Three days ago we drove the 176 miles to get to where we have decided would be our winter stop over place. So, we are at El Campello. Our address for the next 3 months is :- Costa Blanca Camping
Attention Jack and Elaine Rouse
C/ Convento 143 – 03560
The website of Costa Blanca Camping is http://www.campingcostablanca.com so you can look for yourself what is here. We chose a smaller site in a smaller town quite deliberately and we are pleased with our choice. The owners and the people in the office are very obliging and unusually, the bar / snack bar and the swimming pool stay open all year. Town is less than a 1/4 hour away walking and the beach is about the same. There are lots of Supermarkets in town so there is a lot of choice and Aldi is only a 5 minute walk from the front gate. There is a small gymnasium which can be used without charge and wi fi is free and we can use it from inside the motor home but to skype then we would have to go near the bar. Or perhaps in the bar with a bit of luck.
From the centre of El Compello we can access the train, the tram or the bus network and then we can go anywhere and we intend to use all these transport options to thoroughly investigate this whole area even up to Barcelona. We have set up our camp and we have even set up our awning with it’s own electricity supply. We have had a thorough sort out of the van after the ten weeks of travelling around. We watch with interest other people setting up their satellite dishes. The Dutch man who arrived yesterday was today perched perilously on a full set of ladders trying to get a signal over the trees in front of him. Meanwhile Elaine and I chat, write blogs, play cards, read and no longer rely on a box for our entertainment. I have not watched tv for the whole ten weeks and Elaine has watched one episode of British Bake Off and one Strictly show and the result show on the Sunday and we have survived.
The biggest desaster that has happened to us is that Elaine’s kobo ( her e book) gave up the ghost a few weeks ago. You can only buy a Kobo from W H Smiths and they will not post anything out to a foreign country. Luckily someone is buying one and then bringing it out here when they come for a holiday.
Because Elaine had loaded her Kobo in preparation for our trip then she has not resorted to buying a Kindle which are readily available here.
We have just been reading the two English free papers for this area and they are full of crimes and stuff going on in the larger places up and down the coast so maybe that is all the more reason why we have made a good decision to stop here.
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