Maussane les Alpilles is a lovely, but gentrified, small commune that has a wonderful feel to it, especially at this time of year. A small square, bustling with locals, sitting in the cafes, the fountains and statues adding to the ambiance. A local boules match added to the spectacle, we knew it wasn't as easy… Continue reading Packing It In – 10 days
Category: The Visa Tour 2022-2023
Travelling over 90 days!
Heading out for a ‘potter’… right?
We sat in the Velosol cafe in Xaló, Jalon, being bike shamed by the 'smart road bike' brigade in their lycra, but enjoying a rewarding drink all the same. Being of the mountain bike variety, we were clearly funny to the groups of touring clubs, many of which we'd passed on what seemed to be… Continue reading Heading out for a ‘potter’… right?
Cycling Over Lemons
So, who knew that Paloma Faith was named after a pigeon? One of the wonders of our nomad lifestyle is stumbling across curiosities and new events. The world of "Columbicultura" ticks all the boxes. Riding back from Murcia we spotted loads of coloured birds in the sky, flitting in and out of a specific tree.… Continue reading Cycling Over Lemons
The Burial of the Anchovy
No, this isn’t the title of Jigsaw’s latest play, following the success of ‘Cat on a Long Thin Lead’, nor have we found a long lost Shakespeare, it actually marks the tragic end of our Malaga Carnival Season and the traditional start of Lent. Many places in Spain burn a sardine, Malaga maybe likes to… Continue reading The Burial of the Anchovy
Cava, Cathedrals and Caving In
We've been here a few weeks now, the weather has been 'mixed' to say the least, and just about to get wet again, so much for Temperature Tourism! So what have we been up to?! Other than drinking Cava and Cerveza, we've been Jo and Janet Tourista! Exploring the area more we discovered some sea… Continue reading Cava, Cathedrals and Caving In
It’s a Cat’s Playground
After a stint off grid we headed to Ronda nearby for some on grid and headed out for what ended up being a muddy and downright torturous ride. Google maps must have had a hiccup the day it classified some of what we encountered, as roads! Far from it, and to cap it all, Cueva… Continue reading It’s a Cat’s Playground
Call the Midwife!
There's worse places in the world to catch the flu than a campsite on a beach near Tarifa so that's what The Tall One decided to do. The day after Christmas he came down with it really bad, only just managing to summon the energy to walk the 50m down the steps to the sand… Continue reading Call the Midwife!
From the Rock to the Kasbah
Jigsaw would really like Morocco, there are cats everywhere, mostly feral but contrary to what we'd expect, cats seem to be revered and we saw plenty of fussing, feeding and general kindness shown. Many just lazing around and being left to themselves, with dreamer paw twitches and whisker flinches. Some of the more entrepreneurial cats… Continue reading From the Rock to the Kasbah
Jigsaw and Gibraltar do ‘England’
Writing this blog from a very wet and windy Tarifa, it was tempting to be really childish.... The Germans who called us 'The English Mutants' back in the days of the Covid, are here for their annual 5 month stint, and I was tempted to name this one 'The German Losers' having not done so… Continue reading Jigsaw and Gibraltar do ‘England’
Cat on a Long Thin Lead
So here we go again, taking to the roads in the van and seas in a small pea green boat, well actually an Irish Ferry to Dublin followed by a larger vessel to Bilbao. An unusual route for folks as travelled as us we know, but it was all for Jigsaws benefit. Her desire to… Continue reading Cat on a Long Thin Lead