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[Valencia] Pou Clar, Ontinyent

Son varias veces las que hemos pernoctado en este parking de la zona de Ontinyent ya que el pueblo de Silvia está a unos escasos 15 minutos de distancia y cuando venimos de Andorra de visita, si llegamos muy tarde, para no molestar solemos dormir ahí y realizar la llegada oficial en un horario más adecuado.


La zona es una maravilla y cuando el tiempo acompaña aún más. Puedes realizar salidas gastronómicas, visitar los barrios medievales de los pueblos de la zona, disfrutar de la sierra o practicar diferentes actividades. Encontraréis rutas aptas para rodar en bici o simplemente para pasear.

En verano puedes disfrutar de un baño bien fresquito y nada masificado en las pozas naturales. El agua está realmente fría ya que proviene de nacimientos naturales subterráneos y la gente suele repartirse al rededor de las pozas a tomar el sol o comer.

A pocos minutos, podéis encontrar unas zonas interesantes de escalada, os dejo estos enlaces para que tengáis la información a mano:

- http://es.scribd.com/doc/63147652/Guia-escalada-ontinyent
- http://www.enlavertical.com/escuelas/view/44



La próxima vez que paremos, prometo actualizar el post con unas fotos de las pozas ya que la última vez era invierno, llovia y estaba todo un poco resbaladizo.

Lo único que no nos gusta de este parking, es lo expuesto que está al ruido del trafico ya que está muy pegado a la carretera, aunque las horas de ruido se reparten por el día y nunca por la noche.

Por ahora, os dejo los detalles de la zona de pernocta:
  • Tipo: Parking
  • Gratuito: Si
  • Agua: No, pero hay fuentes en el pueblo
  • Electricidad: No
  • Duchas: No
  • Vaciado Grises: No
  • WC: No
  • Coordenadas: 38.798648,-0.612328
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[Entrevista] Miss Kilómetros en On Road Magazine

Hace unos meses nos sorprendió la llegada de un email desde la redacción de On Road Magazine interesados en realizar un reportaje sobre nuestro blog y nuestro proyecto.


Nos hemos sentido importantes y abrumados de que contactaran con nosotros porque hemos publicado a un ritmo mucho menor por motivos laborales y se nos ha seguido teniendo en cuenta en la red de divulgación de contenidos del mundo camper.
Gracias a este reportaje, hemos alcanzado las 50.000 visitas en el blog y esto significa mucho para nosotros.

Para disfrutar del número de marzo, en el que aparecemos, seguid este enlace http://www.onroadmagazine.com/?p=2463 y para leernos, pasad a la página 46. Eso sí, no os perdáis el resto de contenidos porque merecen la pena.

Gracias On Road Magazine, de corazón y gracias a vosotros por leernos y seguir ahí.
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[Tarragona] Playa Sta. Llúcia, El Perelló

Una de las cosas buenas de la mitad este y sur de nuestra península es la suavidad del clima que nos permite disfrutar de buen tiempo en pleno invierno, cuando en otras zonas están sepultados bajo la nieve y el hielo.
Uno de estos días de invierno, hicimos un breve viaje y disfrutamos de un clima increíble que nada tiene que envidiar a los soleados días de primavera.

Subíamos de la zona de Alicante de vuelta a Andorra y gracias a la App Furgoperfectos de FurgoVW.org para Andorid, encontramos una referencia sobre esta playa en la zona sur de Tarragona y decidimos darle una oportunidad.
Llegamos allí un domingo por la tarde, así que además de ser invierno, era el final del fin de semana y pudimos disfrutar de la zona en completa soledad. Ni siquiera vimos pasar a la policía.



El lugar de posible pernocta es el párking de una pequeña playa, con un acceso relativamente fácil y apto para auto-caravanas aunque un poco enrevesado. Hay que tener un poco de cuidado a la hora de programar el navegador, ya que al pasar la autopista justo al lado, puede generar confusión en el aparato.
La forma más segura para no perderse, es llegar hasta el Perelló, tomar la salida del pueblo en dirección Castellón y después tomar la dirección "Perelló Platjes" hasta ver la señal de "Santa Llúcia".




Os dejo la información detallada para vuestro uso y disfrute:

  • Tipo: Párking de playa
  • Gratuito: Si
  • Agua: Si, fuentes y duchas en verano
  • Electricidad:No
  • WC: En verano hay WCs portátiles. En invierno los retiran.
  • Coordenadas: 40.830542,0.741201
http://maps.google.com/maps 

La zona no dispone de sombra y puede que esto cause un poco de agobio en pleno verano, pero en otoño y primavera puede ser un lugar idóneo por las suaves temperaturas.
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Volvemos con más ganas

En breve estaremos de vuelta con toda la energía y las ganas de viajar.

