Oh my God! As we were driving along the highway outside Valencia, we noticed that our rear wheel arch cover was hanging off and flapping about. I really panicked because we could lose it at any minute, and Paul had to stop at the side of the road and get out and take it off completely before it blew away. I was so scared for him because it was a really dangerous situation with huge trucks roaring past a few feet from us.
He managed to remove it and we carried on to our next campsite. A couple from Birmingham had recommended it to us, but when we got there, although the site had lots of facilities, the pitches were so small we left and found another site. This was Camping Azul, and was also rubbish really but it was getting late so we had to stop for at least one night anyway. Honestly the diversity of these sites is amazing. The ASCI guide makes them all look good, but some are simply terrible. I have to say that the campsite at Play De Bara was lovely though. It had a shop, supermarket, restaurant etc. It was very touristy, but at least the pitches were a good size. We had a small sink outside with running water to wash dishes, and the showers were good too. Others are nice because they are in the middle of a forest or in the mountains, but they may not have the facilities like shops or a pool. So there’s different sites with different things, but some are just shite. On the subject of cost, because Paul is over fifty-five, we got a special discount at Play De Bara and only paid €12 per night, which was amazing.
|Camping Azul near Alicante|