Sunset Boys

Joerg and Micha
Does this beautiful photograph need any explanations? It was our first day in Portugal with our friends Anja, Micha and Angela (no not, Ms Merkel!) and the sky was magnificent.

Torre del Mar, Andalusia, Spain

Torre del Mar
Torre is another firm favorite of ours on the Spanish coast. They have, however, fallen somewhat into our bad books as they no longer allow camper vans to park overnight in EMPTY car parks. Very silly is all I have to say – I will spend my Pesetas elsewhere then thank you very much.

La Redondela, Huelva, Spain

La Redondela
I have stopped greeting Spanish men on my walks as they seem to think I'm trying to pick them up! But really, I'm only trying to pick up the really good looking ones... No, I know only greet couples, but that can also be dodgy...

The View from The Loo

The view from our toilet...
Why yes, I do actually know how to lower the tone... Actually, this was The Husbands idea as he seems to think that it's sheer luxury to go in places like this (and no that is not a grammatical error!)

The view from our kitchen
Though I do think the kitchen is nicer...

Mojacar

Our spot in Mojacar
We've been to Mojacar before and I did blog about it last year (you remember of course), but we like it so much we went back again this year. And we love it as much again this year. You can see Alex, our camper van, in the foreground - he's named after Alexander the Great, a name chosen by our wonderful friend Roger because of his enormous size – the van not Roger you silly person!

Peñíscola, Spain

Beautiful Peniscola by night
This is nothing dirty, just the name of a town in Spain. Gabi, who we met in Portugal last year, told me that “cola” means tail in Spanish. I had to visit a town called double tail … It turns out to be absolutely beautiful (quieten down back there) and well worth visiting. Enough already!

Bird of Paradise flower - Strelitzia

Strelitzia on the beachfront
Found this lovely Strelitzia on my walk yesterday and it made me think of home, South Africa.
For more info, look at my favourite wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strelitzia

Navi said to cross this bridge...

cross this bridge?!
Now I don't know about you, but we don't always do what Jane tells us to do. Jane is our sat nav / gps or as she is lovingly called in our car "that crazy woman". She does have some strange ideas about how to get from here to there.

From this...

snow covered roads
to this!
Sopeira Spain

Awesome Autumn

Our pool with views over the hillside
We are having the most amazing autumn here in south west France. September and October have been spectacular which might explain why I haven't posted for so long...na, I didn't think you buy it! Here are some photos from around our little farm with the wonderful autumn sunlight. This first one is of our pool with views across the Gers hillside.