A Road Trip Adventure: Driving Through Spain with a Caravan, kids and Dogs
|Crossing the Pyrenees - a grand affair|
|A beautiful morning welcome to Spain|
Our next driving stint and the kids were starting to miss a bit of space to play so luckily the weather was slowly improving the further South we got! Had we got the chance to get the awning out at a few of our stops I'm sure this would have been less of an issue.
The next excitement was spotting various toros (Spanish bulls) on the hills.
|A lone Toro on the hilltop|
|Bow enjoying the view at Vilanova Park|
|View from our window at Vilanova Park|
The dog's proved a popular addition to the play park the next day with the Spanish holiday makers. Again giving me a great chance to practice my basic Hola!, Gracias and Adios Spanish!
Alas we sadly had no chance to explore the area so we were off again to our next stop Camping Playa Tropicana in Castellon. Having been taken down a very narrow lane by Google maps (seriously would it kill them to have an option to select 'also towing a bloody massive caravan' when using their direction planner??) I discovered that this has to be my favourite site of all the ones we stayed in, situated almost on the beautiful sandy beach the sun was shining and the place spotless and friendly. We were helped into our space by a lovely German couple opposite us. We found negotiating the caravan into some of the pitches on busier sites is not an easy feat and were really appreciative of the help offered from other residents.
Pitched right by the entrance we had access to a well stocked shop and a stroll to the beach which was of course our first stop!
|A refreshing view - luscious lemon tree outside our window|
|Heading to the beach - bliss|
|Bucket at the ready....|
|The beach was like a tonic, leaving all the cold and rain behind|
|Interesting entrance to the Marjal site.|
Our last night in the caravan was lovely, the kids were excited to reach the new villa we would be calling home for the next 5 months and to having more space, myself and my husband meanwhile were having mixed feelings about leaving the caravan; it had been such a wonderful, liberating experience not to mention challenging and it had gone so fast.
Our final drive to Mojacar felt really special an achievement in fact, we've finally stopped procrastinating and started on a journey of travel and adventure!