Late into Almerimar we bedded down in the golf car park before moving onto the harbour front the next morning, this is the place where every drink = tapa, we found the best in the Buccaneer, right price best tasty tapa, bargain. After a few days, rain was forecast, so we moved onto Gibraltar, then moved off from there as it was strong winds this time, so El Peurto de Santa Maria it was with a ferry trip into Cadiz.
Bikes off again and a ride into Andalusia from Mucia as we are on an aire right on the border.
We left the comfort of the campsite for a small aire (car park actually) for the pricey sum of €3/night and very good it turned out, in the centre of Jalon, bringing in the New Year with hill walking Hudson style. We parted company after a few days and headed of to Santa Pola then Torrevieja to meet up with Derrick and Rhian at their bar the “C Breeze”, Guinness and good food made for a great night catching up with old friends.
As we settled into Cap Blanch campsite which happened to be 90% Dutch our friends the Hudson’s lay-in-wait for naive campers venturing into Benidorm (“beni” to the locals) unaware of the dangers ahead ! So with Christmas fast approaching and the arrival of Shaun almost imminent we set off for a recce.
Having recovered from our over indulgence in ‘Beni’ it was time to meet up with Shaun.
Overnight on the promenade at Dover for an early crossing and a mad dash South, three overnight aires got us to the Med, Guisson to be exact one of our favourites. First stop just South of Reims, Mailly-le-camp then just South of Lyon in a little courtyard very close to the church bells! in a place called Seyssuel, finally onto the Med at Gruisson on the coast near Narbonne. Still cold but we have left the fog behind us. Plan now is to head West into Spain and hopefully a bit of sunshine and get a site for Xmas and a planned visit from Shaun.
I thought I would share a few pics sent from Rebecca (daughter) and Matt (Queenslander) doing their thing aboard their yacht “Briony Rose” around the west coast of Australia, starting from Freemantle they are now hunkered down, berthed up in Darwin working the cyclone period.
Just remember as you look at these images that it’s taken in 40 degrees of heat, 80% humidity and everything wants to either poison you or eat you !!
The radiation warning comes from us Brits testing up in the Northern Territory in the 50’s, so I suppose, don’t eat the fish or the crabs !!