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Dec 21, 2016 - Rain, Rain and Change of Plans

We had three days of heavy rain and by day three well over half of the campground was flooded. We were ok but we felt sorry for a number of fellow campers as not only were their awnings flooded but some of their campers/caravans were flooded. We also kept losing electricity and the water was off most of day. Our second issue was that Heather’s Mum (90 years old) had fallen and was in hospital in England and although Heather’s sister was managing at the moment after discussion with her we decided we would start heading back to the UK. We...

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Dec 14, 2016 - Walk to Las Pillas Volcanic Crater

We had been recommended this walk up to the valley of Las Pillas which had been formed from an old volcanic crater. Most of the walk was along a river bed with some interesting plants. Further along we found the ruins of an old farm with an amazing thrashing floor. The volcanic bowl was quite impressive.

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Dec 9, 2016 - Car breakdown

In the morning, we had gone out to the nearby shops. However,as we turned into the road to the campground we suddenly lost power and had several warnings lights come on. We limped back to the campground and called our European breakdown. It took two hours for a breakdown truck to come- we were glad we had got back to the campground. Tony went with the car which was taken to a nearby SEAT dealer. They looked at it and couldn’t find anything wrong and everything seemed OK again. Having left the garage and one junction down the motorway the...

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Dec 6, 2016 - A walk from Monsul Beach

The location of our campground was on the edge of Cabo de Gata Natural Park and discovered there was a number of walks within the park. We decided to walk the trail from Monsul Beach to the headland. It was a lovely walk along the coast and a good introduction to the park.

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Dec 5, 2016 - Move to Cabo de Gata

After a day of rain on the Sunday we moved further south to Cabo de Gata campground near Almeria. We had a straight forward journey and although the road to the campground was narrow the roads and pitch was great. We were made welcome not only by the staff in the office but also by a number of our fellow campers mainly Brits.

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Dec 14, 2010 - PN Cabo de Gata

Wa-ah, wa-ah, waaaaahh, wah wha wha Wa-ah, wa-ah, waaaaahh, wah wha whahhhhhhhhhhh I'll name that tune in one, Tom. Oh yes, it's exciting times in Camp Martland at the moment. We've come down to the Cabo de Gata Parque Naturel, down in the very south-east of the country, just east of Almeria city. We'll get to the natural park bit in a sec, but much more importantly is the fact that Sergio Leone filmed many of his best spag westerns in these here parts. Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly were all...

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Dec 15, 2007 - Los Escullios

After a pleasant few days at Florantilles near Torevieja we have moved on again to a campsite in the Cabo de Gata national park near Almeria. Being a national park the area is undeveloped so there are just a few small villages and some great beaches. The area has been volcanic in the past so it is quite hilly - somewhat similar to Lanzarote but greener as we have had some rain.

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