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In 2015, we are travelling through UK and Europe by motorhome. From Australia, arriving in London in February we start our journey...
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The North Coast of Spain

posted by Cathy    9 May 2015    North Coast Spain - Gijon to A Coruna, AND Spanish Coast and into Portugal

The weather was overcast as we continued along the Spanish coast from Gijon to A Coruna. Our immediate challenge was to find a laundromat/lavenderia which was NOT easy. Funnily enough though, once we found one we kept seeing them all over the place! The roads in Spain are pretty amazing with their motorways having numerous very high viaducts, tunnels through mountains and bridges everywhere. Highlights were the rugged Cantabrico Coast, The Cathedrals (rock formations a bit like The Great Ocean Road in Australia) and the coastal cities of Gijon and A Coruna. We finally saw some sunshine as we travelled the north-west coast of Spain from A Coruna to Portugal. It was great to explore this different culture and interact with the locals as best we could with our limited language skills. Highlights were A Coruna and Noia and the lovely coastal drive in this part of the world. We stopped at numerous beaches for short walks and tried some interesting and delicious local foods. The red wines were a favorite! Missed the last Blog Entry? See all entries on the Trips and Photos page..

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From France into Spain...

posted by Peter    21 April 2015    North of La Rochelle to South of Bordeaux AND Cote d'Argent France and into Spain

We continue south along the west coast of France to La Rochelle, Bordeaux then we stop at Biscarrosse for the night. The highlights were the amazing churches you stumble across in small towns, La Rochelle's wine and food tasting expo, Bordeaux's buildings and the giant sand dune, Dune du Pilat. We have now mastered shopping and getting diesel in France and basic greetings (although we don't get too many words out before they realise we speak English and switch to that). So much for our efforts at French!

We were still travelling down the coast of France but now we were almost into Spain. After Biscarrosse Campsite we stopped at some of the other beaches, then the town of Bayonne before crossing into Spain and stopping for a couple of days in San Sebastian, which we loved! The coast of Spain was really interesting as was getting used to the language. The weather was still overcast but little enough rain so as not to slow us down at all. Loving Spain! Missed the last Blog Entry? See all entries on the Trips and Photos page.

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What's this travel site about?

  • We love to travel and want to share our photos and experences with you.
  • Are you planning similar trips and holidays? The information on this site will be particularly useful for those who are planning a roadtrip, around Australia, New Zealand or UK and Europe.
  • Our home base is Queensland so we never let a holiday go by without trying somewhere new like a houseboat around Moreton Bay, sailing a catamaran around the Whitsunday Islands, camping and bush walking through rainforests or 4WD-ing at Fraser Island. Please Explore our Aussie Holiday site...

Aussie Holidays

  • Discover Australia by following our real life adventures as we take every holiday opportunity to see as much of Australia as we can. Our motto is to see Australia first and we have done our best to live up to that.
  • We love travelling, not only to the usual tourist destinations but also off-road to some of the more inaccessible and spectacular scenic areas that Australia has to offer.
  • This country is very diverse and we aim to see it all. Our longest adventure was a road trip around Australia for nearly 7 months. NOT LONG ENOUGH! We are already planning the next one which will be 12 months.

Overseas Holidays

  • Australian holidays are the focus of this website BUT of course we don't just holiday around Australia.
  • We have most recently been on a cruise around the Pacific Islands of New Caledonia, to Vanuatu, Fiji, New Zealand, Alaska and Canada.
  • In 2015 we set off on the BIG TRIP to UK and Europe for 12 months in a Motorhome.
  • Armed with a digital camera we always take WAY too many photos so culling them down to put up on the website sometimes takes a while. Check regularly for TRIPS AND PHOTOS .