The amount of planning this trip has taken has been inordinate on a daily basis and I can take no credit for that. Thank you Paul.
The cost of the whole two months has been good as we have taken advantage of lower season prices, ACSI discount and not eaten out. We return feeling fitter and healthier and having seen so many wonderful places either for the first time or again.
Town, Site, Nights
A) La Redondela, Camping Playa Taray, 3 nights
B) Malaga, Valle Niza Playa, 1
C) Balerma, Mar Azul, 5
D) San Jose, Los Escullos, 7
E) Mojacar, El Quinta, 2
F) Isla Plana, Los Madriles, 5
G) Oliva, Kiko Park, 2
H) Albarracín, Cuidad de Albarracín, 3
I) Arbizu, Eco, 1
J) Castro Urdiales, Camping de Castro, 2
Would we recommend a longer break? We certainly would and would love to do it again despite missing people back home.
It has been quite simply so much fun!
We leave Albarracín under blue skies and head towards the coast intending two longer stops before Castro Urdiales near Santander. The first site though is really run down and complete with emaciated kittens so we patch up the battery compartment on the van which has fallen down en route, track down the terrible smell of gas and drive on.
Our next site is at Camping Arbizu Eco and is nicely placed in the mountains with adjacent woolly sheep and eagles flying overhead. It is misty, cold and a shock after all the lovely weather we have been so fortunate in having. So it’s back to the winter clothes for us.
We are lucky the next day to hitch up in the dry although the eagles seem to have decided to stay hidden in the clouds. We drive on to our final site at Camping de Castro perched above Castro Urdiales with views towards Bilbao. The approach past the bullring, a line of parked cars, a tiny tunnel under the motorway and then a narrow steep lane with no passing places is truly terrible. Brilliant views across the bay though and lovely sandy beaches which we share on a walk with a few dog walkers.
So far we have had rain, hail, thunder, lightening, sleet and a little sun. I’m cooking a tomato sauce and then packing for the cruise! It is Santander to Portsmouth tomorrow if we get down the lane again past the grumpy farmer.