A new day and we planned to go to the Abbey of Saint-Roman which is near Nimes and Avignon. Only one and a half hour drive on a beautiful day again. It also called the Aiguille uplands on the lower valley on the right bank of the Rhone river.
Apparently in the 5th century, hermits who were disciples of Saint Romanus settled on this rock. Anyway in the 7th or 8th century the eastern monastic style of the desert Fathers of Egypt adopted the teachings of Saint Benedict and became a Benedictine Abbey.
We could see the Abbey Chapel, Cave tomb on the terrace, monk’s living quarter, a medieval wine press and much more. Well worth the visit.
We found a nice place to stop at Ste-Marie-Plage, just north of Perpignan with a lovely and clean sand beach. Also the camp side was great and first class. We had direct access to the beach and it took us only a minutes walk. Weather could be not better.
Very clean beach
We had the swimming pool for our self. Hardly any people there.
Camp side between the trees and very quiet.
Arriving in the Alps on our annual vacation, we are very fortunate with fresh snow. this has given us the opportunity to test the Nokian Hakkapeliitta in their full potential.
We had no snow chains with us, despite it being mandatory on the roads with which we have driven through. Even driving down the mountains we had no issues.
We are very happy with the tyres and of course with the Land Cruiser.
We have definitely made the right choice with the brand of winter tyre used.
This years excursion will be shorter than usual, taking us firstly to the Alps, then on to the highlight of the trip – the Buschtaxi 2015 gathering. The gathering takes place in Storndorf, Germany in mid-September. Depending on the weather conditions we will likely go to the Swiss, Italian and Austrian Alps. My plan is to update the blog as often as I can, at least with a line or two and hopefully some decent photographs.
The Landcruiser is almost completely ready, with just a few last minute essentials (like wine and beer) to load.
We arrived at the Ferry Port in Santander with some time to spare. We have visited the City and also managed to squeeze a Harbour round trip on a boat in. Coincidently our Brittany Ferry “Cap Finistere” arrived on the same time and we had a look while the boat sailed by. The weather is very good to us and with a temperature of 32 degrees Celsius it was a nice end to our time away.
We are back in Spain again. To be precise we in Ribadesella Playa, wich is in the region of Asturias in the north of the Country. The area is magnificent and very pictures. The coast is a paradise and there is so much to discover. Unfortunately we have to move on tomorrow but we have tried to fit in so much as possible. Here are a view photos to look at.
We left Benidorm and was heading south-west to Malaga in southern Spain. the weather was fantastic, you could not ask for anymore. We managed to travel in good tome and after a shot stop for a small bite and a Coffee over in the Sierra Nevada we arrived in Malaga at dusk.