Last week we had crossed back into France and stayed at St Tropez, and we had had to make some decisions on where we would feel most comfortable and safe during these strange times. The sun had returned, and we took a two-day break and had a walk about ate in and relaxed. Though Covid numbers are rising throughout Europe we wanted to be warm as well as safe, for the next … [Read more...] about Another Bump in The Road.
It seems a lifetime ago but we left Italy in early August as the 38 degree heat defeated us, and we were scheduled to meet with Karen’s brother for his 70th so we headed for France but had skipped a few places on our bucket list. We have damaged the water tank on ‘Buster’ and Elddis have arranged for a replacement to be shipped down for us to a dealer near Lucca where we can … [Read more...] about Italy Revisited, Portofino and Cinque Terre
A long long time ago, I paid my first and only visit to Provence and it really stuck in my memory and now 30 years late in ‘Buster’, our beloved Elddis Encore 250 we have returned, to see if I can share the love of the area with Karen. You may have noticed that we got off to a good start from Karen’s Blog last week. She left us last week in St Remy de Province, a truly … [Read more...] about Encore-en-Provence
In fact, its two Pont de view’s- Pont de Gard and Pont d’Avignon and both are equally stunning in their own way, with us loving and enjoying both places. The campsite at Pont de Gard- La Sousta was a 4* star site and it was worthy of that star. However, whilst in the Camargue we stayed on another 4* site and it wasn’t entirely, in our opinions worthy of that rating. Of … [Read more...] about It’s a Pont de View
After a relatively quiet week last week in Switzerland, this has been a positively whirlwind run through France this week. We departed Les Rousses and headed south towards Lyon. and after a few hours stopped at a small vineyard, it was in Park4Night, but there was no one home when we arrived so we sort of just parked up on a pitch. It turns out it was a France Passion … [Read more...] about Belle France?? Masque Obligatoire!
On our previous Motorhome adventure in 2017 we did not get on with Italy, I don’t really know why, perhaps it was so early in the year or that in the south it seemed everyone wanted to rip you off. Or just maybe we had fallen in love with Spain and Italy was not in the running. Here we are, in 2020 a new normal and Italy is fantastic! So what has changed? As you know we … [Read more...] about Viva Italia!
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
Goodbye, Adieu, Slan, Güle güle, a Farewell to Sundance and moving on. After 10 weeks our lockdown adventure at Sundance camp is came to an end and we have flown the nest. Our last week was both sad and uplifting, as our lockdown community departed and at the end it was just two vans Karen and I, and James and Katherine. It is surprising how a bunch of disparate people … [Read more...] about Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
Our ninth week at Sundance has brought something new, heat lots and lots of heat, seemingly the hottest May days in 75 years. As I write in the shade of the bar area drinking ‘Cay’ odd that a hot drink can cool you down, it is 38 degrees in the shade. The van is like oven and to top it off though site is on the sea and we have a river flowing through it. We are not allowed into … [Read more...] about So Dammm Hot! Diesel-gate and other stories.