When we left in January 2020, we had no idea that most of our planning and hopes would be a mirage. At the same time, we can only feel lucky to have been able to travel for the duration of the pandemic and our lockdowns were in warmer places. But like all good things it had to come to an end and with Brexit we had to return to the UK. We had attempted a visit at Christmas … [Read more...] about Test and disgrace, family and friends, back on the road.
Overstaying by 24 days, form filling, covid tests and self-isolation plus Test and Trace On the 23rd of January 2020 we set off on the Eurotunnel, the plan; drive through France, Italy, Greece, on to Turkey through Georgia to Azerbaijan, and then come back. Simple really. It did not work out that way! But it has been an adventure, over 6 months of various lockdowns 3 in … [Read more...] about Adiós España and Hello UK
A Wedding, plus planning re-entry to the UK, the 60th Blog of the trip. One year ago, this week, we commenced our first lockdown in Turkey, the world had never experienced anything like this before. There seemed to be a worldwide community working together for all. As we remained on the campsite near Kemer there was a hope that we would get over this soon. We were in awe … [Read more...] about Lockdown the 1st Anniversary
We are coming to the end of the European part of our adventure, due to Brexit we no longer have the right to travel around as we please, the 90 / 180 day rule will apply going forward. We are looking forward to discovering the gems that our home country offers over the summer months. But luckily for us the lockdown here is much lighter than in the UK and we are taking advantage … [Read more...] about A Walk In The Park
For the latest from Pino the Cat Scroll Down As lockdowns go ours has not been as tough as many of our readers, bars and restaurants are still open until 6.00pm and though we have been restricted to the area we are in, even that is lifting next week as the numbers across Andalucía continue to drop massively. We will be allowed move around the whole province and see … [Read more...] about A 60th and a Passport
Hi there and welcome, we are now fully one year on from when we departed the UK. Such a different world we now live in as we have looked back on the year we thought we could give you some numbers on how much this has cost how far we travelled plus some other highlights. But we will come back to that. This week we have had a long stretch of poor weather with lots of rain … [Read more...] about Wind, Waves and Whiskey????
After a break for Christmas where we were able to visit friends along the Andalusian coast, we are back in Zahora in the area of Cadiz and this is where we will stay for the time being. We can only count ourselves lucky as our new revised lockdown is not as onerous as many other countries. We can still go out and enjoy a meal up until 6.00pm and curfew they would want to start … [Read more...] about Hotel Cadizfornia
Well that was an interesting year, when we started 2020 life seemed so simple, we were getting ready for what we thought would be a fairly different adventure, by driving to Azerbaijan in our lovely Elddis Encore 250 motorhome. There would be some challenges but all in all an exceedingly long drive across new countries meeting lovely people, what possibly could go … [Read more...] about New Year New hope.
We have been on the Costa del Luz now for 7 weeks, still in semi lockdown and are officially unable to move around. Though we have seen many vans heading up and down the coast regardless, we will be setting off later this week heading for Gibraltar to fly back to the UK for Christmas. It is amazing just how many hoops there are involved if you want to do this right! Anyway, … [Read more...] about Driving Home for Christmas