A meet up in Malaga – Camping Valle Niza

We found our pitch at Valle Niza and true to word right next door to our friends, we pulled up at around 4pm on the 10th Feb, some of the campsite residents were playing boules and as usual our pitching up turned into comedy central (well someone has to entertain the regulars)… it’s pretty tight for maneuvering in this campsite and we at first tried pulling off and into the site side lane where our pitch was and reversing in from there, but it was turning out to be an impossible task, so with the help of the very nice men who were playing boules, we came out again into the main site lane, reversed into our pitch from there with the boules men shouting instructions and pointing out the high kerb etc to Pete and me nipping round the other side of the motorhome, where I noticed we were just about to hit a metal site sign, which in turn would have gauged out the side of the motorhome… so with me super sprinting towards and then grabbing the sign, I managed to turn it out of the way just in time and before any impact, and more importantly also before an instant wipe out of all four of my fingers… phew!!! Before we knew it we were in the plot!!! I must admit I have great admiration for the driver of the massive RV (approx 10 metres long) parked up on the other side of us, hats off to him, not sure I would want to take that down the country lanes of Cornwall though…

The site Camping Valle Niza is I have to say one of the prettiest we have been too in a while, with lovely and attractive red and orange flowering shrubbery and with well kept lawns making the exact right first impression, the facilities are lovely, clean and with plenty of hot water, the staff are helpful, friendly, very welcoming and we recieved a free bottle of red wine on arrival… There’s a gym for a good work out if you feel the need and a physio room here (I might pop into physio, see if they can help my shoulders!), there’s a yoga room and a social room with a plentiful supply of different books to swap and borrow (I dropped off at least three books into the library that I had already read and that we were just carrying around), there are Spanish language lessons, a playpark area for the children, and a boules playing area and also table tennis, the WiFi here is €2 a day for a login code but offers are available for longer terms at a very reasonable rate and there is ample speed to the network too, so very worth while for the money!! All in all I have been very impressed with the site and I would highly recommend it to all…

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We had plenty of entertaining evenings with Anne and David, we are so glad we managed to meet up with them again on our travels… On Tuesday this photo of Toffi was taken by Anne while we were enjoying an evening with them, poor Toffi as you can see in the photo was left home worrying over our well being and was keeping an eye on everything from the motorhome window, Wednesday we made sure Anne and David were well fed, we cooked them what turned out to be a rather runny fajita meal with nacho crisps and dips for starters and allowed the wine to flow (Toffi even managed to steal the nacho crisps later in the evening, naughty dog!!), we then had a wonderful curry and drinks at Anne and Davids on the Friday night… Anne and David were fabulous company for the week and we had a fab time, we shall certainly miss them!!! If you are reading this Anne and David Thanks for tolerating us, and our bad cooking, also thanks for tolerating Toffi’s barking for the week… And thanks again David for treating Toffi to extra walks, I am pretty sure you have a friend for life!!! Have fun and stay safe on your travels…

While we are out walking Toffi in the last few days we were also checking out the area, we’re thinking of having a couple of days wild camp in the area… David had mentioned a place down the road which looked quite appealing and we’d spotted another park up just up the road so we’ll see which one we chose!!

 

 

We’ve taken Toffi on the darkly sanded/shingle beach several times while we have been here and today we visited the part of the beach down the road (again checking out the wild spot David had mentioned and directed us too earlier) while there we did a small plastic clean up on the beach, we only a picked up on few foot of the beach but that’s a fair amount of plastic for just a few feet of ground, luckily there were bins provided all along the beach, so it was just a matter of picking what plastic and rubbish we spotted and putting it into the bins, it is near where we are considering doing some wild parking so if we do decide to go there we will do a bigger litter/plastic pick up as a payback to the community… Spain does seem to have a lot of plastic and other litter laying around, so “every little helps” as the Tesco’s saying goes!!!

 

 

While we were at the beach some bloke strapped what I can only describe as a big fan looking thing to his back and took off on a half parachute type thingy, I guess a bit like powered hand gliding or is it called paragliding, I have no idea what the sport is really called it’s just a guess… so for those of you with the knowledge, answers on a postcard and all that Jazz… but I have to say it did look rather fun and I bet he had some amazing views from up there…

 

 

Saturday morning came and it was time for us to leave Valle Niza our bill for 7 nights was €112 we have now parked up on the beach Playa Matilde there’s also a restaurant and cocktail bar here on the beach, I talked Pete into us having lunch in the restaurant after a stroll on the beach, I had steak Pete had grilled sea bass our meal came to €42 including the tip we didn’t have starters etc but we did have the most expensive mains on the menu, but we wanted to treat ourselves and because we intend to wild camp it also means we have still put into the local economy.

 

we also spent 30 mins picking up plastic to help the environment and I had also promised to do so for our avid environmental friend Louise, who has just started a plastic clear up web page for beaches… again “every little helps”… amazing how much plastic we cleaned up in just 30 mins and hopefully it will help make the sea and beaches a nicer and safer environment for both humans and the wildlife…

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We are going to wild camp here tonight and hope we don’t get moved on, it is a lovely and peaceful place to enjoy…

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Until next time folks enjoy

Donna x

GPS Camping Valle Niza  N36°43’10”  W4°9’53”  €19 pn but cheaper deals for longer stays with ACSI card

Casa Matilde wild camp GPS Coords N36•42’57” W4•10’47”

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