Why I dont use sites when on the road.

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  1. Snowbird

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    I admit this is not wild camping, but we are on route to Santander for the ferry on Sunday night. I pulled off the road and down a single track road to one of the best restaurants I have ever had the privilege of eating in. 2 bottles of vino blanco on the terrace overlooking the valley, with only the bird songs for background music. Followed by dinner at 9 pm with 3 starters, grilled vegetables, scrambled eggs with sausage, and clam chowder. Then Cod bisque. Followed by an assortment of deserts. One bottle of red plus one bottle of white with the meal and one bottle of water (untouched). A coffee and brandy back on the terrace. Free parking and free wifi. Total bill for 5 hours eating and drinking for two 58 Euros.
    Not much chance of being gassed as no one knows where it is. I may stay here a couple of days. Here is the food.
     

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    Here is the place.
     

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    All looks great:thumb:
     
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    Looks wonderful :thumb: ::bigsmile:
     
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    Have a safe trip Snowbird:thumb:
     
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    Cook and I have an agreement. When on long term quarters, she cooks, sometimes. When on the road we eat out. In these matters she always trusts my judgement ::bigsmile:.
     
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    good god i feel hungry now::bigsmile: Have a safe trip:winky:
     
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    I dont know how the hell they got planning permission to build that restaurant there, right slap bang in the middle of the national park, but am happy they did.
     

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    that's brill that watt we do would not call that being a free loading tosser the one that slag off watt we do are missing out big time brill:thumb:
     
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    But WHERE exactly is the place so we can all enjoy it.
     
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    Ah yes...Am sure it would stay just as lovely with the carpark full of motorhomes. I did use to post my finds but had to stop as every time I turned up there was a height barrier there or a no camping sign. I post now just to prove that sometimes being a freeloader can be an enjoyable experience.
     
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    In that case lets keep everything a secret and we won't need this forum. :Doh:

    What are the chances of lots of us turning up at the same time. None.
     
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    Wot! No chips:Doh:


    Looks very good Dave:thumb:
     
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    Looks and sounds great.

    I love the journey from the Med to Northern Spain.

    Some of the rock formations are stunning, almost pyramid like.

    I think next year I might tour the Rioja region.

    If you get a chance stop somewhere near Navarette and sample the local rioja Crianza. I think its called Navarras or something like that.
     
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    That looks my kinda place:Cool: ya lucky gits::bigsmile:
     
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    Who do you think your kidding Dave ! That's Cloudend behind you :thumb:
     
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    You know Derek, I thought just the same when I first saw it. Maybe thats why I feel so at home here :thumb:.
     
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    i came up the sierra nevada national park and several others on the way from southern med to santander . you just follow the smallest roads on the map and find lovely places .
    dave gave enough info for you to go and have your own adventure .
    dont use a sat nav . get a good map. i like cepsa mapamax . of spain and portugal . follow white roads or ones with the green scenic markings . go on have an adventure .expore it all.
     
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    Spoken like a true traveller :thumb:. By the way Al, not many mohomes up here :thumb:.
     
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    we tried to visit as many as we could ending with dropping down the peco,s de europa . came up the right side of madrid then across to the peco,s . followed the route of don quixote for awhile . was brilliant. the rivers, lakes ,mountains . make it special .and it was turning green as well. visited as many villages as we could .had a great trip . shame its so cold in winter ,we could spend months exploring .
     
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