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Europe 2013 Tour

The overall aim was to visit western France, the Spanish Pyrenees, sample a short stretch of the Mediterranean coast in Catalonia, then aim to visit friends in Italy (a short drive from the French border) via the South of France. We would then work our way back to the Channel via Eastern France. The idea […]

Poppies growing in the wheat on the Canal du Midi, south of Carcassonne

1. FRANCE – Brittany to Spain

THUR 13 JUNE 2013 Following several days spent on modifications to the van, including security improvements, we were very relieved to receive good news concerning the health of a member of our family, and we immediately started making plans for the first European trip in our van. The following day was a big day for […]

View of L'Escala from beach bar at Empuries

2. SPAIN – Catalonia

SAT 22 JUNE 2013 After leaving Argeles-sur-Mer in the sunshine, we decided against the scenic coastal road south to Spain, mainly to avoid spending too much of a promising day driving, and reluctantly took the A9 motorway (and paid more tolls!). We also decided it would be nice to ‘settle down’ and base ourselves in […]