Coronavirus has stopped us in our tracks. We are now locked down in Turkey.
We’re the Grey Gappers, commonly known as Karen and David and we were off to the Caspian Sea in a brand new Elddis Encore 250 motorhome. But after being on the road for 10 weeks are now locked down in Turkey for the foreseeable future.
In 2016 we had the privilege to discover Spain in an 2016 Elddis Encore motorhome after take a very long way home arrived back in the UK mid 2017. Elddis have given an opportunity to Encore in the brand new 2020 Encore 250. So after 2 ½ years having reconnected back with family and friends, finding jobs and replenishing our savings we have decided to hit the road again. The remit from Elddis was that we should push ourselves and the van and take a route less travelled. The plan was to head for Baku in Azerbaijan, so no nice and easy Spain!
We now you will be reading about what is is like to be stranded in Turkey dependant on the kindness of strangers during this stressful time. When we arrived, we were three vans. Now after two weeks 6 more have arrived. Self isolating is virtually impossible with each new arrival, social distancing not easy either.
But a community has grown and we work together to make our lock down as safe and as much fun as possible. We hope that reading about our slightly odd lock down away fro our friends and families will be entertaining and fun. If you have any questions just ask. Love to all our families, friends and readers, may you all be safe and well.
All will be revealed in our weekly blogs, plus all social media platforms including all the bad stuff including arguments, disasters etc as well as the amazing experiences.