Olley,hi Just got "Motorhome Trails Portugal" lists over seventy wildcamping sites, been having a look through it and very impressed, gives directions, GPS, info on toilets, shopping, etc. all for a fiver.
Hi Olley,Hi don thats the one, bit surprised with your less than enthusiastic comment?
(Putting statements like that in a guide does not help the situation) what situation?
Not read it all by a long way but he does point out that:
"it is not my intention to encourage people to use free campsites. There are certain risks involved and it would not be responsible for me to ignore these. I leave it up to the individual reader to decide if they want to free camp"
Seeing as how you are an avowed free camper, i can't see what your complaint is.
Morning Olley,hi don have you read the book? as the closest I can find to "that it is your "right" to free camp in Portugal" is this quote below
"As long as I am not infringing the rights of others, or otherwise doing harm, then I feel I have the right to be anywhere"
Which on the face of it seems a reasonable comment, and one I would think applies to you. After all if you didn't think you had a "right" to park, then you wouldn't have parked for example on that beach, so anywhere you have parked you must have thought you had a "right" to be there. Alright.
Hi Don I agree, perhaps he should have used "alright" to be anywhere, that's the the yardstick I use, if it feels "alright" we park, if not we drive on.Morning Olley,
I could not remember the exact wording.:Blush: I still don't like his use of the word "Right", personally I think he could have chosen a better word.
The book has had some good reviews and contains a lot of useful info for the first timers in Portugal and is a good buy.
Maybe I'm getting sad in my old age.
Hi Don and others..Hi Olley,
I assume you have not wintered in Portugal lately.
The situation I was referring to was the popular beaches on the Algarve being overwhelmed by motorhomes. I took these pics in Feb this year. Most were Brits.:Blush:
There were over 40 motorhomes on this beach and some had not moved for weeks on end, I hate to think where they emptied their loos.
We are avowed free campers but unlike most these days we are responsible free campers and have been for the last 24 years.
This pic was taken on the same beach 15 years ago. We all knew one another in those days.
Hi DonUnless you were there it's very difficult to comprehend the situation, the local fishermen had nowhere to park there cars near the beach. At the weekend local families had nowhere to park near the beach. Need I go on.
Hi Geoff, Legally, forget Gibralter. No MH's allowed into certain parts of the town. Road signs show it up clearly. You can drive onto the rock. Go through the border checkout. Drive over the airstrip till you come to aroundabout. Turn left there and follow the road until you come short of the hotel (forgotten the name) To your left is a large piece of waste land where a lot of cars are parked, the beach is feet away. It is known as the East side. Known also as the Italian quarter. I have stopped there a few days and nights. Officially you are not allowed to park on the rock overnight. But the cops do turn a blind eye if there are only a couple of MH's there. You can get a bus into the middle of town. Do not feed the monkeys, the locals go crazy if you do. Very friendly folks. Don't mention any politics about theCampsite in Portugal
We are thinking of going to Portugal then down to Gibraltar this year can anybody recommend any sites.