We’re going to a Pitch Party…

Quick post today, we’ve been invited to a pitch party by the long term residents of the site. We’re in here, methinks…  1pm and bring drink, nibbles, glasses and plates…  sounds familiar.. So we duly arrived and had a wonderful fun few hours on a spare pitch drinking and chatting to people of different nationalities,…

Barcelona Birthday

My birthday,  OMG another year has passed. However, for the first time that I can remember I think it will be sunny and hot. Something I never have enjoyed having a November birthday. I have had the opportunity to visit many citys in Europe, and have always adored Rome above all others but visiting Barcelona…

Beach Bull

We are settling in here at Vilanova about an hour outside Barcelona. The park is large and the facilities including open air swimming pools are still open and look inviting. People who we have spoken to appear to be long termers.   Our pitch is partly sheltered but we do have sun all day as…

Parrots of the Caribbean…

Lazy day today. Decided that we would stay awhile here and not travel. What a great place. We will definitely return and stay a lot longer. We walked along the promenade and had our first tapas. Just a series of photographs today.      

Sun, Sea and Salata…

Not much happened this morning, apart from it was freezing cold first thing. We checked out of the camp site about 10am and started heading towards Spain. We stopped at an aire to have breakfast as we wanted to get going. Nothing much to report on the journey, the landscape changed from Rocky to plateau,…

Viaduct de Millau

We are sitting here directly by the River Tarn just down from the Millau Bridge. What a day! We left Linda and Ian this morning after some long au revoirs, they wanted to show us part of the route that St Jacques made to Santiago de Compostela in the middle ages, . Pilgrims still use this…

Troglodytes & Troglodillioes

Today is dull and overcast, there is a precipitation of rain later…. so after a leisurely breakfast Linda and Ian took us to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.  Voted one of the most beautiful villages in France, I cannot disagree it was so wonderfully quaint. We parked the car on the hillside parking area and walked down and through…

Les Amies, Le Picarel & Rocamadour,

We have arrived in Marcilhac sur Cele in the heart of the beautiful countryside. The flat landscape giving way to medieval  clifftop towns and villages that cling precariously to the rock faces. We have tried to imagine how they built these incredible structures of stone. We discuss how they would have had to cut away…

We’ve found the Sun….

Well, we left Le Mans this morning in the drizzle and misty murk and travelled down the A28 through Tours and southward to Poitiers. The further south the higher the skies and the less clouds, until finally we saw patches of blue which grew and grew until the whole sky was cloudless. Camping Le Futuriste…

A morning quickie…. !!!

Just so you get the flavour of here, we went to the boulangerie this morning to pick up fresh baguette and croissants. Yummy… More from us later…. We are leaving site in a few minutes and on the road to Poitiers..