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              Well here we go again off on another Adventure to Spain & Portugal (what could possibly go wrong?)

Here is a map of the general route we be taking its about 1500 miles over there plus 320 miles in UK so about 1800miles in all

We set out tomorrow morning early(4am!!!!) to catch the 8.45 am ferry at Portsmouth to Bilbao.

We are loosely calling it Castles and Walled towns (we hope?)

So at the moment we are rushing around like headless chickens(but at least I have not got the radiator out this time to fix the oil leak!)

We will keep you updated and post photos to encourage others to do it

Roger & The Memsahib (Margaret)

 

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Consider between 8 and 9 to have a short detour to the main cities in the Estremadura. Especially Caceres and Merida. Roman cities.

Have fun and a save trip, I just returned from a 6 day and 1500 km trip with our Spitfire through the sunny southern German region of "Franken". 

Martin

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On 6/3/2019 at 1:19 PM, rogerguzzi said:

We set out tomorrow morning early(4am!!!!) to catch the 8.45 am ferry at Portsmouth to Bilbao.

 

Last time i was in Bilbao was 89, remember it well as i was smuggled out of the blocked port in the back seat floor under a blanket.

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              We have arrived the crossing was a bit rough! blagged our way onto lorry deck so was 1st off

There were lots of people dressed in WW2 uniforms going to the D Day do

We could not walk over the top of the bridge as it was closed for repair !!!!!!

Now at 1st digs and had to phone to be let in just us a 1 other person here!

This it our itinerary 

 

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Spanish contingent in D-Day landings?    I think not!   Spain was "neutral" at the time.

John

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So what uniform are they wearing, those guys on the tandem? And their buddies, behind them. Not British. Not US.  Russian?? 

 

Enjoy the trip!  and send us electronic postcards!

John

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2 hours ago, JohnD said:

So what uniform are they wearing, those guys on the tandem? And their buddies, behind them. Not British. Not US.  Russian?? 

 

Enjoy the trip!  and send us electronic postcards!

John

John

they are made up uniforms that some kind folk made up to do a charity ride for “All Call Signs”

more info here 

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/pp2pb

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Delete.   thread diversion.  Enjoy the Trip, Roger, and Mrs.Roger!

J.

 

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               At 2nd digs now in Medina De Compo

Nice private carpark and 1st castle seen

last night the restaurant was closed but we had called at Iidl and pick up some snap so all was not lost!

Roger & Memsahib

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Roger

All looking terrific, especially the Spit'. Getting quite nostalgic about my long gone white 1500. Perhaps I should rethink the fleet...

Miles

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              No wify last night so a few photos from yesterday and today 

We left Medina De Compo and called at Cuidad Rodrigo and fininshed at Almeida (Star fort)

Today we travelled to Galisteo via Penamacor.

We have done about 700 miles from home(must check oil tomorrow)was on a big slope today!

We followed the service road for an aqueduct for about 5 miles which was a first!(you can see a sluice gate on 1 photo)

A quick check and Spitty seems to be averaging 40+ mpg

Roger & Memsahib

ps a green Snake crossed the service road about 1m long(we did not stop to check!)

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             We booked this B&B and had the dinner option for £56 a night(for both of us?)

I said to Margaret I bet we do not get a glass of wine!

Well we did not we got a jug full!

So I ordered the melon and Marg the Gazpacho soup!

Then Pork for me and Calamari and fish!

This what we got!

Do you think we have been robbed?

Today we drove down to Marvao via Alcantara

Now checked into a room with poor??? views(last 2 one to the right and one over my feet!)

Roger

ps 800 miles covered

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Great pics!  The castles remind me of our trip to Andalucia last November - but you have the sun and a Triumph as well!

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               We have left our room with views to die for!

We drove across to Leiria via Tomar  via the green roads

We have covered 950 miles from home now and Spitty is averaging 42mpg!

Oil usage is small about 1/3 down the dip stick

Roger

ps The lady on the desk said we had the best room in the Hotel? (must be the car?) as I always say we require parking for our Classic Car in the 2nd & last photo you can just see the balcony 

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Hello All

                We are at Leiria and it was a bank holiday yesterday so we found a place with live music a boogied the night away(it cost 3 euro each to get in but for that you had 3 drinks! beer,

cider or water EACH!!!)

We had some nice Tapas as well

The down side today is we find the Castle is shut for the next 2 years?

We found this aircraft (what is it?) 9 cylinder radial engines. 

Off to Coimbra tomorrow via Pombal and Soure (castles)

Roger

ps checked oil and needed about 350cc to top up after 950 miles(so I am not going to worry about it now)

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