What’s this blog, then?
This blog’s about our life on the open road.
Who are we? Adrian and Ellie and a big red campervan.
Where are we? We’re on the road. Somewhere. Or will be, soon.
Where are we going? Ask us tomorrow or the next day.
Where have we been, and what have we done? That’s what this blog’s about.
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Monthly Archives: June 2011
– or – How Ellie and Adrian got hammered and nearly left under a cloud… June 23rd is St João’s eve – the evening of the feast day of St John the Baptist. Big business around these parts. We’d had … Continue reading
We crossed into Portugal on the ferry across the wide Minho river which marks the northern border with Spain. We had woken to an overcast morning, but cliché or not, the sun came out as we landed on the Portuguese … Continue reading
Wild horses dragged us out of bed early on a Sunday morning in Baiona after all. We’d heard about curros – local round ups of wild horses with associated partying – in certain areas of Galicia in May and June … Continue reading
After the disappointments of the North, and the excesses of Santiago, we promised ourselves a few days relaxing on the coast, doing not very much. We’d found a likely-looking site in the camping guide, near Pontevedra, heading towards the Portuguese … Continue reading
Even if you don’t quite swallow the myths about how Santiago de Compostela was founded, with the body of the Apostle being taken by boat to Galicia in a “miraculous” seven days after his beheading in the Holy Land, then … Continue reading
West of Astorga, near Ponferrada, there’s the remains of Roman mining activity – for gold. North-West Spain was one of their main sources, so they weren’t afraid to throw some engineering and muscle power at the excavations. It’s difficult to … Continue reading
Gentle bimbling from the Picos via some of the Cordella Cantabrica mountains and flooded valleys brought us to the road to León, and in to the city for late afternoon. After finding the dedicated overnight campervan parking area (a corner … Continue reading
The Picos aren’t big – the whole national park is only about 40km by 40km, and they aren’t exactly stand-alone, running almost seamlessly into the Cordilla Cantabrica range on one side and the Basque mountains heading towards the Pyrenees on … Continue reading
We have been out of access to fully update the blog for a while as you may have noticed. When we have had access it has been unreliable and/or we’ve been too tired to write. So here’s an update of … Continue reading
In case you were wondering. We’ve been somewhat lax over the last week, compounded by intermittent web access. But the next installment is on the way, honest.