After a week of free wild camping down the Mediterranean coast of Spain, we found ourselves at a paid marina parking lot in the small town of Almerimar, Spain. For 10 euros a night, we parked on marked off asphalt with access to fresh water, a manhole cover for gray and black water, toilets, showers and electricity (which was an extra 4 euros a night and we did not opt for).

Almerimar, Spain

And the best part? They did not charge a ridiculous extra person fee. So many campgrounds in Europe base their rate on one camper with two people included. Everything else is a la carte, like pets, people and power. The last place we checked out charged 9 a night but wanted to charge each kid 5 euros each. That 9 euros place would have coast us 24. So ridiculous. We refuse to pay a kid fee. It would be cheaper if we just drove two vans. Lol.

Almerimar, Spain

Almerimar, Spain

Most people at this marina prefer to stay on near the docks. It’s busy and cramped over there. Being beachside with less crowds is more our style.

Almerimar, Spain

Almerimar, Spain

And it got warm enough for these three to dip themselves in the Mediterranean Sea.

Almerimar, Spain

Almerimar, Spain

It’s so nice to be able to throw the kids into warm showers after a day at the beach. Little luxuries.

Almerimar, Spain

A peek into our Sprinter van’s tiny kitchen.

Almerimar, Spain

Pasta for lunch today.

Almerimar, Spain

Luka always helping me with hand washing our laundry.

Almerimar, Spain

Workbook day for roadschool/worldschool/homeschool today.

Almerimar, Spain

And then we found a little problem.

Almerimar, Spain

Mold under my mattress. NOOOOOOO.

Almerimar, Spain

We scrubbed, bleached and resealed the wood. While that dried, we walked to the laundromat to wash and dry our mattress covers.

Almerimar, Spain

Now that’s taken care of, we can get back to our normal routines.

Almerimar, Spain

Luka trying to get the quartz out of this rock.

Almerimar, Spain

The kids ended up going through their clothes and gave away a huge blue Ikea bag of things they no longer needed. They did save a couple pieces to make clothes out of for their stuffed animals. Luka came up to me afterwards and told me “That was way more fun than I was expecting, mama!” Oh, Luka.

Almerimar, Spain

We noticed a tall ship sailing into the harbor one day.

Almerimar, Spain

So the next day we walked to the other side of the marina to check it out.

Almerimar, Spain

It was an old wooden ship that prompted the kids to learn about Spanish conquistadors. One of the many examples of how traveling aids our education and how it helps solidify what they learn from these real life experiences.

Almerimar, Spain

Almerimar, Spain

Guzi in Croatian means butt so this pizza place gave us a goog laugh.

Almerimar, Spain

And these Toppola campers always make us smile too. We saw one this summer in Scandinavia too.

Almerimar, Spain

Alright, time to drop our solar panels.

Almerimar, Spain

Almerimar, Spain

And start heading further south down the coast.

Almerimar, Spain

Dan’s video is a little delayed. Will tag here later.

Almerimar, Spain

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Marlene

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