Saturday 29 December 2018

Barcelona Again. Three day Stop over. France to Barcelona by Rail.


So Barcelona, we head here by rail from France, Dieppe. Fun, fun, fun and some more. High speed across France, one change early on and not to fast that you get to enjoy the beautiful countryside of France which Is mostly farmed but still, It Is still beautiful and what a way to see it and meet others along the way on there journey be it for a holiday, work or the travelling kind like us.
    What a life we have Is normally the topic of conversation with others which Is always nice and drives me forward as a parent and a friend to my son's. Forgive me but I don't really keep or log all the information, I get busy parenting and speaking with others but I can recall this journey one way Is about £150 and I think it's well worth that for the ride. Each to there own. 
    So three hours into the five hour journey we are all restless. I never said travelling with children was easy, far from it. There's only so much learning and colouring you can do before the phone's are out. There I said it! Sometimes those phones come In very handy. Few more hours In and we are In Barcelona Sants Station and luck Is on my side It's dry and warm. Expect armed guys here inside and out. So with our rucksacks, tent & tarp on our backs ready for the off we google map the nearest camp away from the chaos of the city and jump on the bus and stumble across the camp site right behind a bus stop on the main road out from Barcelona towards airport I think? Right now the write up on the reviews that the beach Is one minutes walk from camp entrance Is looking doubtful? So we are all booked In for three nights basic camping with our own tent for 60 euro. Expensive but hey It's everything you need, not far from Barcelona main city and close to all transport links and the beach really Is a fast minutes walk through camp.

What a place, not at all what we are used to. Packed with motohome after motohome and people everywhere. Lucky for us a small section of this camp out of the way Is for us backpackers. A nice spot under some palm tree's In the shade. Great!! Three nights was enough here and we were ready to move on to one of our loves of life. Ibiza. This journey will again be by ferry. Barcelona to Ibiza. Which at some point will be blogged.
The beach at Camping 3 Estrellas.

Really was a nice beach.
Run Wild and Free love us Supertramps. This blog was witten up In my rough book at a table on a camp In Tangier with a coffee praying for sunshine and then put on the online blog some time later In a appartment In Morocco, Agadir. 
Life Is awesome!!!!

Fishing In France Gallery.

                                                   Lake Trout
Lake Trout.                                   

                                           Lake Bream
                                           More Bream
                                           Common Carp.
                                           Monster Common Carp for Jacy.
                                            Tea Time.
                                                   Perch & more Bream below.

Friday 28 December 2018

And Back To France ( New Haven U.K To France, Dieppe )

This Is one of our most enjoyable journey's we do, and have done many times from the U.K.
    O.K so It's about £80-£100 for a train ticket. Even with a family & friends railcard from our last location In Pembrokshire U.k to New Haven U.K to catch the Ferry over to France, Dieppe. A two minute walk from New Haven Harbour train station and your at the port. So £30-£40 get's me and the boy's on the ferry as foot passengers only with a  reserved seat each for the five hour journey which leaves at 23:00 getting us docked about 05:00 France time. Plenty of time to have a coffee and make our way to our sleepy location, Camping 2 Rivers ( my version of it's name) Camping Des 2 Rivieres.
    It's lovely, it's run by a lovely French couple who now are used to us mad bunch coming from time to time. We get the odd lift into town, port and the boy's get free sweets from them. We were even offered a onsite bungalow for one night when thunderstorms hit hard but we stayed put it our 3 man tent and suffered the battering (we love camping) they really are lovely people. It's basic but has everything we need as a tent set-up for a few weeks at a time and a massive plus is the fishing lake on-site and two rivers that run through the camp and are all welcomed to be fished. I've had my fair share of fish from there including trout(you can eat your catch it's perfect), carp (upto 35lb I believe), pike, bream, perch etc.

                                              Yeah my son pulled In this Commom Carp

We spent another two weeks here fishing everyday and night with time out to enjoy French seafood down at Dieppe Port, the local Castle which Is a amazing view point once your up top on a clear day. Be sure to venture to the Castle on Thursday/Saturday and enjoy the smallest of village market 10-15 minute walk from camp they have on. The walk In from camp Is beautiful. A rarely used railway on oneside (we walked on the tracks) and on the other two beautiful fishing lakes and not forgetting the abandoned swimming centre which Is a must. Climb the fence and go through a open window, it's a odd feeling once your In and you can almost feel and hear the enjoyment once had here as you look at the used floats and play balls left behind and the locker doors still numbered but unused. It's awesome.

From here we head to Barcelona again for a short stop over before Ibiza so I'll catch up again.

Run Wild & Free. Much love from us Supertramps.

                                                     The Swimming Centre