Supper in Bilbao, Lunch in Getaria and Breakfast in…..jail?

Bilbao, Spain : October 2017 The camp site we checked into was high up on a hill overlooking Bilbao. It was more a large parking lot for campers; basic and clean but with  a really good view I must admit. I wasn’t mad about the fact that everytime you needed the toilet you had to…

A Highlight in Comillas, El Caprichio de Gaudi.

Cóbreces Cantabria Spain : October 2017 We drove along the coast of Northern Spain from the province of Asturias to the province of Cantabria. The landscape changes to rolling hills and green pastures with glimpses of the coast here and there. We are headed to an aire that we had found on one of our…

Portugal, Spain, Wolves, Fish, Surf & Cider

Puebla de Sanabria Spain : October 2017 Previously on Parsleyspursuits; we had spent a wonderful few hours in the Douro Valley, but needed to get ourselves and ScootR back to Spain as sadly, our trip was sadly drawing to a close, and us suddenly finding a thousand and one spots that we really needed to…

Port in the Douro Valley with a Station?

  Lamego Portugal: October 2017 Leaving Coimbra we headed North, unfortunately the end of our road trip was drawing close and we needed to get back to a Spain. The drive was fairly bleak. We were confronted with the destruction that the fires has wreaked on the surroundings. Driving past burnt trees for kilometers and…

Coimbra goes bats in the library.

Coimbra Portugal : October 2017 Our drive to Coimbra was fairly uneventful and we saw no sign of the fires….until we booked into the campsite and we caught sight and smelt the burnt trees on the slopes behind. Apparently it had been pretty hectic two days ago, when there was a very real danger of…

Fires, rain and blissful ignorance

São Martinho Portugal : October 2017 We are headed up to the Silver Coast of Portugal, as we have previously done a flying visit to Lisbon along with neighboring Cascais and Sintra we are going to give Lisbon a miss this time. I plotted the route and it took us a little too close to…