THE SNOW BIRDS PART THREE
We have now moved to Alcossebre a short drive down the coast as I have described earlier. This site is good because there are large pitches & not too many trees to hamper access, also all are covered in gravel so no problems with getting on or off. Being right on the beach is nice but it is a good walk into town, although very pleasant along the coast.
Walking to Alcossebre. 2.5 miles so Jean was surprised at walking 5 miles in total, but when the sun shines it makes the difference.
It was windy to start but later hot as the wind dropped. Had a nice lunch on the front, Calamari & salad, plus a beer....great.
The weather has been excellent although today is cloudy, but we cannot have it all sunny, still very warm.
On this trip we found a small shop selling some lovely meat and deili things. We bought a Pate that was Pork the man said & it was delicious with a fresh bread from the shop close by. We enjoy trying the local fare & this was just that.
Another week of fabulous weather, I think this year we have been very lucky with the weather. The weeks seem to fly by & we are now over halfway through our stay in Spain. Still not doing much apart from walking, eating & sitting in the sun.
We are getting to like this area & the site & presently do not have any thoughts of moving.
As you can see we area organised on site & with the good weather adding a dimension that makes us lazy.
Still at Alcossebre & two of our friends have turned up for a few days.
We are now thinking of moving on but as yet undecided on where to go.
Today we visited the other camp along the coast the other side of Alcossebre to see what is available. This is a brand new site so everything is top class & the best site I have seen in Spain. We may try a short stay on our return trip.
February already, only 5 weeks left before we return, & the weather is still the same. It has been a glorious January, just what we came here for.
Now moved into the mountains North of Valencia to Camping Altomira.
This is probably the best site yet for the views, set on a hillside above the village of Navajas overlooking the hills of one of Spain’s many national parks.
In this area there is no high rise buildings, with the majority of buildings being traditional Spanish design.
Sun still shining!!
Today we went to the caves at La Vall d’Uxio, an interesting trip on a boat through the caves…….. without Jean – don’t like caves.
A bit of rain today so updating is the order of the day.
Going around with Dave & Les has got us to see some different parts of the Spanish country side. Yesterday we went to Requena via a cross country route down some very narrow roads, too narrow to take a motorhome. A little cloudy but dry & cleared by evening.
The scenery was spectacular, small villages clinging to the side of mountains or wedged in steep sided valleys between towering cliffs. A nervous ride for Jean, she don’t like steep drops, but I loved it.
The problems started when the exhaust started to blow & finally broke leaving us in a quandary as to what to do. No amount of asking at garages in broken
Spanish got us anywhere, but we got home sounding like a formula 1 car.
Our friends Dave & Les have left us so no transport now (they tow a car). We set off to walk along a disused train line, easy even for Jean, but with a short steep climb to start the walk.
We are now back at Alcossebre for 3 days to shop & top the wine up.
The weather has taken a change for the worst, it’s raining. We have to remember this is winter in Spain & it won’t be all sunshine, but it’s still disappointing, & still warmer than home.
Decided to move on, & had an interesting journey! First took a wrong turning finishing up in the centre of Barcelona. Then a puncture in what can only be described as one of the less attractive parts of the city. Fortunately the RAC came to our rescue & we were on our way in under an hour.
Despite our brush with Barcelona we once more went for a look around the city, this time by train from Santa Susana.
It’s an amazing city although very spread out & needs 2 days to see it all.
Our base was at camping Bon Repos, a site within 200 m of the station, much closer than Villanova park which was recommended to us as being a good place from which to go to Barcelona.
The Villanova site is a long way from the station, & returning is all up hill, not a good site for motor homers of advancing years!
Weather has turned hazy although still warm. Thinking of heading North again in the next few days. We are returning to Le Startit where we can stock up on some very good Red wine sold in the camp site shop.
Moving has been a success, it’s now back to sunny & warm weather.
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