Italy…. for a few days…

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

A Bank Holiday Weekend in Hertfordshire

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

A week in Wales

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

A day on the Nene..

 

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

Cordoba

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

Antequera and the Lobo Park

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

Scotch on the rocks.

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

Camino Del Rey

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

A morning’s walk

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

Coffee in Caceres

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

Weekend in Devizes

We got away to the Caravan and Camping Club site near Devizes for Easter and it was ideal.  Not only did we manage to get away with friends but it was a great way to shake the van down for our Spanish trip at the end of April.

 

 

The site backs onto the Kennet and Avon Canal which … Read more