Confessions in a Spanish shower block

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  1. Mags52

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    Just said that to reel you in ... I've written a blog post about our bad behaviour in a shower block.
    Please read if you fancy it
    www.lovemotorhoming.com
     
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    hi . just a few km from nuevalos is laguna de gallocanta . its spains biggest natural lake . mind not that big . but soon or coming anytime will be the migration of cranes from scandinavia etc .
    there has been as many as 50,000 birds there .
    we have been there when about 30,000 were there .
    you can get a night by the visitor center there just south of gallocanta village . one of the visitor center staff is from scotland .
    we should be heading that way in 3 weeks time .
    its nice anyway by nuevalos we do normally go that way then take the A2506 then left on the A211. have fun . its incredible when the birds arrive . big V formations .
     
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    Next time... thanks for the info. Mags
     
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    Nice read @Mags52 and I like your idea of the 'wipe clean' map to track your progress..

    .. I generally use a paper map for the same purpose and keep it as a record of our travels.. new map each time we go away.. so I have quite a collection..
    they will become part of our family history for future generations to enjoy.. they won't 'disappear' or get lost in cyberspace..
    can't beat 'old tec'
    also have maps my dad used back in the 50s and 60s when we travelled with a tent and motorcycle..

    safe travels Jim
     
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    Lovely read .(y) Hope you continue to enjoy it all.
     
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    Probably too late now but if you were at the Nuevalos south west of Zaragoza you should visit the Monasterio de Piedra. The monastery itself is nothing special but the park beside it is stunning, but you do need a head for nights in places!
    Do you have any guide books with you? We've found the Dorling Kinsley ones excellent as they list highlights of each region with pictures and a map which you can use to help plot your route.
    There is much to see in inland Spain. You won't be far from Albarracin and the campsite there might well be open all year. This is another don't miss place.![​IMG]
     
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    Hi, enjoyed reading your blog but with these things they are always upside down , with the latest first, so I read that one and can't be bothered going backwards down it. Why?
     
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    I have the same problem with blogs.
    I have found the best way to right up a trip is to start a thread on here and just keep posting replies to it as each day goes by. You should also get much more feedback from folk which can be hugely useful in my experience. Having a blog separate to this forum doesn't generate a lot of response from what I have seen but they are probably better for friends and family.
     
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    I know what you mean but the blog is for lots of people not on Fun. One day I'll look to see if there's a better way of presenting it so that you can choose where you start from. Thanks for reading it though. ;)
     
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    We saw it i the distance but didn't try to get up to it in case we were too big. Fascinating looking place.
     
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    We use a permanent pen (Sharpie) to mark the map so that we can add another coloured line for the next trip. The wipe clean bit is handy for when we spill our beer ;)
    I like the paper map idea too. You're right lo-tech is sometimes the best. We still keep a written travel journal as well as the blog.
     
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    I am loving the blog. I know what you mean about reading it backwards but I still do it! It makes a very engaging read but I would love to hear more about the dog friendliness of beaches etc as I am making a rough list of places I want to visit when we find a van! Our dog Dennis will be coming along for the ride ...
     
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    in truth inland spain and the north are far more interesting than the med . if heading to the med though call in and have a look . there are so many places to just visit and enjoy the scenery etc . have fun .
    i have old maps of spain etc but find the mapamax mapbook the best these days . buy in spain or off amazon .
    my favourite is a 1974 map its written in swiss so you have to half translate it as well.
    but its great for trying to follow the old roads .
     
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    I'm planning a post on dog friendliness and the practicalities of bringing them shortly. Thanks for the encouragement to keep writing. Mags
     
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    This is the park at the Monestario de Piedra.

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    I think you would have been fine, you don't drive into the old town on anything other than a donkey, the campsite is about a kilometre or so from the town and an easy level work - until you hit the town of course. There is also an aire which is closer and a car park I am sure you could use - I saw on MH on it. No one will bother you in the winter.

    Drop in on the way back after you have had more driving practise! :)
     
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    can I ask where you bought the laminated map ?

    been looking on Google and there are a few to choose form..
     
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    Got it on Amazon. Hope that link works. It's out of stock at the moment but worth waiting for I think. Very high quality plastic and will peel off without leaving a residue.
    Mags
     
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    Hi, I just wanted to add that I'm really enjoying reading your blog too:)

    I notice there's an option to 'follow' - can you tell me what that does please? I don't do facebook or twitter so if it sends a notification of a new entry via either of those it wouldn't work for me (obviously:rolleyes: :getmecoat:)

    Cheers x
     
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