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2nd last stop before the ferry just north of Rouen is the lovely Cleres. Plenty of space at the moment, another quiet stop in a nice town, pitches partitioned by hedges and some shade. Met up with friends for a vino in the sun. I left late the following day and stayed at Montreuil sur mer for a...
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Just arrived at Marboue, called in at Montresor to fill up with water then decided to knock another couple of hours off the weekend travel. Managed to nab the last official spot, it's a nice little place. Not a lot in the town but there's a nice bakery near to the Aire.
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Back at one of my favourite French aires, which is free, at the peaceful Clerac. Idyllic surroundings next to a lake with water, emptying etc and a toilet. There are bench seats, picnic tables and a small pavillion, it's also right next to a Voie Verte cycle route. The village itself is small...
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Left Briviesca after three very peaceful nights, called in at E Leclerc supermarket to pick up the last supplies before France in a couple of days. I'll be filling the fuel up as well tomorrow, apparently it's expensive there! Pitched up at a large parking area near Eroski in Vitoria-Gastiez...
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Left Palencia after a nice few days, now at the Aire at Briviesca. I've been here before but it was wet and miserable then so I didn't see much of the town then. The weather is very good today and the town got busier as the sun started to go down. Overall it's not the prettiest town but it has...
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Decided to move a short distance to this area parking in Palencia. There's also a via verde near here and I didn't want to travel further north as there was some bad weather forecast for the next couple of days in the coastal regions. We've stayed at this parking area before, it's free to park...
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Dedicated free area parking for seven motorhomes with full services including free electricity. I've had a look around the town, it's a mixture of old and new. Some of the houses could be from a Wimpey housing site in Manchester, not something I've seen much in Spain. Still, there's plenty of...
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Small Aire at the end of a bridge leading into Simancas. There's construction work nearby so only four spaces on the aire. The potable water tap isn't working but the blackwater tap is so I can at least empty. The town itself is lovely, very clean and a cathedral and castle to see as well as...
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This is a nice aire with unmarked parking, some of which has shade but I decided an open space was better as we don't see the sun much in Sunderland šŸ˜Ž. The real reason was to utilize the solar panels as I've got the roof-mounted evaporative fan running to see if it actually works as it's...
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Back on the road after a couple of stops including Nerja home base. Heading for the rescheduled ferry crossing from Calais to Dover on 11th September, decided to return to Northern Spain to continue exploring the area before heading into France a few days before the crossing. I had a long...
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I've been putting off adding journal entries until a rainy day, now that I'm back in the UK I don't have an excuse! Handy free aire on the outskirts of town with good facilities including a couple of hookup points. I only needed an overnight stop heading towards Almeria but there are...
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Area parking in a gated compound which also has a bullring within the perimeter! Access to the compound is by keypad, you call the number on the board at the entrance for the code. It has all the services including free electric and taps on the pitches. The surface is gravel and mostly level. A...
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Moved on today, initially drove to Siguenza but there's a market and a fair on today so all the parking is unavailable. Castillo de Garcimunoz was the next planned stop, 3 hours further than expected but arrived at an empty aire. Parking is right outside the castle though the van's rocking as...
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Now at the free parking area at Medinaceli. It has water, emptying etc and lots of spaces. There were a couple of hairpins to get here but not a problem. The town itself looks quite pretty, there's some lovely buildings and a castle of course. There's evidence of Roman ruins as well, the place...
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Arrived at Soria, nice marked out, hardstanding parking bays for motorhomes by the river. There's a circular route around the river into town which was a pleasant walk. The city itself is ok with a few interesting buildings and, of course, lots of bars. There appears to be a Via Verde nearby...
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I decided to leave the previous parking area and move fifteen miles to this place as the phone signal kept dropping out. This area has marked bays, emptying and filling and also 12 hours EHU for 2 euros if required. I'm also parked at the far end away from the road so hopefully it will be quiet...
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On arrival at the parking area, it's located just outside of the town which is quite elevated (steep hike uphill ahead). It's situated at the side of a flyover and it remains to be seen how noisy it is at night. Directly opposite is a large picnic area with bench tables shaded by trees. I...
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Pleasant parking area with a dedicated spot for motorhomes which, of course, the Spanish ignore and park their cars in it anyway šŸ˜‚. Plenty of room though and there's a nice picnic area with benches / play ground next to it. The town itself looks impressive, it's a nice place with a few lovely...
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At Parking Sobron, a new and modern area with free services including electricity. It is situated near the Ebro river and a dam. To access the parking you have to download the Pverde app and enter your details and you are allocated a code. Once at the barrier you use the app to open it, very...
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After a couple of nights at the nearby town of Agurain and with the trip to the UK now postponed until September, I stopped at the dedicated motorhome parking area at Garaio National Park. There are no services but the parking area is hardstanding, flat and easy to access. From this area you can...

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