Todays lesson is…”Respect The Ride”

Easter in Portugal was spent with our very dear friends Tim and Sue at their home in Paderne on The Algarve.  My plan was to start our trip back with a long ride. After a week or more of fairly short jaunts on the bike I was looking at a longer distance using a fairly…

Ribadeo to Santiago de Compostela and beyond

This is certainly a post I was not planning to write but very often the best laid plus go awry, the one advantage of travelling with the motorhome is that if the description of your destination does not match reality you can move on and find another place to stop. Our first stop on this…

To Spain and Portugal

Our first trip in the motor home for 2017 was planned along the north coast of Spain and down the west coast of Portugal with a bit of cycling thrown in. We booked on Brittany Ferries 07:45 sailing from Portsmouth to Santander on the MV Base De Seine which is the economy sailing, advertised as…

Monchique and Cape St Vincent

Monchique With ten days left in Portugal I had time to fit in a couple of rides between sightseeing stops. Kaye was still unable to cycle any distance because of her leg injury so a camp stop in Silves gave me a chance to ride up Monchique, the highest point in the Algarve at 902m.…

From A Wet and Windy Portugal

Blog posts have been a bit thin lately but torrential rain and high winds have stopped play for the day so the computer is on overload. In truth I have not been that inspired travelling down the east coast of Spain but to be fair our exploring has been somewhat limited by Kaye’s leg injury.…

Setubal, Sines and Ourique

Well unfortunately there is nothing to write about Setubal as we did not stay there long enough. In truth this was our first mistake in Portugal, but as we also missed it as a stopover on our sailing trip we had little knowledge of the area. As we weaved through the city the traffic was…

Figuera Da Foz and Peniche

Figuera Da Foz was another town we visted when sailing down to the Algarve but on that occasion we were stormbound for two weeks with rain every day, high winds and mountainous seas so it was different to see it in the sunshine. The Hotel Costa Da Prata supplied a fabulous view from our 5th…