Tag Archives: Spain

Dog Necklace and Free Wifi

(Tierra de Campos from a moving motorhome) Yesterday we travelled through a vast flat landscape, with gently undulating bits for added variety, called Tierra de Campos. The name means Land of Fields and that describes it well. The road we … Continue reading

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I can see our house (van) from here…

(Sunset last night in Portugal) We went to Spain! For twenty minutes. Met a man from Spain. He sold us gas. We are back in Portugal. We have used the gas for showers… our new neighbours are grateful. We are … Continue reading

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You can see Spain from here…

(The view today) We finally moved on from Serpa. We’d been there ten days, the longest time we’ve spent anywhere on this trip. We were still missing it when we arrived at our new spot on the Spanish border… until … Continue reading

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We’re in Portugal!

(We’re here!) We have arrived! Less than a hour’s drive and we’ve crossed the border. We forgot about the time change (we’re now back to Irish time) and went looking for coffee at 9am! But that’s one of the great … Continue reading

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Discomfort Zone

(Freezing grass) It was absolutely freezing when we got up this morning. It was also literally freezing… outside the van. Luckily it was over the 4℃ necessary inside to keep the drinking water inside the tank. We decided in spite … Continue reading

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We have electricity!

(Just as the sun was rising at Ortiguera. Can you see the fishing boat coming home?) We have moved from our lighthouse location overlooking the Bay of Biscay, but before we left I took some pictures as the sun was … Continue reading

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We have a lighthouse!

(Ortiguera. To the right… a little cove…) I hope my photographs can do some justice to the beauty of the place we have found ourselves in today because I am struggling to find words to describe it… Oh and the … Continue reading

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Can I check your oil and water?

(That’s a ginormous sign) We now have a petrol station to add to our locations. I think this is the first time we’ve ever stayed the night at a petrol station, but I know petrol stations… My Dad ran a … Continue reading

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Free Parking with the Elephants

(Our view from the kitchen) We crossed the border into Spain this morning. It rained the entire time and the spray from the other traffic was a bit miserable. We had forgotten that this part of the journey past San … Continue reading

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Crossing the Threshold

The ferry crossing from Rosslare in Ireland to Cherbourg in France takes about 17 hours. We sailed at 8.25pm yesterday and I was in bed by 9pm! I had a plan. (That’s the sun…) At the weekend I had noticed … Continue reading

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Trip to Portugal 2018

(Car park near Rosslare) Tonight we are leaving Ireland for three months. There is one week in March when we have to be in Lisbon but other than that we don’t know where we’re going or when we’ll arrive. What … Continue reading

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What if life was just about being?

I often think about the messages life brings us… not necessarily the hard messages, the illnesses or the problems. But the small warm and gentle encouraging messages. Messages that in a normal day, we can miss. Continue reading

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Stop Talking to Fear

(Very nicely located car park at Entrago) We left Cangas de Onis this morning and set off for our next home. It’s a small village called Entrago, with a car park in the Picos mountain range that allows camper vans to … Continue reading

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The first step…

      (Cangas de Onis. Old Roman Bridge) Home today (Wednesday) is a car park in Cangas de Onis, a very attractive town on the edge of the Picos mountain range in northern Spain. The sun is shining and it’s … Continue reading

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A day in the life…

(A little bit choppy) It’s St. Patrick’s Day as I write and as luck would have it, there’s rain so we feel quite at home! I promised my friend, Julie, ages ago to include the normal day-to-day stuff of life … Continue reading

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Spain in two hour jumps…

(Town of Navajas, from the campsite) We are near the city of Valencia today, in a small town called Navajas. We are travelling through Spain in two-hour jumps and two night stays. So here’s the route… (View from campsite near … Continue reading

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The Rock of Gibraltar

(At the back… Ruby and The Rock) We’ve moved. We’ve left our campsite near Lagos and we’ve left lovely Portugal. We’re in search of a little more warmth and off to somewhere sunny in Spain.  But on the way we … Continue reading

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