La Casa Blanca sul Mare

During our winter stay two years ago in Moraira we decided we really liked it . Friendly people, great beaches, some of Spain’s prettiest coastline, brilliant restaurants and not unlike North Berwick where we live, a summer tourist destination but much quieter in the winter months. All these things came into play when decided we…

The search for the Big Five.

Day two We headed inland about an hour to the Huluhuwe iMfolozi  reserve, Sth Africas oldest game reserve and home to the big five. After the incredible sights of the night before we were on a hiding to nothing and expectations were low about sightings  bah humbug!! We headed inland about an hour to the…

What are the chances of seeing something?

We headed north from Durban to St Lucia.  Game Park country!!! the home of the big 5, plus lots of incredible animals and birds. First night was a cruise on the local estuary to see hippo’s and crocodiles…what were the chances.  Driving into St Lucia over the estuary bridge all you had to do was…

Rumble in the Jungle

A wedding invite by friends Clare and Greg timed with a business trip with a South African airline Comair and their Kulula brand  saw us head to Sth Africa  – no dugs this time.  Milo and Ginny got to stay with Janice’s brother Ian and his wife (another Reid) Janice which they loved!! We flew…

The end or an era..well not quite!!!

When we first came to Scotland 14 years ago I told Janice I wanted a motorhome to see this part of the world slowly. We have been lucky to travel a lot but much of mine was business and you never really see much. Traveling in a motorhome without a serious timetable gives you so…

Heading South..Allez!

Its great to be back in France.  Things immediately stand out…they make the best bread in the world, they know how to drive properly and make great roads. The noise coefficient drops by about 40% and it makes driving so much nicer.  brits have no idea how to build great roads! After the Eurotunnel train…

To our winter home!

After a quick stop in Biarritz it was on into Spain.  The shorts T shirts and sandals were out were as temp hit mid to high 20’s. Whilst summer is beautiful in Scotland its only the rare days that you get temps in the Mid 20’s which we just find perfect. We were going to…

Here comes the sun!

After driving in mist and drizzle for two days just as we entered the Cognac region the sun got his hat on! Sunnies oot!  We decided to head all the way to Biarritz just 50ks from the Spanish border about 350ks in all. The obligatory stop  along the way to let the dugs out so…

Vamos! Lets go!

Its that time again…time to go south and follow the sun. As the nights draw in and the temperatures start to drop the warm water and climate beckon. After 14 years on the road this year we are doing something different- we have bought a small villa in Moraira which is about halfway between Valencia…

A quick schlep to Vilanova

In the weeks before we left there was a horrendous storm. High winds pissing rain, the surf at our front gate. I woke on the morning after to find trees leaves and carnage everywhere. I went outside the bungalow to check the motorhome and found this!! Fortunately no damage!! but a bit scary at first…

Adios Moraira, Volveremos!! we will be back!!

Its been a fantastic stay in our little bungalow by the beach. Moraira is a welcoming town and we have met so many friendly people. There are many highlights,  first a visit by Bernice and her twin Belinda ( two of Janices long time friends) Bernice was Milo’s mum previously so he was over the…

Irony!!

After three months of a painful back injury, more stretching exercise than I have ever done in my life I did what I should have done in the first place – find a good chiropractor.  My instincts told me this but they were not followed.  The doc and others said physio is the way to…