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Discussion in 'Spain' started by normanandsue, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. normanandsue

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    January 15th 2016 sees us heading for our first adventure in Spain! We have traveled extensively in France, done a trip to Italy and spent a month or so in Germany but we have no experience of Spain.
    We will be sailing from Portsmouth to Santander on the Cap Finistere with the intention of motoring to the south of Spain in search of the sun if necessary, but if the north of Spain offers warmth and dryness we shall do some touring in the north.
    If you are travelling the same route give us a wave and if anyone would like to offer any sound advice on must see or must do's, when in Spain please let us know.

    Norman and Sue
     
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    Enjoy your travels!
     
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    You need to be on the med coast to have decent weather, anywhere from Murcia onwards.
    No rain for 8 weeks at La Manga.
     
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    :xThumb:If you like national parks visit Mon Frague and Caceres also Donana.good sites near all and lots to see. Vultures,Spanish Imperial Eagle,Egyptian vulture +many more at Mon Frague.Great and little Bustard,sand grouse and loads of other species at Caceres,lot of wildfowl at Donana including Flamingo,Great white Heron,a bird watchers paradise.:xThumb:
     
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    Enjoy your travels. I will be looking out for your blog.
     
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    Don't stay North. Head to the water and then some. Even here, the sun is elusive. :)
     
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    We're travelling down the same week, but are crossing on the tunnel.

    We've yet to decide whether to cross the Pyrenees via somport tunnel or Perpignan (we have some friends in St Cyprian and may call in to see them for a cpl of days)

    After that we will be using Camper Contact until it gets warm, we've no return tunnel booked but will be staying about 3 months.

    Hopefully bump into some funsters en route.
     
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    @normanandsue we're also heading for Spain for the first time in January (date to be decided). We use the tunnel and will probably use the route through France suggested by @tonka

    We're currently making a few improvements to the moho to make it a bit cosier.

    Looking forward to bumping into some funsters - not literally of course.
     
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    Don forget the seasick tablets Bay of Biscay is quite lively in January. Have an interesting trip.
     
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    Spain and Spanish roads are brilliant but do not even think of staying in the north. Madrid has snow in January and the centre of Spain can get very cold indeed including freezing fog. As advised, head south below Murcia and then you should be into blue skies although the wind can be chilly. Only when you reach the coast around Gibralter and the Algarve can you expect warm weather. Check out the weather on your internet.
    Alan
     
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    Already Purchased :)
     
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    Just booked for the 19th so if you chalk mark the way south we will rub them of when we pass!! Have a safe journey.
     
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    Hi we are sailing at the same time as you, this will be our third trip to Spain if you like France you will thoroughly enjoy Spain, the first night we usually stay at an aires near the ferry port so we start fresh the next day, we are then heading for Zaragoza (excuse the spelling) then to the coast, hope you enjoy it as much as we do. free camping information is available if needed
     
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    Looks like you'll be docking at 5:30 local time, give up to an hour for disembarkation, less if you're lucky, you might be best to head for the nearest Aire. There's a thread about this further down about a newish Aire just minutes from the port at Santander. The alternative, Cabarceno is about half an hour away.

    You'll find much of Spain below Madrid a lot warmer and sunnier than a chilly Dunfermline January. We're from the Borders and the past 3 years we've found plenty warm weather away from the coast. Just check the forecasts - choose a few as they can differ quite a bit. Up in the mountains of Murcia or the Sierra Nevada can be very warm during the day.

    We spent a fortnight in Extramadura a year past December and were very lucky with the weather. We enjoyed some good walks and cycling and a guided wildlife tour of the Monfrague PN organised by the campsite. It was well worth the money to see the vultures and a pair of Iberian Eagles.
     
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    Any free camping information will be gratefully received.
     
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    Hi I'm in Alicante, it was 18o today, since Christmas there hasn't been a cloud in the sky!!
     
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  19. Whiskeymac

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    Hi, as we are sailing on the same ferry we will be on the docks at approximately 17.00hrs I will put my Fun Sign in the front window, I have an Auto trail Savannahs registration HY59FLL, look forward to seeing you
     
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    Hi Geejay thanks for the info, I used to live at the Borders we lived at a small village Carham between Coldstream and Kelso lovely part of the country must go back to have a look as it has been quite a few years.
     
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