Leaving the aire at Guitiriz early, we were in A Coruña by 10am. There’s a car park there, by the Tower of Hercules, which has dedicated parking for motorhomes which still had some free spaces. On the downside, you have to drive right through the city centre to get there, which wasn’t much fun in … Read more


We made an early-ish start this morning in an effort to try and get a parking spot in Santiago de Compostela before it got too busy, but even by 10AM, the place was heaving, with loads of congestion. After spending half an hour trying to find a parking space near to the centre of town, … Read more


We left Portugal for the last time bright and early yesterday morning. Our destination was an aire on the edge of a small town called Boiro, north of Vigo on the Atlantic coast. We were 50:50 as to whether to go to Vigo, and in the end decided against it due to the lack of … Read more

From Cáceres to Porto

The Route Leaving Cáceres we took the road north towards Salamanca, and then turned west into Portugal to follow the River Douro to Porto. The route was planned using, an excellent resource where motorhomers can add stopovers and post reviews and photos of sites – a bit like TripAdvisor. The places we picked were … Read more


We arrived in Cáceres on the bank holiday Monday, and drove through the town centre on our way to the campsite. As expected everywhere was closed, so we decided that we’d stay on the site for the rest of the day, and catch the bus into town the next morning. The campsite was well laid … Read more


Mérida sits around 60km to the east of Badajoz, upstream on the River Guadiana, the river which forms the southern part of the Spain-Portugal border. It took about an hour to drive across, under dirty grey skies and through the accompanying rain, but luckily for us the rain had subsidised by the time we parked … Read more


When writing last night’s update, we were parked up in the main square at Estremoz, waiting for the Eurovision music to be switched off. Well they did switch it off, but not long afterwards a band started playing in a hall near the square – we’re not sure whether it was a concert or some … Read more

El Rocío Day Two

This morning we went for a walk into El Rocío. It’s a religious town whose focal point is the Hermitage of El Rocío, which is the end point of a pilgrimage attracting around a million pilgrims a year. It’s all a bit much to try and explain it all here, so if you’d like to know … Read more

El Rocío

We weren’t meant to be in El Rocío until tomorrow night, but it’s been one of those days!  We left the overnight car park in Sevilla bright and early this morning, and 30 minutes later we were in a Carrefour hypermarket where we could actually park the van outside. It was huge – probably larger … Read more