LivingOffKilter Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
January 6th, 2021 Recinto Ferial Arjonilla

Informed by the village council that this area is planned to be developed further to provide facilities for motorhomes.
At present the council are happy for visitors to stay but there are no facilities open.
They have already installed electrical points, water outlets and toilet and shower facilities but as yet they are not accessable.
The village has a number of olive factories, one which provides tours. A museum, castle ruins and an air raid shelter.
There is a fresh fruit and vegetable store and also a small supermarket. There are cafés and bars also.
In the centre of the village is a beautiful church.

August 15th, 2020 Tokavaig

Beautiful spot overlooking the Cullin hills. Came here in 2008 and camped alone. Considering the number of vans on the road in 2020 surprised to find this place relatively quiet.
Would not recommend driving a big rig down here.
No facilities other than the scenery.

August 11th, 2020 Hushinish parking

Toilets and shower closed due to Covid-19. Black water dump currently free. Should be £3.00 under normal conditions.

August 6th, 2020 Beach parking

Not the prettiest of towns for sure but this small parking area behind the Post Office sorting office has beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and white sandy beaches.
Don't expect the planes to land on the beach like Barra.
No WiFi but good 4G. Supermarket in town.

August 5th, 2020 Kisimul

Indian restaurant serving Indian and Italian food. Waiting for our takeaway. Will update when eaten.

August 5th, 2020 Kisimul

Excellent meal. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 4pm - 8pm during Covid-19.

August 3rd, 2020 Between Two Sandy Beaches

A couple of flat spots with hard standing set between two beaches.
Honesty box and we were greeted by one of the community who suggested £5.00 per night.
Toilets at the nearby community cafe. Opening times as per cafe. Water also available but they ask for a contribution as their water is metered. 2 coin operated showers which were closed on our stopover due Covid-19.

August 1st, 2020 Mossfield Stadium

Found this place on Searchforsites. Large flat parking area. No facilities just a place to park overnight. On one entrance there is a yellow/black sign saying no overnight parking, this is not enforceable. No sign on the other entrance. Another 6 campers here tonight.

July 29th, 2020 Pendreich Forest Car Park

Flat car park outside of Stirling. No facilities but a quiet place to spend the night. Numerous walks in the area.
Would recommend approaching from Bridge of Allen as the road north from the A91 direction has a nasty steep/sharp bend that a couple of cars struggled getting round, wheel spin.
Would not recommend for big rigs steep and narrow roads from both directions.

July 28th, 2020 Three Lochs Forest Drive

This is the location of the Warden's office. Toilets also located here. There are other toilet facilities elsewhere in the forest.
Effectively £5.00 to camp per night. £2 per day, £3 overnight. Permit required.
Tried to book online told no spaces available. Went to the Warden's office and paid without problem.
For vehicles the drive is 7 miles long so if you miss your favourite spot you'll need to drive the loop again. Cyclists can do what they want, as usual.
On the road from Callander saw a number of motorhomes parked up in various places. Not sure of the legalities as they where within the controlled parking area of the National Park.

July 25th, 2020 Portnahaven, Islay.

Flat parking area next to Scottish Water waste pump No 2. Overlooks the lighthouse. Toilets nearby but we're closed due to Covid-19 when we visited.
Don't think there would be a problem parking overnight. Locals were friendly.

February 27th, 2020 Kalma

Found an expensive restaurant at the end of the world.
We experienced the Menu Premium at 5500 ars each.
So glad that Jorge took this challenge and set a standard higher than anywhere else in Ushuaia.

February 27th, 2020 Ramos Generales

Been in Ushuaia 2 days and our second visit to this restaurant. Booths meals have been spot on. Staff do a good job of servicing this busy place. Be patient and things seemed to work out well.

February 27th, 2020 Kalma

We travelled to the end of the world and found this excellent restaurant.
Not cheap, so not for all overlanders. Pairing menu was 5500 ars each. Worth every penny.
Like good food? Come here and add your opinion.

February 10th, 2020 Refugio Tati Yupi

We stayed 3 nights and had an excellent time. Yes, your not allowed to take the trails into the forest but you can certainly walk on the shoreline.
Free camping, WiFi and electricity. Hot showers. Mango and avacado trees. What's not to like about this place.

February 5th, 2020 Club Social Akaray

We would also highly recommend this place. We spent 5 nights here. Easy access to and from the city with Uber.
David even took us to the bus terminal the day we visited the falls.
Restaurants and bars a few minutes walk and a large outdoor food court too.
We made a contribution to cover the electricity that we used.

February 2nd, 2020 Parque Manantial

We followed Google Maps from Encarnacion. Friendly local guided to the correct location.
Coming from Encarnacion stay on the highway until you see the huge signs directing to this beautiful location.

January 30th, 2020 San Ignacio

Plenty of places to park up for the night around the main square. Quiet town. Not much open when we where here.

January 15th, 2020 Dangerous Potholes- Avoid at Night!

Well, that was one hell of a challenge.
Glad it's not my daily commute route.

January 14th, 2020 Vaccin Yellow Fever

We arrived the previous Thursday at around 11am to be told the 30 allocations had gone.
Times on the notice board said Tuesday and Thursday between 9 and 12.
We decided to arrive early, 8am, on Tuesday. We were issues with ticket 27 and told to return at 11.30am.
So if you need a certificate plan arriving as early as possible to receive your allocated ticket.
On the notice board it gives you details of other places that do vaccinations and the days and times.

January 14th, 2020 Refinor Gas Station

For a gas station this was relatively quiet.
Were glad of the Aircon and cold beers at the shop. Didn't use the showers or toilets so can't comment on them.
Good for one night.

January 13th, 2020 Monumento Gral Guemes

We spent 4 nights here at different locations around the monument. In front of the steps there was a lot of traffic. At the back near the museum was quieter.
Yes there are lots of people chilling out all night but they just sat around chatting. No crazy music.
Tried to get into the municipal campsite one day but it was ballistic. Holiday season so we ended up coming back here.
Good location for walking to the centre. Police had no problems with is parking anywhere around the monument.
We're a big rig so parking elsewhere in the city was an issue.

January 11th, 2020 camping el algarrobal

This campsite is open. Probably only seasonal.

January 11th, 2020 Camping Municipal

Like the campsite opposite this is probably only seasonal too. But definitely open today.

January 11th, 2020 Camping Luz y Fuerza

If you have a big rig don't come here in the summer season, limited spots. We decided to street camp near the main plaza. Not as far to walk when you've done a few wine tastings and dinner. Lol.

January 10th, 2020 La Hueya

Not suitable for big rigs. Low hanging trees.

January 10th, 2020 Large Pull In

Pull in at the side of the road suitable for big rigs. Overlooking the lake and the yacht club. Free and better than the yacht club.

January 7th, 2020 Café Del Tiempo

Great lunch. Fast WiFi.
Busy corner of town with lots of bars and restaurants to choose from.

January 5th, 2020 Near the cemetery

Parked outside the cemetery for one night. Short walk down the steps to the main square.

December 12th, 2019 Andes Nomads, Desert Camp & Lodge

This is a beautiful spot. Our first night and it's so peaceful.