We spent the morning driving to Medinaceli. It’s a very pretty old town dating from Roman times, and it’s on the top of a really steep climb. There’s a Plaza Mayor, churches, a castle and lots of little passageways to wander through.  Tonight we’re having dinner in the van, and we’ll go for a wander … Read more


Today we moved on to a town called Cascante, about an hour and a half’s drive south of Logroño. The weather has been glorious, with clear blue skies and temperatures of 16° – the first decent weather we’ve had since setting off on our travels. We stopped off at a small pueblo called Rincón de … Read more

A day out in Logroño

We set the alarm nice and early this morning (7:30am) so that we could get the bus into Logroño. The great thing about being on a camp site is being able to use the showers. Whilst we have a shower in the van, it gets a bit cosy and uses up lots of precious water. … Read more


I’m afraid today’s post is going to be a bit short and sweet. We had accumulated a big pile of laundry, and the van badly needed a spring clean inside, so we’ve booked ourselves into a camp site in Navarrete, not far from Logroño in the Rioja region, and we’ll be here for a couple … Read more


The theme of today’s blog update is gas and wine. We’re trying to get out of the habit of setting the alarm clock, but we set it for 8am this morning as I’d told Beatriz that we’d call in between 10 and 11 to buy some wine from her. When it’s time to get up, … Read more


The first time I came to Olite was with a group of friends, about five years ago, to visit the Bodegas Ochoa. It was a beautiful sunny weekend coinciding with the town’s annual fiesta,and we all had a great time. Unfortunately for us, Beatriz was in Japan at the time, so we missed her. Given … Read more

Blowing a gale in Pamplona

We’re still in Pamplona, and it’s blowing a gale. It started this morning and hasn’t stopped all day.  According to the forecasts its going to carry on into tomorrow, when it’s going to rain as well. Our high-sided van has been rocking about all over the place, it’s like being on on a boat. It … Read more


Another driving day today. Last night’s site was very good, it had all the facilities we needed, and it was in a quiet area so we got a good night’s sleep in. This morning we sorted out the van (dumped waste, filled up with water, washed windscreen etc) before starting out on the 200 mile … Read more