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 … 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

The Scenic Route

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

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

The shopping day

Today was always going to be a day of shopping.  We started off at the Complexe D’Artisanat in Rue de la Kasbah.  This is one of the few places in Morocco that you don’t barter.  The prices are fixed and for some that is a real help.  Personally I love a good bit of barter banter. Leaving surprisingly empty handed Read more

An even longer bimble

Today was another day to just wander around this glorious city. We started off by heading towards Jewish quarter.  We dropped by Dar Si Siad which is former palace / royal house that now houses Moroccan arts.  The building itself is along the same theme inside as the Kasbah at Telouet and the Alahambra with ornate stucco that the crafts … Read more

Just a bimble

Today was a later start… We updated yesterday’s trip on the blog and then just bimbled into town

A lunch at the main square was followed by a wander around the parks.

We managed to grab another geocache and a coffee…. it was all very slow and full of people watching.

Evening time took us back into Jemaa El Fna to eat … Read more