We decided to take up an invitation to attend a meeting with fellow Bailey Motorhome Owners at Bonterra Park in Benicassim, Spain. After all, who wouldn’t want a winter break in sunny Spain?
We set off on November 23rd 2018 in our 2016 Bailey Autograph 745 along with our dog Jools, a cross Chihuahua Yorkshire Terrier (Chorky). We travelled almost 600 miles from our home near Peterhead in the North East of Scotland, with three stopovers en route, to board the Eurotunnel Shuttle to Calais in France on 26th November.
Our Bailey is no stranger to long trips in Europe as we have travelled to various destinations over the past few years – Holland, Germany, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia to name a few. However, this is our first visit to Spain in our motorhome.
We always feel confident driving far and wide, as we trust our Bailey and have had no issues so far on our travels.
After a smooth journey across the channel to Calais, we disembarked and set off on our road trip down through France to Somport Tunnel and into Spain. Crossing the Channel into France, we noticed how level the roads were, it made our journey smooth.
Having met up with fellow Bailey Owners, we decided to extend our stay. We subsequently made new friends and exchanged advice and tips on travelling Europe.
After leaving Bonterra Park, we parked up in Castellon on an aire next to the beach. Having travelled in the motorhome many times, we have always found it to be well equipped for ‘wild camping’.
At the time of writing, we have clocked up 2,274 miles since leaving our home on 23rd November and we have calculated that we are doing approximately 29 miles to the gallon.
In a few days, we should be heading off further down to the South Coast of Spain.