A round up of our time in Spain

If your vision of Spain is the “Britishness of Benidorm” then think again as there is so much more to this vast country. People often have an image of the Spanish holidays of the past with Sombreros and donkeys sold by the dozen at kiss me quick resorts on the Costas.  After spending the last…

Travel is as much about people as places

When we think of travelling we often focus on the places we visit, the sights we see or the views we take in, however we have found that travel is often much more than that.   As I sit and reflect on the last few weeks it’s been far less about the places we’ve visited and…

Treasured Times at Playa De Carolina Spain

The last couple of weeks we have broken new boundaries by staying in the same place for a whole 15 days!! The spot worthy of this extended stay is just up the coast from Aguilas at Playa De Carolina (GPS 37.385948 -1.628475), a wild camping spot with a bay on each side where we were…

Treading old ground in Garrucha & Mojacar

9th – 12th February 2017 With heavy snow on the way we needed to make our way back down the mountain to avoid being caught up there without snow chains. As we are now covering some old ground in Spain we decided to make a cross country journey along the A92 for a change of…

Skiing in The Spanish Sierra Nevada Mountains

Although we awoke to a forecast of 20 degrees the following day we had planned to trek up to the Sierra Nevada ski region above Granada as the conditions and forecast for the next few days up there were also perfect. We had not skied for 4 years and in the interim Paul had had…

A Surprise Rendezvous

2nd – 6th February 2016 Whilst up in the mountains I’d received a text from a close friend of my sisters Angie asking if we were anywhere near Nerja as she was there visiting her brother, so as the weather was taking a turn for the worst in the hills we decided to head down…

Enjoying Spain’s stunning Scenery

Las Chappas, Caminito Del Rey and El Torcal 27th – 29th January 2017 Our week of partying with the pensioners had taken it’s toll and we were well and truly in need of a rest, so after seeing them off mid-afternoon we returned to the aire a la Cala to use the services then headed…

Our 1st Visitors -Let the mayhem commence

21st – 27th January 2017 To say I’ve been looking forward to seeing my Mum and Aunty Chris would be an understatement, but as their flight wasn’t due into Malaga until around 7pm I would have to be patient a little longer. With the day stretching ahead of us until their arrival we used it…

Warm Winter days!

11th – 13th January 2017 On leaving Olvera we took the road down past Ronda back towards the coast, other than spending the majority of the journey behind a lorry, it was uneventful and we reached the coast in just under 3 hours. Our  1st task was to go in search of gas to re-fill…

Challenging Mountain Roads

6th – 10th January Weather bright blue skies and clear max daytime temps between 11 and 13 degrees but with overnight frosts So we left La Linea with the intention of heading up into the hills towards Ronda and beyond, but having checked the weather forecast it wasn’t too brilliant up there, predicting rain and…

Back on the road again

2nd – 6th January 2017 We have really surprised ourselves recently for staying in one place for 12 whole days!!!! for enjoying a stay on a campsite!!! Our experience of campsites generally had not been good – always a little too cheesy for our liking and regimented, but we have actually found one we like…

Feliz año nuevo – Happy new year

With our new ACSI book and card for 2017 still not here we decided to stretch out our stay on Camping Pinar until after new year. We’d been really lucky to meet a great bunch of people and had managed to at least feel festive over the Christmas period. New years eve got off to…