Spain

colin on February 5th, 2015

Well, I have my new laptop and Sandra has her new iPad air. Very nice, too. And here we are on the boat in Devizes getting ready to start cruising. Some mornings the water around the boat has turned to ice, and is a 1/4 inch thick. It’s cold! So Sandra suggested, “Why don’t we […]

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colin on December 5th, 2013

Last night we parked in a side-street in the town of Ronda. Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Spain, having been founded in about the 7th century BC, and later incorporated first into the Roman world, then the Moors. It’s situted on a high plateau, which explains it’s value to the Romans, et […]

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colin on December 2nd, 2013

Well, I figured, how could I come to Seville and not see it’s most famous resident. And although he was quite unaware that I was there, at least you’re not. I’m referring of course, to Christopher Columbus. His mausoleum, which looks a lot like a wooden box carried by four pallbearers is right there in […]

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colin on December 1st, 2013

Our mornings seem to be starting later and later. This morning we got out of bed about 8:30am, then realised that actually it was 9:30am as we hadn’t twigged to the idea that Portugal was on UK time, Spain is on European time. So we headed off for central Seville at about 11:30, actual local […]

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colin on October 25th, 2013

From our overnight stop, we went a few miles downhill to the town of Potes. Don’t ask me to pronounce it Potes is a quaint little village with a lovely “waterfront” area and an old mill and bridge to round of the beautiful scenery. The town is heavily into servicing the tourist industry, both domestic […]

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colin on October 24th, 2013

Frankly, we didn’t have much of a clue as to where we wanted to go when we came here. Just bought some maps, guide books, and figured we’d work it out as we went along. So when you stumble upon something serendipitously, it’s much more fun. This was one of those days. Looking at Northern […]

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colin on October 22nd, 2013

We arrive in Spain, at Santander, and cautiously follow the other traffic as they leave the ferry. Surprisingly, I find that I adjust to driving on the right very quickly. Still, until totally relaxed, it’s best to take it easy. Our first stop is Santilliana del Mar, about 30km along the coast to the west….

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colin on October 21st, 2013

Finally, we’re away! On 20th October, we drove onto the ferry for the 22 hour crossing to Santander, Spain. I’ll let the video speak for itself, and add some more when I get time. Finding it really difficult to get internet access here in Spain. I bought an international card in the UK before we […]

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