MissKilometros - Hossegor, Abril 2012

Después de nuestra larga estancia en Irlanda, nada menos que 8 meses, regresamos y ponemos a nuestra amiga de 4 ruedas a punto para volver a disfrutar de nuevas rutas y viajes.

Perdón por este tiempo de desconexión y gracias por seguir ahí. Nos vemos en el camino!!!


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[Un hogar sobre ruedas] 1979 Bluebird International Bus

Os traigo otra impresionante transformación de un autobús en vivienda habitual, con una Volkswagen T2 de 1979 como altillo. Una auténtica maravilla que más quisiéramos poder ver por estas tierras.

Transformado para utilizar Aceite Vegetal como combustible y equipado con paneles solares, en este autobús viven Dave y Thomas, amigos desde la universidad que dicen, sólo quieren vivir humildemente y de manera sostenible.*** Voy a intentar traducir con calma los artículos que vaya encontrando en inglés para que todos podáis disfrutarlos.

1979 Bluebird International 


As temperatures dropped into the teens over the weekend, Dave Weaver and Thomas Ruble had no problem keeping snug by the fireplace in their East Austin school bus.

The 1979 Bluebird International, which can rumble up to 55 mph on recycled vegetable oil, sleeps six; contains a hot-water shower, kitchen, fridge and freezer; sports floor-to-ceiling wood paneling; and features a music studio with a stand-up piano.

In the galaxy of off-the-grid living, their pad is cooler than yours.

Combining all the chi-chi style of world-class yachts — Weaver's father was a carpenter with a Seattle-area yacht manufacturer, and the bus is outfitted with fancy scrap wood — and the environmental sensitivity you would expect of two recent college graduates from Washington state — thus the bus's conversion to run on used vegetable oil from restaurants — the Bluebird sets a new standard in RVing.

And then there's the penthouse, a bolted-down shell of a 1979 Volkswagen camper bus that piggybacks on top of the Bluebird. Yes, the penthouse gets great light, and opens, hatchback-like, to the bus's picket-fenced "yard," also known as the back half of the roof.


Looking for an adventure with an environmental bent, Weaver, 24, and Ruble, 23, friends from college, drove the bus to Austin in the late summer. At the time, they had already spent roughly $20,000 to outfit the bus, which Weaver had bought for $1,500 on Craigslist.

They picked Austin because that's where Weaver's brother, Ben, who had started graduate school at the University of Texas, was living.

Ben Weaver, having suffered from bus envy himself, also now lives in a veggie-oil-powered bus, adjacent to the one occupied by Dave Weaver and Ruble.

The group pays an East Austin homeowner $150 per bus per month to park, semipermanently, in the backyard. Right now both buses are plugged in, getting electricity and water from the home. They make use of beds, couches and a toilet in a next-door garage apartment, which they furnished and get to use for free for now.

When they're on the road, "we're like stars, especially at gas stations," says Weaver, a tall, drawn and earnest saxophonist who records in the back of the bus.


"We have to break a picket line to get back to the front of the bus," said Ruble, also a musician. "Everyone's pulled out their cell phones and cameras to take pictures."

Some of the details: The 40-foot-long, 13½-foot-tall vehicle has four 50-gallon tanks — one for conventional diesel and three for vegetable oil — and gets seven miles to the gallon. It carries a 50-gallon water tank and two 10-gallon propane tanks that power the water heater, fridge, stove and fireplace.

Besides two starting batteries on the engine of the bus, the Bluebird has solar panels and two golf-cart batteries, which power the fluorescent lights, guitar amps and computers when the bus is on the road.

For now, the pair has built a wooden fence to keep it out of public view and comply with city code. Ruble just left town with a friend on a band tour, and Weaver seems happily ensconced in his studio.
The bus serves as a test for green living, Weaver said. "We wanted to live cheaply and lightly," he said.
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[Un hogar sobre ruedas] Rosie 1978 Bluebird Bus

Creamos un nuevo apartado en nuestro blog que mostrará cómo se las ingenia la gente para vivir sobre ruedas.

Más allá de nuestras fronteras, dónde los monstruos de la ITV no acechan año tras año para ponernos las cosas difíciles, podemos encontrar muchas de estas furgonetas, autobuses, autocaravanas... dónde las familias viven cómoda y apaciblemente en un auténtico hogar sobre ruedas.

Rosie 1978 Bluebird Bus
By Nancy Flores - www.statesman.com
 

Like most newlyweds, Mike and Natalie Young are navigating their new life together as a couple — figuring out details like how to agree on decorating styles and making sure piles of clothes don't end up everywhere. But unlike most newlyweds, they are learning how to do all this living in a roughly 300-square-foot school bus.

They call the bus "Rosie," and when they climb aboard the 1978 Bluebird, they're home. Its drab school days have been left behind as the couple has renovated it into a cozy and contemporary space with an Austin feel.

