Greetings from Zaragoza

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  1. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    The good news,municipal site has good facilities and free WiFi bad news €22 a night. Never mind first thing I had to do was find a thin shirt..

    Boat: Cap Finistaire probably worst I've ever sailed on. Poor food selection and tiny expensive shop. Small boat,it wobbled a lot.


    We got here over mountain pass with snow and ice, now having to take beer for meddisssinal porposses.

    Bye
     
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  2. tonka

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    cheer up its lovely an hot down here on the coast, Benidorm (camping villasol).:Cool:


    watch them winds as you leave zaragossa....
    safe trip....
     
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    OH good - we're booked on that in September...

    Catherine
     
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    Good on you Brian...

    Look forward to putting a face to a name...

    Penelopepitstop said it will be an experiance I will never forget...:Cool:

    Dont know what she meant....:Doh:

    Perhaps like the first time I met her.... :cry::cry::cry::Eeek::Blush:







    :Wink::Rofl1:

    Woops, forgot you dont do "Smiley`s"... :Rofl1::Angry:

    Have a safe trip..:thumb:
     
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    Thanks for the heads up Brian, we are booked on that boat Thursday night. I hope that we don't see any snow and ice on our route to Aranjuez.
    Safe journey

    Brisey & Pam.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Road was ok but took N road to Logrono, glorious. 900m pass, nearly as good a Switzerland.
    Shop is terrible, no beer. Food is continental sandwiches or £20/30 set meal.Very limiting.

    At one point we were going wrong way,turned out Captain was taking a refresher exam, had to navigate dangerous rocks off Finistaire. I think he passed.

    Good luck.
     
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    "Food is continental sandwiches or £20/30 set meal.Very limiting."

    If you are talking about the Cap Finistere there are other alternatives, on deck 9 ( I think ) which is also partly open and the dog walking area, is a takeaway(Salad Bar) that does cheaper food like pizza, chips, burgers,soup etc. Not everyones cup of tea I must admit. Another alternative is the 'Petite Marché' where pasta meals etc can be bought and warmed up in a nearby microwave. Not as good as the Pont Aven or the Bretagne but we have found it OK.
     
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    I'd think something stronger for taking a boat over mountian passes...
     
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    Cap Finistaire is a rubbish ship. We always try to go on the Pont Avon which takes you into Santander.
     
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    We were in Aranjuez a week ago , sunny but -9 at night , Its a beautiful place and Toledo is not far away, incredible . Easy train ride into Madrid, €5.80 return. Yes we had snow through the mountains :Smile:
     
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    And a reasonable english breakfast :thumb:
     
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    benicassim holiday mode

    Made it, Bonterra park.
    Cycled along the Med in short sleeved shirt, how decadent is that.
    A mature site, mature FUNsters line this.
    Now in training for a FUN meet, box of wine a day and 20 miles cycling.
     
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    Frankie and I should be travelling from Madrid airport area towards a place called the New Marjal on Sunday... is there going to be any risk of bumping into a Sausage Skin smuggler from the old country?

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Are you feelin lucky punk ?
     
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    "box of wine a day "

    "small boat, it wobbled a lot"

    Sure it wasn't you that wobbled a lot :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    SIR, I present my seconds, withdrawwwww your slanderuus remmarkk of nfacerss the cosekwwncies
     
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    Enjoy Benicassim, lots of Spanish stuff if thats what you like(we do), excellent market on Thursdays. Bontera Park is a bit busy for us but very convenient, we have spent 2/3 months at Ribamar in Alcossebre before Christmas for the last few years.Currently in Almeria, heading for Portugal in a few weeks, its a hard life !! :BigGrin::BigGrin:

    Sorry, might sound patronising if you have been before - had a few vino tinto's in the sun this afternoon.
     
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    I must say disappointed today, no cute cafes all along the front. We love to sit and drink mega expensive drinks by the sea. Nothing but apartments.
     
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    Might be worth a drive to Alcossebre, short seafront in centre of town with 4/5 bar/restnts with outside tables, sea views, good menu del dias for €11. Casa Isabel is our favourite run by a nice family of Columbians, not expensive - café con leche €1.20 with a free cakie. Two nice sites,both in tha ACSI book, Tropicana is more convenient for beach and town, Ribamar is an excellent site but a bit far out and the last mile is up a dirt road, not a problem though, we go up with our 5er.
    Even though I am opposed to long term wild camping there are plenty of places both in and around where lots overnight. :BigGrin:
     
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    Poser :BigGrin:
     
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