Monday, 12 February 2018

My Week in Review to the 11th February

A slightly belated Week in Review post because we spent a busy weekend in Valencia with Dave's daughters. We all had a great time, walking a ridiculously long way and eating delicious food, but I'll blog properly about the visit later this week. In the post I want to catch you up with our current campsite and its local area.

We are pitched up at Camping Valencia in El Saler which is a tiny seaside town just outside Valencia. It's in the Albufera national park so there is good beach and woodland walking straight from the campsite. There is also the number 25 bus route right outside that goes straight into Valencia and a nice cycle route to the city as well. On our first evening here, we wandered over a road bridge to gaze out across the rice fields - and I spotted the flamingo street art too.

Camping Valencia is €15 per night with our ACSI card. This price includes a reasonably large pitch with electricity. The shower room is actually heated which is particularly nice as the weather is much colder up here than it was at Isla Plana! It's quiet here because there aren't many touring pitches and the 'shanty town' of permanent pitches isn't occupied at all (I don't think) at this time of year.


In the opposite direction to Valencia is El Palmar, a town of canals and paella restaurants right in the heart of the Albufera. It is easily reached by car, bicycle or that same number 25 bus route and we spent a nice sunny afternoon walking out in a large circuit from El Palmar around wide expanses of paddy fields. There are dozens of outlets in El Palmar offering boat trips too, but our being there mid-week and off-season meant most looked closed so we decided to walk. We saw dozens of herons and a few cormorants, otherwise surprisingly little in the way of wildlife.




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Waiting for the Barbarians
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