovely van we can get to these places … [Read more...] about Via Verde de la Sierra and Pueblos Blancos. Motorhome Bliss.
The route this week. As we now head south again after our circle with the journey coming to a close we are now mainly on re-visits. Therefore the question is “Is the 2nd cup of tea or gin & tonic ever as good as the first” Mon 07/11/16: After a very cold night with the water bottle back in operation we got the bikes down and made the 14k ride into Cabra. The … [Read more...] about Déjà vu
Spain is full of contrasts, though many of you have been to Spain on holiday, most have not as yet ventured inland where some of the true treasures are to be found. During the 10 months we have been in Spain we have visited many of these treasures. Thus far we have not been the best at showing you them. So we hope you will enjoy these pictures and musings from our latest … [Read more...] about Úbeda and Baeza, we think our 21st UNESCO site in Spain
Mon 24/10/16: After a lovely weekend getting back in touch with my wrist again and doing what gentle exercise I thought was appropriate for it we got the call to say I had a proper physio session that afternoon at four. This is beyond any coverage on our health insurance cards and our insurance cover does exactly the opposite of that- it doesn’t cover it. … [Read more...] about Squashed Up!
Mon 17/10/16: So after the ‘poo gate’ moment and a lovely time in Alicante it was as promised time to move on, for David it was shoe shop time. Yes people, not Karen wanting shoe shop moment but as ever David and his desire for walking shoes and boots so the shoe capital of Spain was headed for – Elche. After a tour of many a shop David decided there was nothing for him other … [Read more...] about Hands Free
Thurs 13/10/16: Valderrobres. Our overnight Aire stop after our cava tasting tour. Valderrobres is another Bonito village and the Aire is on the river just outside the walled town so a lovely spot. Parts of the town were bonito and others really needed some money and restoration done on them, but like so many places in Spain there is only so much money, time etc to go around. … [Read more...] about Poo-Gate