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November 18, 2018

Camping Parque Tropical in Estepona was our next stop.  As the name suggested the site was full of unusual plants, which of course were not at their best this time of year.  It is obviously a site that people take pride in.  The surrounding area seemed to have been quite grand at one point, there is a huge rather shabby golfing hotel, but then became run down during the financial...

November 12, 2018

On paper, or to be more precise on screen, the campsite near Manilva should have been perfect.  Next to the beach, close to the town, swimming pool and plenty of bars around.  In reality it was another mistake.  The pool was closed, and thanks to a photographer with a wide angle lens, was no where near as big as it looked on the website.  The site was very formal, reflecting the...

November 10, 2018

I suppose my love of black and white imagery stems from the darkroom.  I was never really interested in colour printing, then once I became a portrait and wedding photographer I was forced into it.  I used to print much of my own work, this was a dark period of my life, not only printing colour but photographing people!

November 1, 2018

The third Spanish stop on our journey was Caseres.  The site here is on the outskirts of the town, next to a football ground.  This was only a brief stop so no real chance for photography, no where in the vicinity of the camp site.  If you are passing this way though it is a very nice place to stop. each pitch has its own wet room, luxury!

November 1, 2018

Tordesillas was our second Spanish stop over.  This lovely medieval town is on the banks of the Duoro river and has a history of its own version of bull fighting. The fight against a five year old bull was banned after extensive complaints from animal rights protestors, which the town still isn’t happy about.  A statue of a magnificent bull greets you as you cross the bridge from...

October 26, 2018

A brief visit to Zaurutz in the Basque area of northern Spain

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