We’d originally planned to visit Valladolid after leaving Tordesillas, but the weather forecasts were predicting snow over the next few days. As there are no campsites in Valladolid, we decided to drive straight to a campsite in Burgos (ACSI, €20/night) so as to avoid getting caught out in the snow like we did when crossing … Read more

From Strøby to Helsingør

We ended up staying at the campsite in Strøby for four nights, spending most of the time reading in the shade. As we were still able to pick up German Eurosport, we watched the closing stages of the Tour de France, and it was fantastic to see Welshman Geraint Thomas win the yellow jersey. In … Read more

Kvarken Archipelago

The gateway to the Kvarken Archipelago is the Replot Bridge which, at just over a kilometre, is Finland’s longest bridge. The scenery crossing the bridge looked beautiful on this glorious sunny day, with lots of small islands dotted around the deep blue sea. The whole archipelago, comprising 5,600 islands spread over some 200,000 hectares, is … Read more


Malbork is only 80 km (50 miles) from Sopot, so it only took an hour or so (via Lidl) to drive here. In the 13th century Malbork was the capital of the Teutonic State, one of medieval Europe’s most powerful states, and at 59 acres the famous castle still claims to be the largest in the … Read more