The thunderstorm and rain, which we've been expecting for the last couple of days, finally arrived today so our planned walk along the coast to Plat has had to be postponed for a few hours. Team Sebo busied themselves with domestic chores and a long overdue updating of our trusty old map. When I say … Continue reading Our Journey So Far…..
Our peaceful sleepy spot in Soria proved to be exactly that -yup, we slept like three babies! When we did, finally, awaken, it was to a chilly but sunny day so we decided to take a morning stroll downriver with the intention of then hitting the high viewpoint above the town. Unfortunately, we couldn't find … Continue reading From A Low In Zaragoza To A High In The Pyrenees
On Monday morning, we bid farewell to Salamanca and drifted 100km through the high plains to Ávila, a city in the rolling hill country northwest of Madrid. It’s best known for it's intact medieval city walls, with 80-plus crenellated, semi-circular towers and 9 gates, including the arched El Alcázar, on the eastern side. Long sections on top … Continue reading Three Days Of Pleasant High Plains Drifting From Salamanca To Soria
Well, folks, as you can probably work out from the title, we LOVED Salamanca! Like most Spanish towns and cities, Salamanca has changed hands many times through the centuries and - during Roman times, it's location on the Ruta de la Plata (Silver Route) from the Asturian mines to Andalucia, made it an important staging … Continue reading Salamanca – A Very, Very, Very Hard Act To Follow!
Yes, folks, Team Sebo are back in Spain! After having a peaceful night's kip at the summit of Portugal's highest mountain range, Torre, we decided on Tuesday morning to go for a trek and so, wearing our thermal socks and polar jackets and with poles in hand, off we set. Unfortunately, our attempt to find … Continue reading From Sagres To San Miguel (In A Beer Drinking Manner Of Speaking!)
On leaving our Huelva sleepy spot on Wednesday morning, we cannily brimmed Sebo's diesel tank - €1.14/l in Spain, €1.27/l in Portugal! Go figure! We really do have to congratulate The Spanish on their excellent road system - virtually everywhere we have driven over the last two months has been on smooth, wide roads - … Continue reading Portugal – Where Time Changes, But Road Building Stands Still!
Tuesday morning we awoke bright and somewhat earlier than usual due to the noise from the port where we were parked up and, leaving our Seville not-much-sleepy spot, we headed up the A4 for our date with Antonio, the motorhome “surgeon". Antonio greeted us with a handshake and pretty good English, immediately ushered us around … Continue reading A Brief Date With Antonio And Then It’s On Towards Portugal, via Huelva.
Last Thursday morning we awoke bright-eyed and bushy-tailed , brimmed our water tank and left our Conil De La Frontera pitch in the general direction of Cadiz. The run along the Costa De La Lutz was short and picturesque with very little traffic to slow us down and, before we knew it, we were driving … Continue reading Three Very Different Spanish Cities In Five Days…..And An Impending Appointment With Antonio The Fridge Repair Guy!
Monday morning dawned and still Sebo's fridge/freezer contents were not as cool -or frozen- as they ought to have been! Attempts to suss-out the problem yesterday had yielded nothing and we were left with no other option, as far as we could see, than to find a motorhome repair centre who may be able to … Continue reading Fridge Cost Concerns Mutes Birthday Celebrations !
Our first foray into Gibraltar was in a fume-driven Sebo - rumour had it that diesel was around 76p a litre in Morrison's (YES, there IS a Morrison's food store AND fuel pumps in Gibraltar!) and that, if you chose your time carefully to cross the Frontier, it was an easy transit. We, apparently, had … Continue reading Gibraltar – A Curious Mix Of Little England And Canary Wharf, Possibly?