Pyrenees and Costa Brava

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To France via the tunnel, then down the West Coast and crossing the Spanish border into the Pyrenees. Wending eastwards through the mountains to the Costa Brava coast north of Barcelona. Returning home through central France.
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  • May23

    Tunnelled into France

    May 23, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌫 7 °C

    We had a trouble free journey to the tunnel and managed to catch an earlier train giving us a bit of a head start on the journey down to the Pyrenees. I have never seen the train so empty, we ate onboard, well you need to fill the time somehow. Weather is good on this side of the channel, traffic is light so hoping to make a little bit of progress on the journey. We finally stop at Gaillefontaine just north of Rouen. Tonight's stay Free.Read more

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  • May24

    Rouen to Poitiers

    May 24, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    We started our journey heading towards Rouen negotiated the town very well and then headed towards Nonancourt where we stopped for a cuppa on route to Le Man's. We carry on to our next overnight stay at Mirebeau on a nice little site just outside the town, tonight's site costs 12 Euro's. Casualty of the day, Martin has shut his phone in the door, smahing the screen and is banana shaped looking very poorly! Off for a walk into town.Read more

  • May25

    Poitiers to Pau

    May 25, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    After birthday boy had opened his cards we set off for the third and last mamouth driving day, we want to get as near to Pau as we can. Everything started well and we were making good progress until we got held up on the motorway for an hour due to an accident. We finally make it to tonight stopover at Arzacqarraziget just north of Pau. Cost of stay Free.Read more

  • May26

    Over the Border

    May 26, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    As soon as we crossed the border the weather seemed to change for the better, blue skies and warmer temperatures. The scenery on this side of the border is just as stunning but less green in places. After a spot of lunch at Biescus we carry on to our next overnight stay at Ainsa, we have decided to stay here for 2 nights and enjoy the weather and rest.Read more

  • May26

    France to Spain

    May 26, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Setting off for Spain and crossing through the Pyrenees. The weather is not so good today lots of low cloud, once we get nearer the Pyrenees the scenery gets more spectacular, it's very cold and windy on this side of the border.Read more

  • May27

    Ainsa

    May 27, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Today is a day at leisure, after a morning reading and soaking up the sun we decide to walk into the town. We take a footpath across country which brings us out at the old town with fabulous views across the town and river which is a beautiful green/blue colour. We walked down into the new town for a beer before heading home, it's a long walk.Read more

  • May28

    La Seu Urgell

    May 28, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Today we have travelled to La Seu Urgell, we have been uphill and down dale many times and round the bend more than I can mention but the scenery once again was spectacular. We stopped enroute for a spot of lunch and some shopping at Pont De Suet. We arrived in time for a walk around this historic town and found the Olympic Canoeing course which is still in use. Tomorrow we are off to another country which is Andorra, a duty free shopping haven. Really looking forward to that (not, Mart)Read more

  • May29

    Andorra and Ripoll

    May 29, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Today we are going shopping in Andorra a tax free haven and also to fill up with petrol which is supposed to be cheap. Well what can I say, after reading the travel guide, which I will admit is quite old, we were expecting to see lot's of stalls lining the road into the town, what we actually got was lots of traffic signs for Burger King and McDonald's and big supermarkets. We couldn't find anywhere to park so turned round, filled up with petrol, only 1.06 Euro's a litre and left, we gave it a shithole rating of 9. After the diss appointment we continued on to Ripoll to see what the overnight parking was like, decided not to stay here but did have a nice walk around the town.Read more

  • May29

    St Joan De Les Abdresses

    May 29, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    We have moved on to this quaint little town, the parking is much more pleasant and we even have a view from the motorhome of the medieval bridge. Any nearer we would be parked on the bridge itself. Just returned from a very nice evening stroll around this very old town.Read more

  • May30

    Calella Palafrugell

    May 30, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    We have arrived at our next destination and we have decided to stay for a couple of nights. After a quick lunch we had a walk into the town and along the prom, what else, the colour of the sea is beautiful real blue/green and so clear. We stop off for a beer before heading back for a sit and a read, tomorrow we will explore properly.Read more