2018 Trip to Spain Begins

We have finally managed to get away this year, following a couple of false starts due to unexpected work commitments & sudden extreme Winter weather.

And, now on our 6th day, I have finally managed to make a start on our blog. In my defence, up until yesterday evening we have been constantly driving and/or I’ve had quite a lot of work to be getting on with.

So, 900 miles later we have finally picked up at the point last year where we stopped heading South and turned Westward due to the heat. If all goes well you should be able to see our route in the photos below.

We are currently in the “largely undiscovered area of Matarraña, an area of abundant wildlife, medieval villages, waterfalls, rivers, and constant views of an ancient mountain range.” What’s not to love about that lot? We’re about to find out for ourselves.

But I’m getting ahead of myself, what of the last 5 days. My summary begins as follows, but please bear with us as we play catch-up:

• Evening boat to St Malo. Drove just South of Rennes to a pleasant aire at Messac overlooking a small marina on the Nantes Brest canal

• Day 1 – Made good progress South, then took a sudden executive decision to head across the Dordogne for a change of scenery. Completely coincidentally found ourselves outside the chateau in Charras which was where we stayed on our first ever French holiday as a family of 4. How strange was that? Kept on driving and overnighted at the beautiful town of Bourdeilles, right next to the river

More to follow shortly…

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9 thoughts on “2018 Trip to Spain Begins

  1. Good to know you survived the Beast from the East. We are still in southern France and it looks like spring is finally here to stay. Staying at Moissac until 1st April for a 2-week fishing break at Lac de l’Uby by Barbotan-les-Thermes (Gers). Enjoy Spain and hope you find those croissants In Lidl. Bonne route!

    1. We didn’t leave Jersey until the weather had settled. We’re now enjoying a very pleasant climate in Aragón – not too cold not too warm! – just how we like it! We are enjoying Spain again thank you, but reckon those special brioche croissants won’t feature as they clearly proved to be a Galician Lidl only thing😢
      Carry on enjoying Moissac.

      1. No, too much of Spain we haven’t seen! – it’s so big! – which is great as we won’t run out of places to see in a hurry! You have had it warm there today. We’ve been a lower temperature here, but suits us happily. We melt in the heat! We’ve been t-shirts too behind glass, and popped a jumper on to explore. Sat in t-shirts now on board at almost 7pm, so can’t complain! Very nice indeed!

  2. Well Done M&S for ensuring the blogging is back on track, look forward to more updates and pictures enjoy the Journey.

    K&T

    On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 12:43 PM, Random Motorhome Travels wrote:

    > Michael and Sophie posted: “We have finally managed to get away this year, > following a couple of false starts due to unexpected work commitments & > sudden extreme Winter weather. And, now on our 6th day, I have finally > managed to make a start on our blog. In my defence, up until” >

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