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!
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
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.
Musings on Coronavirus travel. Looking at the news back home in the UK and Ireland, we can see that people are excited to be be allowed travel and for the motorhomers among you get back on the road. Looking back on our last four months we can say that coronavirus has changed the world of travel completely. When we arrived in Turkey on March 7th, we had heard of the … [Read more...] about Home thoughts from abroad.
As we sit on this Tuesday evening on a campsite in Halkidiki, with the smells of Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria meat fest food cooking all around us we wonder whether we are in Greece. Then our food baby bellies rumble from the lovely fresh fish-dorado and calamari, Greek salad and tzatziki we had for lunch along with the beautiful azure blue waters and we know we are very firmly … [Read more...] about A Postcard from Greece
Two contestants, three islands -who will be the winner at the end of the week. Actually, we have never seen an episode of Love Island, but we do love the Greek islands-who doesn’t. We have also loved the Peloponnese mainland as well, but with the four Saronic Gulf Islands just a hop, skip and a boat away who could resist, especially with my replacement battery ready and waiting … [Read more...] about Love Island (s)
My long term love affair with Greece very nearly ended this week with one of the worse, death defying drives ever, car or motorhome, over several mountain ranges from the lovely ancient walled city of Monemvasia, at the tip of the Peloponnese to Nafplio tucked in a curved bay heading back towards Athens. We had been at another World Heritage site -Mystras, listed ruins of … [Read more...] about Once, Twice, Three Times Souvlaki!
We left Italy with a last feast of home-cooked pork chops, potatoes and two veg, cooked in the port whilst waiting to board. There was some doubt as to whether the chops might have been horse meat as we brought them from a local market, but if they were, they did a good impression of very tasty pork. The sixteen-hour crossing to Patra with Grimaldi Lines remained as ever … [Read more...] about It’s a First