Converting the school bus into their first home together was a conscious choice for the Youngs, not a sacrifice, Mike Young said. It wasn't their lifelong dream to live on a school bus, either. But with Mike Young's love of living light and Natalie Young's appreciation for alternative living styles, the choice made perfect sense for the couple.

"Rosie" has an open-concept floor plan with one room flowing into the other. There's a small kitchen with a propane stove, vinyl flooring that resembles hardwood, and a bedroom and living area. It's still fully operational, but the Youngs park the school bus on a friend's North Austin backyard and drive their car for transportation. The bus gets electricity and water from hookups to the house and its shed.

Making their new life on "Rosie" a reality came with a little help from friends and family. The Youngs created a school bus wedding registry, where folks could pitch in to get them everything from the interlocking floating floor they installed to a portable air-conditioning unit.



They decided early on that the bus would not serve as a recreational vehicle. And it was definitely not going to look like one, either. The newlyweds meshed their home décor tastes by painting the interior a pale gray, giving the bus a modern feel while adding more colorful and bohemian-style accents like pillows and ottomans. Thanks to the previous owner, who used the bus as an office and studio space, all the seats are gone. The Youngs liked the idea of having all those school bus windows provide an open and airy feel. Mike Young credits Natalie Young's eye for design for making the space not only livable but pleasant.

Before actively searching for a suitable bus, the couple discussed the logistics at length. They also priced apartment rentals before deciding that buying a bus made the most financial sense for them. Natalie Young called school districts to inquire about buses for sale. Eventually, they found "Rosie" on Craigslist for about $3,000.

Just like any other home, "Rosie" has become a gathering place for family and friends, which is exactly the kind of space the Youngs had hoped to create. They hosted a Thanksgiving dinner, and have big parties with friends and family.

"They all come to hang out, sit in our little space, drink chai tea, drink beer and eat some food," Mike Young said. "We can cook full meals and people migrate between inside the bus, the backyard and the campfire. We've been blessed with this space and the chance to exercise this experiment."

But they have also had to deal with all the challenges of living on a bus, especially during the scorching temperatures this past summer. "We're basically in a metal box," Natalie Young said. "And, honestly, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. we weren't able to live in here comfortably even with the AC. We burned out one, it was so hot." The couple got around that with their busy schedules. Mike Young works full time with a solar electric installation company, and Natalie Young is a full-time nursing student.

With lower temperatures now cooling Austin, the Youngs have come up with a creative heating solution. They purchased a large thermal fabric to create room divisions and trap heat. Heavy-duty magnets sewn to the top of the fabric help it stick to the bus ceiling. And a small space heater helps, too.


"I think one of our favorite things going into it was the opportunity to be creative with the space and our living situation," Mike Young said.

Their creativity and personal styles are showcased throughout their converted home, where they get their point-of-view across in a small space. Artwork decorates the foyer (where a bus driver would sit). Flowers, candles and houseplants warm the feel of the space. Taking advantage of the fact that their home is metal, they use magnetic strips that stick to the walls to hold kitchen knives as well as small magnetic containers filled with spices. Wooden bookshelves and narrow wooden tables hold photos, books and table lamps.

"One of the rules of backpacking is you get the smallest backpack you can because if you get a bigger one you're going to fill it," Mike Young said. "It's the same idea with a house. So we choose the few things that have the most impact, that mean the most to us."

Like any small living space, cleaning up is key.

"We both struggle with putting things where they go," Natalie Young said. "It's easy to find space to dump stuff on. I think every home has that." Mike Young adds that his wife reminds him when he starts putting stuff everywhere that the size of their living room is the size of someone's entry way.

"I have to go back and pick it up," he said. "But it doesn't take long."

When people hear about their life on "Rosie," they usually tell them it's nice the couple can do this while they are still young. But Mike Young and Natalie Young don't see it as a phase or just something to experience.

"I mean, I would raise children in here," Natalie Young said. "Of course, we'd need a better heat solution, but those things can be done. It's funny to see people's responses and have them see us as crazy kids. In reality, it's just an extension of how we've already lived and how we want to continue to live."

The Youngs plan to move to Washington state later this year, and "Rosie" is coming with them. The couple hopes to continue renovating the home and keep chronicling their adventures on their blog Hike with Mike Young Y Nat. "Rosie" might soon get upgrades like a speaker system, insulation, claw-foot tub and a toilet. The couple currently uses the rest room in the neighboring house.

The Youngs do have interest in other living situations for the future. They've thought about living on a sailboat or using the school bus as a guest bedroom or office space if they ever purchase a house. But for now, the Youngs are happy living aboard "Rosie."

"Unfortunately, I do get attached to vehicles, so I think we do have to figure out what to do with it for about the next 30 years," Mike Young said.

Natalie Young smiled and added, "And I'd be OK with that. She's a good bus."

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