The big news for us is that Tom and Jo have gone back to England for personal reasons and because they wanted to surprise some of their family then I have held back writing my blog until we knew that they had arrived home and everybody in their family knew. They left here on Sunday morning and Tom drove the whole day to get to Bilbao ready for an early embarkation on Monday morning. They had previously managed to get a much in demand dog friendly cabin for the crossing so I am sure Taz (the dog) had a much happier experience than he had on the way over to Spain when he had to travel in the kennels with all the other dogs.
We are going to miss the pair of them but we know they were right to go back to England now it will just be Elaine and I that will continue on on our trip around Europe. We are going to spend the next two days travelling up to Collieure in France to go and spend a little time with my friend Paul Ridley. Paul and his friends sometimes meet at a bar after work and they call it the “6 o/c Club”and Elaine and I are looking forward to renewing our membership after the great visit we had with Paul last year. Our intention is that when we leave Paul we will continue across France and then head towards the Italian Lakes and hopefully the weather will be kind and begin to warm up there because we have got quite used to the nice warm weather of Spain.
It is very hard to explain how we all felt when we returned to this campsite having stayed here last year. I explained on the last blog how we surprised Roy and Susan as soon as we arrived and how we were greeted by people that we had met last year. Tom and Jo have already booked a pitch so they return here this coming October and intend to see out next winter amongst the friends they have made here. For the last few weeks we have been seeing the regulars pack up their motorhomes and caravans and each time we all bid them farewell as they make their way back home. The site is emptying out and there are lots of vacant pitches but the Spanish arrive at the weekends and suddenly the site is full of life with the kids enjoying the freedom and Spanish adults appearing to compete with each other as to who can speak the loudest. We have spent lots of time with Roy and Susan and the six of us have had lots of good times and the Spanish probably talk to each other about how loud we are.
We have loved our time here in El Campello and we enjoyed the mad functions that have been put on by the bar, here at the campsite. Now that we are going to be on the road again then the blog will continue to report our adventures and our travels but in the meantime here are a few pictures of some of the things we have got up to whilst we have been here.