Steve and I went our separate ways a few days ago and I set off, heading north. My first nights stopover was in La Marina, a pleasant spot, but to busy with other campers. My next stop was on the beachfront at Javier, where I saw in the New Year, at least the new year came in, I was in bed, but woke up to the sound of fireworks coming from the town. I watched the display, which was pretty good, then turned over and went back to sleep.
So another New Year begins, what's in store for me over the next 12 months, only time will tell. I do know that for the next couple of days I’ll be staying in Peníscola at the La Volta camperstop, before making my way to Barcelona. then I’ll be looking forward to the big trip to Australia, on the 20th January, for a couple of months, after that it’s anyone’s guess. I have thought about a number of things, but have no definite plans. I’ve thought about another bike tour, walking the Camino de Santiago trail and taking an extended tour of Scotland, but maybe something else will come to mind.
The camper is running well and I’m enjoying travelling in the classic VW. I will get a good service done when I return from Australia and I have a few little bits to do on the bodywork, but hopefully the coming year will be trouble free, vehicle wise. Having met Michael a Dutch guy living and travelling full time in his 40 year old Hanimag in which he has visited 34 countries, including the USA & Canada, I’m feeling confident that my 24 year old Volkswagen LT will serve me well for a few years yet.
So with a ferry booked to take me from Barcelona to Civitavecchia on the 7th I will be able to start preparing for the Australia trip, can’t wait, no worries mate.
It seems I've been travelling all my life. For the past eight years I've been following a simple, nomadic lifestyle full time touring in a camper van and meeting with other like minded travellers.
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