A Very Special Birthday

It is a very special day today as it’s my 65th birthday.. how did I get here? I have no idea where the years have gone. In my heart and head I feel about 40 but it is obviously fibbing to me. After leaving Cordoba we made our way through mountainous scenery to the Sierra…

I’m Seeing Elephant’s

Our overnight stop for the first night was a place called Elephant Park, now I imagined this is like someone saying you’re staying at ‘Sea View’ when you’re in the middle of Birmingham for instance. We sort of got a wee bit lost on the way, but no matter it was only a few km’s…

All Aboard….

Well we finally made it on board after 5 hrs delay. We are on the Cap Finestra (Brittany Ferries). We had arrived at the ferry port early and there were probably about 4 vehicles in front of us so pretty much at the front of the queue. We settled down and made a cup of…

And finally…

Sorry its been a week or so since the last blog, but unfortunately I had a bit of a turn (literally), which has laid me up and made the journey home very uncomfortable.  But I had drafted this farewell so thought I’d post it anyway. It’s the last day and we are finally leaving our…

Vià Verde

We had heard about a cycle and walking route called the the Vià Verde which hugs the coastline and runs for about 5-6 miles along a disused railway track from Beniscassim to Oropesa. So today we thought we would try and find it. So after a few false starts we finally managed to leave site…

Mercado Central Dias

Thursday is market day here in Benicassim.  People here say it’s quite good. So we amble on down past the bridge to nowhere…. to the market. It is bustling with folk. The vegetable stalls look so inviting. What shall we buy first? Arhhh… seems the churros are calling. €3 For 9 wow… freshly cooked hot…

A Tale of Two Cities

We went to Valencia today, the coach was picking us up at 9am so an early start. Mike had set the alarm for 6.30am and we duly got up in the dark and cold. We went for a shower and realised we had enough time for a bit of breakfast. All I had was half…

Benicassim

Today we went to the Benicassim beach front and had a wonderful relaxing time just strolling along the empty promenade. The sun was high in the sky with just a few wisps of clouds. As we wandered along the front, we noticed plaques here and there, back in the 1920s & 30s, Beniscassim was the…

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,…

Winter Holiday Planning 2017

We have decided that we will go to France and Spain in Vera this year when we finish the season. So after much deliberation and plenty of amazon ordering, we have worked out a route. The idea is to go down to leave home in late October and stay overnight near Folkestone, travel over on…