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.
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
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
We are now in Bonny Scotland and the road up has been the long way up, taking our time to visit many of the top UK tourist spots on the way. Like so many of our travels we have not given for one reason or another, enough time to many of these places, but of course we can re-visit another time, all things being willing. That said we started back on our travels after … [Read more...] about The Long Way Up
This time last week we were in Wales and attempting to climb Snowdon but it was cool and raining, we had not brought the necessary UK travel gear we had bought (yes the wet gear) but we persisted and had a pleasant but damp walk over half way up but the mountain was covered in mist so we beat a retreat back to our base at Betws-y-Coed to find it was bathed in sunshine, such is … [Read more...] about Tart of the Week
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.