We just returned from a long weekend in Bellagio Italy. It was a beautiful location and we had a great time but I have returned to the UK with a bit of bad taste and it was nothing to do with the Italian food… it was a result of a hire car excess …. 2800 Euro excess!
Before we left … Read more
The next planned trip is off to Italy. Staying in Bellagio we will be exploring, drinking and eating with great friends….
One of the plans, if the weather is clear enough, is to drive the Stelvio Pass. This has been made famous by Top Gear as one of their preferred routes
The planning for this trip started a while ago…. … Read more
Knowing the roads would be busy over the August Bank Holiday weekend and not long back from Pembrokeshire made a return visit to a small campsite just outside Tring an easy choice.
College Farm Campsite is a 5 pitch Camping and Caravanning Certified Site (CS). It is basic with electric hook up, fresh water, and a chemical disposal point.
Saturday … Read more
Just a few photos….
We had our big trip in April this year where we went to Andalusia for 18 days in the Motorhome so only enough leave for a week in summer. So off to West Wales which had stunning scenery and we had a week booked at the Caravan and Camping club site just to the north … Read more
It was time to visit Canoe 2 again we felt… This was the second visit and I am sure we will come back again. They are such a professional setup that just can’t do enough for you. We had planned this for the August Bank Holiday weekend but we had to change.. This was no problem for Canoe 2 … Read more
Now we need to read up for then next couple of trips.
Our final stop of the trip, and the only major city, was Cordoba, high on June’s list of “must sees”. Straight into the Aire (well almost, just the one one block circled a couple of times) which amazingly is situated just across from the San Basilio gate to the old city. It was also the La Fiesta De Los Patios … Read more
Having found the missing Aire in Antequera we parked up and went alcohol harvesting in Mercadona… It was a fruitful harvest and we added money to the local coffers. Not much though as the booze was quite cheap.
Following the inevitable coffee shop stop we wandered up to the Castillo de Papabellotas ( Alcazaba). Full of history and, as so … Read more
Leaving Finca we, as normal, chose a minor and then the yellow and green squiggly roads. They were turning out to be the most exciting and fun to drive.
After a quick shop to stock up the cupboards on the outskirts of Antequera we dropped into the Dolmen caves on the northern edge of the town. These are two megalithic … Read more
Plan A; Get up early and get there for when it opens and try to get a ticket? or
Plan B; follow the old adage Mad Dogs and Englishmen and go midday just as the locals are settling down to their siestas?
Based on how hot is has been and the fact that today was a bank holiday, Plan A … Read more
From Ronda we aimed to get to El Chorro. This started with us driving along an unopened duel carriageway and being let in to the traffic flow by a very nice workman – a sign of the day to come……???
The maps in Spain on our TomTom or the paper map tend not to be overly reliable. We had found … Read more
First can we say Ronda is a stunning little town. Now we have to justify that sentence… To be honest that is easy…
A 20 minute or so walk from the campsite saw us in the old town. One of the main locations folk all head to is the stunning Puente Nuevo. It is an 18C bridge that crosses a … Read more
Having seen a signed 3.9km walk in the town yesterday we decided to have a wander into the forest before we left for Ronda.
All I can say is that the Spanish Cartographers must have been to the same school as the French ones based in Saumur. It ended up more like 5.1km And I didn’t have the benefit of … Read more
When you look at a map and see roads like this you know it is going to be a good day at the wheel. On top of that Bob’s birthday too. Woken to tickets to Supertramp at the O2 later in the year the day’s started good….. and just got better.
Leaving the aire at Olvera we took a short … Read more
Does not fall mainly on the plain we can tell you…..
Leaving Caceres we had planned to visit the Cascades del Hueznar, Merida and then onto an aire at Benarraba via Zahara and Ubrique (famous for its leather goods). However it rained….. and when we say rained we mean RAIN of the stair rod variety
Looking at the map a … Read more
Later start today as no driving but still managed to catch the 10.00 bus from just outside the campsite and get into town with a coffee in Plaza Mayor by 10.45.
Caceres has a nice little old town with fair bit of history. It is a town where there are fortified house, palaces and towers. As we wondered the narow streets … Read more
Lets start by saying I do know a bit about wiggleys… Electric currents, are to some of us, wiggleys. I have studied wiggleys quite a bit and even have a City and Guilds Full Tech in Telecom wiggleys British Telecom were in fact going to pay me to go to university, in the day, to study and get a degree … Read more