Where do the English overwinter?

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  1. MikeD

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    Traveling back home through Spain we have stayed at Mazarron playa and Los Maldiles in Murcia and now Cap Blanca in Altea and they have all been packed out with Germans staying for the winter. At least near the bit I pitched in.

    Where are all the Brits?
     
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    Cap Blanch has always been predominantly German, Belgian and Dutch. They don't spend money like the Brits, so don't go to Benidorm which is predominantly Brits.
     
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    Staying at home in good old Britain 'cos some of us are still working.:Wink:

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    There are a few other English/Irish/Welsh and Scots spots

    Have to agree about Benidorm and Mazarron which is a German favourite due to the big pitches which can take car, trailer and motorhome. The C&CC rallies at Benicassim, La Manga and Albuferia have a fair few along with Cabopino (Marbella) Conil (Cadiz) and Tavira (Portugal):Smile:
     
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    Why go to Spain yet? Having a bracing week at Whitby! However, when that white stuff starts to fall we shall be heading for Isla Plana.
     
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    I wondered why everybody was so miserable at Cap Blanch. Never even got a Guten Morgen all week.
     
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    In 10 K miles of MH journeys through Europe (not spain or Portugal) I have only met less than 10 brits In MH'S. Pretty sad for a race that once owned all the pink bits on the map:Rofl1:
     
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    Jealous,, one of our favourite locations. Stuck at home because of wives hospital appointments. BUSBY:BigGrin:
     
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    Staying in Blighty again this year. Suspension still not repaired.

    Hopefully by January will have it and the fridge sorted out so next year will be my travel year. (famous last words)
     
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    I was on a site in SPAIN last winter and met more than that on my first day. They must be avoiding you. BUSBY:Laughing:
     
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    Britain winter

    We'll be heading to Los Madriles in January for a couple of months! and our friends. Peter and Paula Paskell are already there! jammy beggars.

    As for the foreign languages, you don't think it's all the Brits who are pretending to be German, Dutch, etc, to put off even more Brits do you? On second thoughts probably not, since the average Brit abroad expects everyone else to speak English :Rofl1:
     
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    I used to wild camp at Isla Plana years ago. Had some great times there till the powers that be stopped it.
     
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    We're all at Cabopino having a great time.:BigGrin:
     
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    I expect the locals complained about the "Noise" from all them Kippers running up.... :Wink::Rofl1:
     
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    You can still pitch at L'Azohia in a few places, a couple with stunning sea views. Plenty use the boat launch car park or the rambla across the road. Or, right next to the Lion supermarket (if he hasn't got it you don't need it) behind the 'no camping' sign. I don't think they are as strict in the winter. I've seen people using the incomplete housing site near the Repsol garage, on the way into Porta Mazzaron
     
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    There seems to about 10/12 Brits snuggled down for the winter here at Zahora and apparently some more en route
     
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    Whitby's alright but I wouldn't call it my favourite!!!

    Hope you can get away soon
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    that may well be true......but you notice I have not been to Spain or Portugal in a MH. I went to the Baltics and Scandinavia, (Germany/Austria/Italy recently) which it appears that the French and Germans and Dutch like in substantial numbers but the Brits don't:Eeek: or maybe it is just me :Rofl1:

    In fact It might be worth considering overwintering on the German aire I stayed in near Cologne! £6 a night inclusive of leccy, with the Germans most expensive wind turbinated electricity in Europe that £6 should be gone in a few hours with the heater on then its at the local German taxpayers expense :)
     
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    But No Sunshine and no Med. BUSBY:BigGrin:
     
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