Monday 20th February
Today it’s time to move on to our next site Camping Roqetas, near Almería.
But first we need to get the van out of the tightest pitch I have ever stayed in, with the help of a lovely couple we met on site, Val and Howard Staniforth, we managed to get on our way.
El Jardin was a pleasant site with great access to a lovely beach and cycle paths, however I was pleased to get out on to the open road.
We had phoned brother Gary up the day before to wish him a happy birthday, and when we mentioned our next destination, he started singing “is this the way to Almería”, his take on the Tony Chrisie/Peter Kay song, now every time we go past a road sign, that’s all we can think about !
The drive down was longer than anticipated, as it was VERY windy and whilst up in the hills,I was a little nervous.
The service stations always seemed to at the top of a very high hill, which only made the wind that much stronger, during one break, we pulled in to the empty lorry park, (the only place you can park with a caravan on tow) and a lorry with load of pigs pulled up right next to us, this made for an aromatic lunch break !
We arrived at Camping Roquetas at about 5 in the evening, and have got our selves set up in a much larger pitch, which was far easier to get on to.
The beach here is within easy walking, distance and although windy, a great place to have the cobwebs blown out !
Whilst driving out and about we stopped to admire the view, and I noticed an unusual number plate on a motorhome
I got talking to the guy, and he told us he had been on the road for 5 years, starting in Canada then on to North America, all around South America, across and around Australia. He started off on a motorbike before deciding a motorhome was by far the most comfortable way to travel !
I thought we were being adventurous, however I can’t see Jane and I spending 7 days digging ourselves out of the Bolivian salt flats, as had happened to him !