Algarve, being on the Atlantic coast, is bound to get more rain than SE Spain on the Mediterranean. I grew up in Galicia, NW Spain and it is definitely NOT true that the rain in Spain usually stays on the plane. You go an tell that to any Galician; I dare you!!! Another myth. Those who believe that obviously haven't travelled further enough north west, but Portugal is very similar, although warmer in the south, of course.
when i was a child touring spain etc we were taught by the spanish that the rain in spain is usually in portugal.
i think they were right but yes galicia can be very wet as well.
though coming through in late march april i have found it always ok.
might have been lucky.
one of my favourite places is Arou mind hard to get into. found away in through a forest . ideal lovely little fishing village , all the houses are painted different colours like one of the tv villages , cant remember it now .
i do like galicia though . wild rugged and not too touristy.
i wouldnt mind asturia or cantarbria.
mind still not exactly warm in winter.
probably around san vicente de la barquera .
that seems to fit the bill quite easily.
but i do like it here in cornwall so dont think i will retire anywhere else.
Yes, I was thinking of doing that but they have strange fishing laws. I do A LOT of fishing when away. Still, I'm not paying 30E a night staying on a packed site just so I can say I've visited Lake Bled etc !
Looks like it'll be France/Germany again with a night or 2 in Slovenia and Croatia, I have managed to track down a few aires via Campingcar infos.