In January 2020 we picked up Buster an Elddis Encore 250 to take on a journey to Azerbaijan and test it to it’s limits. Well we made great progress and were in Antalya, Turkey when there was a a sudden change of plan! Covid enveloped the world and we had to stop moving, but not living and so ‘Buster’ was now our defence and cocoon from Covid. After three months we were … [Read more...] about The Longest Test Drive finally finished!
We have been staying in a Aire near Los Alcázares in Murcia Spain for the past 21 days We will finish our adventure on the 16th of October having been on the road for nearly 20 months. Last week we recapped our first six months in pictures and this week we will cover the reality of travel in a motorhome. We were overjoyed to have David’s cousin and family visit the … [Read more...] about Tragedy and Inconvenience
My phone this week has been coming up with some great photo collages from the trip, so while we rest for the last three weeks before it all finishes on the 16th of October we take look back in wonder at the past in photos. If you have any questions about the trip or the photos drop us a line. January 2020 We picked up 'Buster' in Tyne Valley Motorhomes, Rachel and Emma … [Read more...] about Looking Back in Wonder – Part 1 Jan – Jun 2020
And that is what we are doing at the moment during our first week in Los Alcazares, Murcia. We have been here many times, including in pre-motorhome life as David’s Aunt and Uncle have a place here and with the old Murcia airport literally no more than five minutes away we have been able to take advantage of their generosity and hospitality a good few times. On our … [Read more...] about Repeat, Repeat.
Another long week of driving as we now settle down for our final four weeks of this great adventure. One of the things that have amazed us during the past months is the resilience of people. This week we have stayed at places we had stayed in the past, one campsite and three ‘Areas’ as they call them here in Spain. Last October when we arrived in Valencia it was their … [Read more...] about Stayin’ Nomadic
The best way to start a tour of champagne is of course with a bit of royalty, and where could be worthier than Versailles. With so many plans abated for so many over the past few, unbelievably now years- it was with near astonishment when with David and I checking into the hotel at Versailles that my brother David, Chris and Claire walked in behind us for brother David’s … [Read more...] about All Fizzed Out
Time does fly, it is unrelenting, yet another week is over for us, and the end of the adventure does loom now. Yes, there is an end, we return to the UK on the 14th October and will meet up with our friends at Elddis on the 1st of November. By that time, we will have been on the road 94 weeks, who could have dreamed how the world would change from that day in January … [Read more...] about The Bear Brittany
More mussels in fact were the order of this week, as it happens-very scrumptious too. We are still in Brittany and of course Brittany is famous for all things crustacean wise, with mussels being sold in more or less every establishment in the region, in many different sauces. The main one way of course being moules mariniere, and oddly in the majority of the restaurants it’s … [Read more...] about Moules and More
TTFN Britain and Bonjour France As this great adventure comes to its sunset, we head back to France on the Eurotunnel, the same journey we made in January 2020, this time it is so different. Now we must present certificates to prove that we are jabbed, and Karen’s passport is stamped. How the world has changed! Because of Brexit we were also nervous because we had … [Read more...] about Rules is Rules