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Los Manzanos, Sta Cruz, 12th August 2010

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Diary entry by Peter Saysell

Tonight is our last night in Los Manzanos.  It’s been very quiet and relaxing and we have been to the beach and in the sea.  Floppy has been into La Coruña a couple of times and Tito, etc came out to the campsite to have a drink.  The weather today has been a bit cloudy in the morning, but much better in the afternoon.  Everything is charged up and we are ready to go.  Tomorrow it’s off to Carrefour and a big shop and then we drop Pepo at the airport.  He’ll fly back and then we’ll leave for a ‘shortish’ drive to the coast.  We’re not really sure where we’ll be stopping, but I’ve put loads of water in just in case.

Los Manzanos was a good break and, despite lacking a decent dog walk, it was a success.  Tomorrow off we go again!  Only 16 nights left, though: BOO!  A rough prediction is 4 nights across.

Playa de Santa Cruz, Camping Los Manzanos, 7th August 2010

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My family in our motorhome

It was great fun last night. Maria Teresa (my eldest sister) turned up at 4.30 pm knocking on the door of the motorhome, which was a lovely surprise.  We walked to the beach with her dog Odin and then she carried on with her walk, while we stayed on the beach, where Adonis had a swim and a very well deserved rest.  She came back at 6.30 as agreed and we started worrying when all the others were late, so she phoned and turned out they were all on the bus, which was delayed due to roadworks (what a surprise!).

They all arrived about 1 hour later than agreed and I showed them the van’s facilities, took a couple of pictures and went for a meal at a bar nearby. It was lovely to see everybody, including Tito (my youngest brother) and his girlfriend Sonia, as I didn’t know they were coming too, and, of course, it was a pleasure meeting Emilio (my nephew in law) and seeing Susana (my niece) looking so happy after their recent wedding in May.

So we had gorgeous ‘raciones’ of local specialities, like pulpo, chipirones, ham and cheese, fish croquetas and fish pie (empanada gallega).  I ate so much I wasn’t even hungry at breakfast or lunch.  Magdalena (my 3rd eldest sister) wrapped some left-overs in serviettes, which we had this lunchtime.

Enjoying local specialities

After the meal we said our goodbies and agreed to meet on Wednesday or Thursday in order to have another meal before we go back east.

We took Bramble for evening walk and enjoyed the stunning sunset by La Torre de Hercules, of which I couldn’t resist taking several shots.  Then we went to bed and heard the fireworks going off, but too tired to get up and watch.

We got up at 8 am and set off at 9.15 to do big shop at Carrefour.  Then we got lost when we took the wrong lane on the motorway and ended up using TomTom to get us back to Montrove, where we were able to follow road to Oleiros and find campiste at Santa Cruz.  It’s a gorgeous site, although it’s changed since we were here 8 years ago.  We’re camping under some elm trees with some welcome shade and have been to the lovely beach and pool.  We’ll be here for at least 3 days, although I’d like to stay longer if Adon agrees.

Sunset in La Coruna

Sunset by La Torre de Hercules

 

 

 

I am cooking tuna steaks for Adon and myself and noodles for Pepo!