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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 28-05-2014, 16:49 Thread Starter
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The rain in Spain is falling mainly on my van!

When we crossed to Calais two weeks ago we were greeted by warm sunshine which made a pleasant change. Normally it takes the first week to dry out my coats due to the soaking I generally endure whilst getting services for the van.
We have now crossed into Spain and stopped in Sant Feliu de Guixols, and the weather is as unsettled as I've ever seen it. Last night we were parked up on a large parking area and the heavens opened. Both rain and hail battered the van and we had to shout to hear each other. After twenty minutes the sun was back out as if nothing had happened. It hasn't improved today either as we headed further south via Lleida towards Morella the main roads were a washout in the torrential downpour, the lightning was spectacular and thunder deafening. Had hoped to be parked up on a beach somewhere by now but hey ho plenty of time for that I suspect.
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Well no doubt when you do eventually find that beach to park up next to you will ignore the No Motorhome signs there just like you have in the example above!

I suspect you are one of those wild camper types who go around in packs turning the countryside beauty spots and beach car parks into gypsy camps!

I am surprised at you as your profile says you have a Hymer just like me so clearly you can afford a proper campsite!

Well do not come crying to me when you are gassed and robbed. Oh yes! Its happening more and more now. I spoke to a warden at a CC site back in the UK the other day who was chatting to a caravan owner who's best friend heard of a motorhomer who was gassed and robbed on a Spanish beach wild camping spot last summer so do not tell me it does not happen!
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We recently spent a night at San Juan de los Terreros. Near Aguilas.There were only four vans but told by a Dutch gentleman that there are usually many more. It must be accepted by the locals as a nice lady in a white van came around each morning selling bread and croissants.
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[quote:88ff8848f9=\"CraptonBogwash\"]Well no doubt when you do eventually find that beach to park up next to you will ignore the No Motorhome signs there just like you have in the example above!

I suspect you are one of those wild camper types who go around in packs turning the countryside beauty spots and beach car parks into gypsy camps!

I am surprised at you as your profile says you have a Hymer just like me so clearly you can afford a proper campsite!

Well do not come crying to me when you are gassed and robbed. Oh yes! Its happening more and more now. I spoke to a warden at a CC site back in the UK the other day who was chatting to a caravan owner who\'s best friend heard of a motorhomer who was gassed and robbed on a Spanish beach wild camping spot last summer so do not tell me it does not happen![/quote:88ff8848f9]

Thanks for that Crapton...next you\'ll be telling me that my A frame is illegal and that I need a chevron board on my bike rack!
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Oh I see! Not only are you flouting the law wild camping all over the place you are also under the impression it is legal to drag a second vehicle around Spain on a lump of metal attached to your tow bar! and just to add to your flippant attitude to Spanish law you dont even think you need to display the appropriate reflective board on the back!

With any luck you will meet with the local Police soon who will not only move you on from your illegal car park but fine you for your ILLEGAL a frame and for not displaying the proper reflective board!

It amazes me how some of you even get as far as Spain with your attitude to EU law and health and safety.

I was chief H&S officer for Gateshead Council for 40 years before leaving to be a Pirate in the Caribbean Islands in 1972. I can tell you a thing or two about H&S (and Pirates, who also take H&S seriously these days). Some people think they can go into Europe and just do what they like and Johnny Foreigner wont do anything because he is all foreign!
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CraptonBogwash\"]Well no doubt when you do eventually find that beach to park up next to you will ignore the No Motorhome signs there just like you have in the example above!

I suspect you are one of those wild camper types who go around in packs turning the countryside beauty spots and beach car parks into gypsy camps!

I am surprised at you as your profile says you have a Hymer just like me so clearly you can afford a proper campsite!

Well do not come crying to me when you are gassed and robbed. Oh yes! Its happening more and more now. I spoke to a warden at a CC site back in the UK the other day who was chatting to a caravan owner who\'s best friend heard of a motorhomer who was gassed and robbed on a Spanish beach wild camping spot last summer so do not tell me it does not happen!
Idiot

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I think he's up to something. . .. . . ray......
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Back on topic

We are just about to leave Spain after five weeks of sunshine, initially cold but mostly warm

Last night and today was the first time it rained substantially, just south of Pamplona.

And we stayed on official aires and mostly ACSI campsites every night. Many were virtually deserted even on the coast.

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[quote:bff051431d=\"rayrecrok\"]
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CraptonBogwash\\\"]Well no doubt when you do eventually find that beach to park up next to you will ignore the No Motorhome signs there just like you have in the example above!

I suspect you are one of those wild camper types who go around in packs turning the countryside beauty spots and beach car parks into gypsy camps!

I am surprised at you as your profile says you have a Hymer just like me so clearly you can afford a proper campsite!

Well do not come crying to me when you are gassed and robbed. Oh yes! Its happening more and more now. I spoke to a warden at a CC site back in the UK the other day who was chatting to a caravan owner who\\\'s best friend heard of a motorhomer who was gassed and robbed on a Spanish beach wild camping spot last summer so do not tell me it does not happen!
Idiot

ray.[/quote:bff051431d]

Why am I an idiot? There are too many motorhomers freeloading across Europe thinking they can do what they wish. I see you are also a Hymer owner. Please dont tell me your another one who parks up for free all over Spain and the like!

Use a proper campsite, thats what they are for. If you must \"wildcamp\" at least dont go around bragging about it and posting photos of you flouting the law. I can understand it if it was a Swift owner but Hymer owners should really have more sense and respect for themselves and the country they are in! IMO.
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Originally Posted by \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"rayrecrok\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"
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CraptonBogwash\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"]Well no doubt when you do eventually find that beach to park up next to you will ignore the No Motorhome signs there just like you have in the example above!

I suspect you are one of those wild camper types who go around in packs turning the countryside beauty spots and beach car parks into gypsy camps!

I am surprised at you as your profile says you have a Hymer just like me so clearly you can afford a proper campsite!

Well do not come crying to me when you are gassed and robbed. Oh yes! Its happening more and more now. I spoke to a warden at a CC site back in the UK the other day who was chatting to a caravan owner who\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s best friend heard of a motorhomer who was gassed and robbed on a Spanish beach wild camping spot last summer so do not tell me it does not happen!
Idiot

ray.
Why am I an idiot? There are too many motorhomers freeloading across Europe thinking they can do what they wish. I see you are also a Hymer owner. Please dont tell me your another one who parks up for free all over Spain and the like!

Use a proper campsite, thats what they are for. If you must \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"wildcamp\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" at least dont go around bragging about it and posting photos of you flouting the law. I can understand it if it was a Swift owner but Hymer owners should really have more sense and respect for themselves and the country they are in! IMO.
Why don\'t you pay to join the site I would like to take you on, don\'t hide behind your free posts and disappear Seamus?.

ray.

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I think he's up to something. . .. . . ray......
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I just used my \"Ignore\" button for the first time

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