Europe – back to winter

Sad to leave Moroccan shores behind we stopped for a typical Moroccan breakfast  of msemmen (a fried dough pancake covered in honey) and harsha (semolina pan fried flat bread) as well as the obligatory pain au chocolat for Leigh and then crossed the border to the Spanish enclave of Ceuta to catch the ferry.

It was once we returned to mainland Europe that the cold front really hit us; pounding rain, some hail and strong wind.  Given the awful weather and the fact that we had some chores and admin to sort out in the UK, we decided not to waste time stopping in the rain and so drove pretty much 3 days solid to get to the UK.  We’ll be here a week or so, spending time between London and Oxford and it has been great catching up with friends and family.

It’s certainly been a reminder of why we went in search of sunshine in the first place – one of the coldest weeks to hit Britain, with snow flurries, freezing Arctic winds and below zero temperatures!!

11 thoughts on “Europe – back to winter

  1. How wonderful to catch up with you in person! Hope the next stage of your odyssey is as rewarding as Morocco has been.
    Love M and T.

  2. You guys looks great. Glad you are having a wonderful time.

    Sorry to miss you yesterday Leigh. Let me know the best number to give you a call on to catch up.

    D

    • Sorry to miss you – last few days in the UK were on a horse farm (near where we picked up the airstream) in a mobile phone and wifi blackspot! Hope all is well.

  3. Just to think a year ago it was Kalk bay celebrations. Cracking weekend with Kate at the Vineyard hotel in Cape Town.

  4. Hi guys,
    Bambi looks great. You left just in time, temperatures have nose-dived and we have snow today. We’ve looked at the 14 day forecast and there looks like rain in Portugal. Are we ever going to see the sun?
    It was great having the opportunity of catching up and do miss you loads (like jelly tots)
    Love Shaz & Fraz

    • Can’t believe rain is predicted for Portugal – and so pleased to have left before even more snow! Bambi is going well and we’re now ensconced in a coldish but sunny camp on the Med. Hopefully the weather will be on the turn soon!

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