Sunny Spain Come on Down

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  1. geoff1947

    geoff1947 Read Only Funster

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    currently around Alicanti en route to Roquetas de Mar Weather here is fabulous and hope it stays that way. A good stop off at Peniscola is Camping Ferrer which is in the CC book Europe 1 but it is open all year round and not as stated in the book Stayed there for a week at €13 per night Camping Eden is too crowded for me and the aire at €8 is fine for a night but Ferrer has good facilities and restaurant and Rosa speaks very ggod English. Only a short walk to the beach and port etc so if you are looking for a good stop give it a try Its an easy 1 day drive from the South of France:BigGrin:
     
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    Good to hear you're having good weather - it's cold, damp & foggy at the moment in Newcastle.
    I have saved the Ferrer website to my favourites for next year :BigGrin:
     
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    Hi G47
    We are at Marjal ATM and you are right, the weather is great. We are thinking of going to Roquetas de Mar early February but do not know what it is like, their web site is down / under repair at present. Any pointers?
    JK
     
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    Hi
    We have been at Cabo De Gato since 20th october and have had excellant weather only 1 bad day , 50 flamingoes on the lake this morning and our lab Ben is swimming in the sea for an hour each day
    Wanderer
     
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    Rub it in, why don't ye.
    From a wet and windy Eire :cry:
    Have a very happy Christmas and New Year.
     
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    Getting all excited!

    We head off, 3 weeks on Sunday - really looking forward to it - 2 months away from cold and wet Yorkshire.

    Our first time away as 'Snowbirds', looking forward to catching up with Steles and to meeting Penelope Pitstop.

    Let's hope the weather is kind to us...........

    Di
     
  7. PenelopePitstop

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    Lovely and warm here in Zahora :Laughing::Laughing: Hope it stays that way! :thumb:

    Looking forward to seeing you soon! :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Sounds good to me :thumb::thumb:

    We set off on the 19th for Chrsitmas at Marjal so hope the weather holds

    Fingers Crossed:Smile:
     
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    Hi, can you get Sky that far south???

    Ginny
     
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    No but this lovely campsite has cable TV - they've put a BIG dish up and we get BBC 1 & 2 and ITV 1,2,3 & 4 and Film4 - all for free!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Roquetas de Mar

    Not too hot today but still able to wear my shorts but with a fleece. To answer a Q my neighbours get SKY but I can´t as my dish is too small and I´m not bothered I get News 24 and all the radio stations Sad to hear Sir Terry signing off this morning.
    At Roquetas the pitches are hugh and not hemmed in with hedges About 25 brits here so a good social life but restaurant is poor as the owner died recently and its in abayence at present Shops are a bit far but OK if you have a car and I walk to them anyway!
    Hopefully the sunwill be out for Xmas and have a good one wherever you are!:Eeek:
     
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    What is the name of the campsite?
     
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    :Smile: Hi.

    We would love to be in spain this winter but due to my bad health and more doctors oppointments than i can count on my hands & toes we are in the cold & wet. Maybe next winter but do not hold out much hope. :Sad:

    We may have to give up fulltiming and move back into a house. All that tax & bills again does frighten me.

    steve & ann. ----------------- teensvan
     
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    We set off Jan 6, through France, on our way to Bonterra Park to arrive Jan 15.
    We're stopping off at Roses to meet friends for a couple of days. Then a days drive to Benicassim.
    What's the least troublesome route down towards Perpignan at this time of year ?
    What sites does anyone recommend for the travel down through France ?
    We've got the ACSI book, and we've used the western route to Biarritz and the more central route of Clermont Ferrand / A75 many times during late summer, but personal recommendations with a view to inclement weather / ehu's / aires / campsites are always welcome.

    regards
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    Wanderer - do you wild camp at Cabo or is there a campsite there now? Is the army still much in evidence beyone las salinas?

    Late 70's, used to drive our 4WD* hired Seat down as far as we could go on the unmade rd (* in those days, ALL hire cars were 4WD LOL) and scramble down to the beach to skinny-dip, often had an audience by the time we came out of the sea!

    :Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:
     
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    SEDGE-- We are staying at camping Cabo de Gata which is a nice clean site but can be a little remote for some people but we love it in the desert. Lots of walks for the dog. Lovely weather here even when its raining in Almeria just 10 km,s away,
    Some vans do wild camp by the salinas not sure for how long as the guardia civil are moving the wildies on . The military have moved away from this area in the main i did see about 50 soldiers on a route march about 10 days ago , most of the military are station at La Legion to the no
    rth of Almeria
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    Its not looking good.

    In Estepona. thunderstorms torrential rain,forcast for next 10 days not good.:Sad:
     
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    My friends live on the Costa Del Sol and they've had thunderstorms and lots of rain today
     
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    It's Camping Pinar San Jose in Zahora near Conil! You coming??:Smile:
     
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    how is your weather over that side Rainy here:Sad: south of Almeria
     
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