Story so far…A grumpy blog

Foggy SevillaI have been berated for not replying to comments …I would if I could and will when I can …if I don’t then it’s because I haven’t seen them or I haven’t any WiFi to my IPad ….Now I feel as I cannot reply at the drop of a hat annoyed at your criticism …. so I have turned comments off for the time being..
My phone sim which is now a Spanish orange won’t let me do dicky shit not even txt UK until I go on line to upgrade….Trouble is we speak/ read zilch Spanish …OR ..go to the Orange shop …yup OK …Find me one in the outback of Spain …so now we are just arrived in a city look out Orange here we come …and I have a translating app on the phone which speaks in Spanish the sentence you have written in English …This could take some time ..

Another long drive to Seville ..In the clouds at one time the road was so high ..
Hetty is parked up for a few days whilst we do our Tour of Two around Seville
We are here for the Easter celebration of Semana Santa to join Seville’s masses for this dramatic event culminating in the Madrugada on Friday ..very early morning ..
The parking ground seems to be a car transfer depot and Motorhome storage area on the banks of the river …it’s €15 with Leccy ,Car wash, Showers and a Wyfy room …Not the most lovely of places to be honest but parking for camper vans is very limited ..This place seems to be full now’s a 15 minute walk to the centre of the city and a bus outside will take you in as well

A bit of a moan
I have packed all the wrong clothes …What’s the hell do I need Docs ,Jegging ..jeans.. wooly hat ,gloves and fleeces for …it’s HOT
It’s probably because of our visit to Gozo in the Maltese Islands late last March and I took the wrong clothes again and was frozen …arriving back home at Leeds international airport soon to be closed due to snow drifts …
So I have three soft pants ,5 white shirts and two pairs of flip flops and my boots for city walking …note to self “empty wardrobe into bin bag and store else where ”


We are running on a € 40 per day budget …that’s for everything including fuel …a bit tight but I calculated we could do the trip on this amount …now that excluded the ferry which came in at £319 …
I have financed my travels with a limited budget when India called ..See how much is in the pot, Divide by days away ..Some days we run on a lot less ..don’t spend for the sake of it as the residue will come in later for a splash out ..Like the Taj Mahal Hotel in Bombay on one of the South India trips ..On that one we spent more money in 5 days in the hotel than the 5.5 weeks wandering India …but it was in budget so what the ….!

Author: "Travels with Harry Hymer"

Me and Him and Hetty like adventures ..We spend most of our summers sailing Now a little elderly for big boat racing and have turned to Radio Controlled Yachting competing nationally and even internationally ..I have travelled to many countries in my other life BJ (before John)lots of Indian backpacking trips. Panning gold in the Yukon..Pacific island hopping ..Far east and so on ..John won't go to India but I managed to get him to Morocco and Sri Lanka but didn't expect a Tsunami.

2 thoughts on “Story so far…A grumpy blog”

  1. Woow 40 euros a day! When Sarah and myself toured northern Italy for three weeks (3000 miles) we spent £120 a day, 1/3 fuel, 1/3 food and 1/3 campsite fees. We ate lunch out but didn’t pay for any tourist things, so i thought that was good. Two weeks in Belgium Holland cam down to £90 a day. I think wild camping and tramp juice is the way to go, to save money.

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