Hi there and welcome to our outpost on the web  

It's been so much fun we are taking the long way home! When we set off last January we left on the 8th Jan with the idea of returning on the 9th Jan the following year. After a bit f thought and the generosity of Elddis, who are letting us keep 'NiKi' we are taking very long way home to arrive back in the UK at the end of May 2017!

We invite you watch the end of the Spanish journey video, made by Elddis and have an introduction to our 'Long Way Home' trip.


Welcome to our Continuing Adventure

We are David and Karen, The Grey Gappers, two mid fifties people who have quit work and taken a later life gap year. The idea of taking a year out when we were 55 was decided at the end of our first travel adventure in 2004 – 05. The where and how we would work out later. we have now decided to extend it until the summer in the UK.

 

The idea now is to travel back to the UK through Italy, starting in Sardinia, then on through Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary and so forth, the idea being to stretch ourselves and the van and see how much we really have learned about motorhoming, and life on the road. We certainly feel have mastered Spain and have to say it is a very easy country to motorhome around, with lots of options of places to stay. How will we do on a five month blast through Europe??

Here is a map of all the overnight stops we have taken on our Long Way Home Adventure

 

Here is a map of all our overnight stops in Spain, we hope they help you with your adventure.

 

We have been extremely fortunate to have been given a loan by Elddis one of their top of the range Encore motorhomes, to do the trip in and we are very grateful to them for this. We will talk about all aspects of the trip and the blog will be warts and all. So if the van falls apart you will read about it here! So far we have had few issues with the van.It has turned out to be very well-built. We have broken two of the door shelves on the fridge, Not designed for heavy wine bottles maybe. David managed to crack the floor of the shower, and a few screws worked loose. these are all now sorted and given that we have been on the road for over a year. We can recommend the Encore to anyone who would like a luxury well-built motorhome.

About the site.

There is a page about all the places we have stayed, this gives a review of every site we have stayed at, the price and the GPS location of them. There are separate maps of Spain and the 'Long Way Home' we hope that this will help our readers.

There is a section to do with the practical side of  Motorhome Life. 

There are many blogs on motorhome life out there we have a page linking to some our favorites. Plus finally a page of reviews of the stuff we took with us and bought on the way. 

So please join us on the adventure, if you have any ideas, or have a question please get in touch we would love to hear from you.

David and Karen

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  Once upon a time there was a wonderful couple who were travelling around Spain in a lovely Elddis Encore motorhome. But after a year in Spain they decided to venture further afield and so […]

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  We stopped for 4 days at Marina de Ragusa allowing us to cycle every day. The real advantage of electric bikes coming back to the fore, as the towns are on top of hills. […]

Long Way Home

Ouch –One big pot hole

February 13, 2017 5

Tarmacers Required –Applications to  ‘Italy’. This is a full time position that could and will require several years of dedicated resurfacing in fact probably relaying work on the network of so called roads here in Italy. […]

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Having arrived in Sardinia on a very chaotic Grim Boat we left on a well-organised Trim one, we have to recommend Tirrenia Lines. However, enough about leaving, what does Sardinia hold for the winter motorhome […]

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Mon 05/12/16: The rain welcomed in the day again for us and we watched from the vans windows as the rain kept on falling making the sand beneath us very heavy and clingy. No point […]

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