A Winter Trip to Spain Days 7 and 8: Why didn’t anyone tell me about Zaragoza?

After a disappointing lunch in Biarritz, I'm in a grumpy mood as we cross the border and head for Zaragoza, an unplanned stopover we've added as a result of our car woes keeping us in France for four extra nights. En route, there is an outbreak of of navigational niggling. Tissy gets berated for not … Continue reading A Winter Trip to Spain Days 7 and 8: Why didn’t anyone tell me about Zaragoza?

A Winter Trip to Spain Day 5 Part II: Food and Mood in the Basque Country

We've finally made it to Spain, albeit only on a day-trip from Biarritz to the interior of the Basque country. We'll learn tomorrow if our limping Volvo's woes are terminal or only financially ruinous. Meanwhile, it's raining when we get to the town of Tolosa, and I'm reminded that the nice big National Trust umbrella … Continue reading A Winter Trip to Spain Day 5 Part II: Food and Mood in the Basque Country

A Winter Trip to Spain: Day 5 Part I: Missing Lucy

This is a father’s journal of travelling from the Isle of Islay in Scotland to Spain in February 2019 with my partner and our two little boys: Hugh, who will turn 6 during our trip, and James, who will be four just after we get back to Britain.  Idea is to track the experience of a family road trip, what we see along the way and reflect on some other … Continue reading A Winter Trip to Spain: Day 5 Part I: Missing Lucy