Well, think I have dodged a bullet. I had an email from a guy asking about how I was getting on flying ‘Dave’ our newly purchased drone copter, especially with the ‘Draconian’ spanish laws regarding this issue. I replied that due to the unseasonally inclement weather ‘Dave’ has spent the best part of 3 weeks in his box. A few skirmishes around the campsite is all that I have been able to muster to date. I have to be honest and say that I hadn’t realised that things were so stringent. So I went on-line and found some hair-raising information from t’interweb that has left me feeling slightly cold I must say. Click on this link http://www.rightspain.com/rules-regulations-drone-flying-spain/ if you need more info on the subject which makes for harrowing reading but on further scrutiny you can be sensible and not incur any ridiculous fines if you apply common sense. The only problem with common sense is that unfortunately it is not common so the message for any budding drone copter flyer ( in Spain especially) is to be extremely cautious. The only problem with common sense is that unfortunately it is not common so the message for any budding drone copter flyer ( in Spain especially) is to be extremely cautious. So I’m afraid video content from ‘Dave’ will have to wait until we get to Greece ( unless I can squeeze in a sneaky take off) and if Greece’s laws are just as draconian then I might have just bought an expensive paperweight…
I did enjoy talking to you both yesterday at Los Pinos, sorry not to say goodbye but there was no sign of life from your van when we went. Hope Max and Sam did not wake you when they saw the squirrel this morning.
your adventure is fascinating, good luck to you both and stay happy.
Hello Angie, so lovely to hear from you. Yes we were sorry to have missed you too. I briefly caught Tim to say a meek good morning too, as an empty water tank called me out in my pjs!! Max and Sam are gorgeous and their cries of delight are part of the beautiful orchestra of life that we have come to appreciate away from the Matrix! So it’s all good. We hope that you have had a good journey onwards from Los Pinos today and that Spain has intrigued you sufficiently to want to return. We hope we can entertain you with our travel adventures either through our FB page or via our newsletter if you wish to receive it. In fact I’ve just finished my latest blog as I sit here in the silence of an empty van whilst Myles watches the Rugby in town. Silence and creativity are a great combo for me! Bonne route and á bientôt. Karen x