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Published: June 16th 2014
Today we again followed the coastal road where we could but again had to drive quite a way from it in places as there is just no good road to follow, especially in a 3.5 ton 7 m motorhome.
The drive was much prettier today more scenic with lots of undulating tree lined roads and dramatic river estuaries.
We are enjoying the Galicia style of buildings. Lots of balconies, often glassed in and many of the houses painted in colourful and different pastel shades.
We noticed that we were passing quite a lot of of empty buildings along the way and in many cases these were new buildings, often not yet completed. Spain of course has been hard hit by the recession. The bigger towns we drove through though seemed to be more prosperous and we would happily have stopped to look around if we had had any idea where to park. There may well be parking areas for larger vehicles but if there were we didn’t know how to find them.
Car parking aplenty, nearly all full. Motorhome parking, no.
At Portedeume, Bob managed to pull the Tandy over into almost a laybye on the
bridge over the estuary and we stopped for a few minutes. We decided there was little chance trying out luck at parking in town as people were walking across the long bridge so presumably knew they wouldn’t be able to park on the other side. The town indeed looked to be very busy and popular.
We were heading for a campsite just before A Coruna. Fortunately Bob had preloaded the location into the Tomtom otherwise we would never have found it. Not an Acsi site but one he had found via a search on the internet and therefore not in any of our books. In fact it seems to be the only campsite in the area.
We drove past the entrance as it not pre-sign-posted from the direction we came. Bob had to turn the Tandy round and have another attempt at the rather narrow entrance road.
At the campsite entrance is a restaurant and that was so busy there was a car park steward assisting people to park. I booked us into the campsite itself at reception with a receptionist who spoke no English which was a challenge and we parked the Tandy near the few
other vehicles on the campsite. A few more vans turned up later but the site is sparsely populated. Very green and spacious and far more important, really very hot as the Sun has returned and the sky is a glorious cornflower blue.
Bob unloaded the Kisbee and we scootered down to Santa Cruz, a mile down the hill. A little beach area busy of course being a Sunday and a hot one at that and an island with a castle approached by a bridge. Castle closed on Sunday but we enjoyed the stroll along the bridge.
Back at the campsite we had a swim in the pool but didn’t stay to read / sunbathe as very sadly no chairs are provided. I took the opportunity to use the wifi as it is only available near reception and nowhere else on site.
Campsite – Camping Los Manzanos
Our rating : 8 /10
Price - don't know until we pay but much more than we usually pay as it isn't Asci.
Tot: 2.473s; Tpl: 0.073s; cc: 10; qc: 31; dbt: 0.0323s; 2; m:saturn w:www (22.214.171.124); sld: 2;
; mem: 1.4mb