Friday 9th January 2015
Blog pages have now been updated for:
Records the campsites/aires that we have stayed over at since acquiring Twernt and gives OUR rating for each of our stop-overs based on the site and the location – we aren’t fans of staying on ‘car parks’ so aires are generally down-rated even though they may be in a top location. Having said that, some aires, like Albufeira and the current one that we’re on – Oasis Al Mar Camperstop, close to Vera Playa – are a cut above most aires and we would be haapy to use them for extended stays.
The massive invasion of mozzies at Honfleur caused a serious down-rating although in a great location. Our favourites to date have been Broadway, Durdle Door, Biarritz, Cabanas and Finca de la Piedra at Villafranco del Guadalhorce. All chosen based on location.
We grew to love the Spanish-ness of the Motril, El Varadero, Playa Granada and Salobrena areas. Not keen on the largest of the two campsites, Camping Playa de la Poniente and enjoyed our 22 nights at Camping Playa Granada (34 in all but we spent 12 nights in a villa), the trees on the Camping Playa Granada can be challenging and it’s really only suitable for MoHo’s that are a couple of metres shorter than Twernt. Those trees are enough to put us off of re-visiting Camping Playa Granada but it’s a good site for most. There is a large ‘tolerated parking’ area at Salobrena but it is busy and we preferred the similar, less well known area at Playa Granada (‘on’ the beach – unlike the Salobrena ‘aire’). Using that ‘aire’ and parking up during the day at the large promenade car park opposite the ‘official’ camping sites is a good choice. Water is available on the promenade as well.
2. Running Costs
– figures in parentheses are from last Stats update reported on 23rd November 2014 –
We have spent a total of £4262.93 (£3526.40) living full-time in Twernt from 16th May 2014 to 8th January 2015. That’s £17.91 (£18.46) per day or £125.38 (£129.22) per week or, extrapolating history to a full year, £543.31 (£561.49) per month – £6519.77 (£6737.90) per annum.
All of this is based on our ‘baseline’ living costs and does not include food/meals out/clothing and any other personal expenditure. You can see what has been included though by clicking on ‘RUNNING £’s’ on the blog page.
3. MPG Analysis
No change – no fill-up since last Stats update!
Self explanatory really, it is worth mentioning that the MPG achieved on the last 2 fill-ups show a declining MPG achievement; this was due to a diesel leak from a kafuggered diesel filter housing – now fixed. I blame the atrocious Portuguese road surfaces which are ‘unkind’ to MoHo’s.
In fact, most Portuguese roads are like continuously driving on a cattle grid. Try doing that at 30 mph or more in a MoHo!
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4. Live Map
The Live Map shows our current location close to Vera Playa, still in Andalucia (but only just!).
Murcia is just a few miles north of here and that is where is where we intend to be next week.