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We here are a few words and pictures of our winter trip to the Marjal site in Catral Spain, it is a big site but has everything you need on site, good bike riding area and only 1 mile from town centre and loads of camino roads with no traffic, but you do need transport if you want to get out and about and the public transport is sketchy and infrequent.

Billy no mates at Portsmouth docks.

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Our cabin on Cap Finistere ferry outbound

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Sunset on Marjal.

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Trip to show at Benidorm Palace, fabulous night with great entertainment and food. Stayed over night at the hotel Mediterraneo directly across the road for € 57 for 3 adults.

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Relaxing with a few vino's at the restaurant at the Marjal on the ABBA tribute show night.

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Barbara knocking up some dinner in the awning, notice the vino Blanco for the chef.  Winter Trip to Spain 2016 1662941468

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Most important part of trip, purchasing our vino Rioja for the summer season  Winter Trip to Spain 2016 2823363253

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Can you arrange for delivery please, sure Senor it outside waiting for you  affraid

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Flipping heck, I cannot drag that back to the UK, can you sort another method of delivery please, certainly sir we have arranged it for you  cheers

That will do nicely gracias. 

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Our return cabin was super as well.

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We stopped on our 1st night at Camping Olympia near Salamanca our favorite stopover heading south from Santander, two night stay with great food in the restaurant and a nice site seconds off the free motorway.

2nd Stop was Camping Arco Iris near Madrid, nice pitch with our own private shower,toilet and wash basin on the pitch, but it was a long climb up a big hill from the bar and restaurant from the pitch so we stayed put until morning, the view across to Madrid was stunning from our pitch. Bus stop outside the site to Madrid for anyone wanting to visit the city.

Then the Marjal for 4 weeks which we really enjoyed, we had great weather with only the wind they get that lasted 4 days and drives everyone round the bend, my Kampa Air Awning withstood the wind and actually was brilliant for the four weeks so very pleased with it.

On our return to Bilbao our 1st stop was Camping Riaza 40 miles north of Madrid, beautiful location with stunning mountain views, tired looking after the long winter season but they were trying their best to get the site sorted out, lovely clean warm shower/toilet block with loads of hot water, site will be great when cleaned up and is a walkers/ramblers dream site.

Last stop before the ferry was camping Haro (in Haro) again tired looking after a very cold winter with loads of snow and again the staff working hard to get it back to normal, again great facilities with good hot water and great showers. A lovely town with some great Tapas bars, loads of fine Spanish Buildings and of course the many Bodegas in the Rioja region of Northern Spain, and of course we took advantage of purchasing some of the fine vino's.

Back for the return ferry crossing.

 A total of 2987 road miles with an average of 22 m.p.g (131 gals. Purchased) which for a 4500kg outfit (probably more coming home from Haro Wink ) was a nice surprise, we paid no toll fees as all was on toll free autoroutes. All great trip and looking forward to returning later this year and next year.
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Re: Winter Trip to Spain 2016
Post Tue 22 Mar 2016 - 16:33 by wints
Glad you both had a great time Bob & Barb...Spain wins hands down over the Winter.

Allen
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Re: Winter Trip to Spain 2016
Post Tue 22 Mar 2016 - 16:47 by whistlinggypsy
cheers Allen
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Post Thu 24 Mar 2016 - 14:12 by wints
Hi Bob, just bought a Kampa Rally Air Pro 260...is yours a 390 ?
You say in the blog that it withstood the Spanish wind at Marjal..what about the awning wall to the caravan wall joint ?  I've not erected ours yet, but wonder about that joint..seems to me that it might flap against the van in windy conditions.
Will be trying ours out at Lytham (C&CC rally) this w/e...a few windy and wet days are forecast, but I'm sure we'll have a bit of sun at some point.

Hope to see you both over the summer.

Allen & Eileen
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Post Thu 24 Mar 2016 - 14:50 by whistlinggypsy
Hi Eileen n Allen, yes ours is a pro 390 and it did stand up well in the wind on the Marjal site, we had some really strong and long periods of wind, the supporting roof tubes did bend slightly with the constant westerly we had for 4 days so did the front side corner upright. 

They withstood the wind well, as for the poles the stand at the rear corners that had a thick pad that uses Velcro to attach to the side panels and the steel uprights are then protected, they did blow inward from the poles on a couple of occasions but the poles never touched the sides of the van, and you just push them back in when the wind allows. I did have 2 storm straps at each end. one holding from the side and one from the front.

In 4 weeks I only had to reflate one main support and did add some extra air to some of the other supports just to give added support but all in all it worked very well, they are not really suppose to be erected for long periods so I was happy it lasted 4 weeks without any major problem.
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