Day 619 – Cabopino – 11-11-11 – Remembrance.
Day 619 – Cabopino – 11-11-11 – Remembrance. :thanks2:
For piccies see www.eastmidlandsdea.co.ukPrimarily this blog is aimed at keeping our daughter in the UK, Chloe, abreast of our adventures in Europe. Additionally, we hope that other readers will find snippets of info regarding campsites, prices and foreign travel interesting or perhaps just informative.
Left Benicasim after what seemed a very quick 31 days. We had a great time catching up with old travelling pals and are now ensconced in Cabopino once again.
We arrived via Camping Marjal in Guardamar, near Alicante and very nice it is too. Clean, large pitches with all facilities. Close-ish to shops and loads going on. A gym and swimming pool for Carole and an outside pool for when it's warmer. Might come back for a longer stay as it's ACSI with free Wi-Fi. Need to book though as we got the very LAST pitch of 212.
Quiet night in as local restaurants too far to walk. Carole gone to Piliates this morning and we will walk to local bodega for lunch. Blew out on tapas and vino from the giant barrels on display. Brought back 8 litres for next week.
Up early and transit to Roquetas was unremarkable except for the lack of traffic on the AP7/A7. It was ghostly. And only €16 for 180 miles. Bargain. Roquetas is the same old tired campsite but handy for a nitestop. We’ve nabbed 2 pitches so we don’t have to unhook Smartie. Always thinking!!
Sold Carole’s bike to a local campsite worker. Great. Now on to Cabopino!
Straightforward journey except for having to use the new stretch of the A7 which takes you west of the airport and keeps you off the N340. It was empty! Added 5 mins to the journey, but well worth it. Weather good here and we have our old pitch and the same Swedish neighbours. Carole has already been to Pilates and Petanca.
Pitch has a new wooden picket fence which takes ½ metre off and our trailer doesn’t fit! So we are having to do a bit of lateral thinking to squeeze it in. We’ve decided not to put up the Safari Room until early December or when the weather breaks. Could be longer as it's pretty well set fair until the end of the month. Woo-hoo!
Went into Cabopino for some Tapas on our first night and went into a little bar which we spotted last year. Then to Alberts Restaurant and Bar. Very Victorian Gothic décor. Strange but interesting. Had a glass of wine - €4-55! Think I’ll stick to the beach!
Sorted out the pitch for the next 3 weeks. As it's going to be sunny into December, we’ll leave putting up the Safari room till it gets too cool to sit out late afternoon or early morning. Awaiting the arrival of Paul and Jacqui who sailed into Santander on the 8th and should be here today! Phew! Talk about sun seekers.
Shirl is enjoying the swimming pool and we await Chloe’s visit on Thursday and hope the wx forecast is accurate as it should be very good. Hurrah! Hpe we win the special 11-11-11 lottery today!
All for now
RAF Ensign’s up for a day or two,
Lest we forget.
M and D
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