After the heat of Galicia we headed east for 5 days in the familiar surroundings of Llanes. Leaving O Grove and heading for the North Coast we passed by Boiro, one of the areas ravaged by the summer wildfires and even from the motorway the damage was obvious. We wended our way up a mountain and through the clouds, but on the Galician side of … Continue reading España Road Trip Part 3 – Asturias
Saturday was a loooong day. We had disembarked in Spain after brekkie with barely an emergency cup a soup on board and needed supplies to see us through the mammoth trek we had planned. Knowing the asturian leg of the Autovía del Cantábrico quite well I had planned for us to stop at the big Carrefour just beyond Santander. Turns out I disremembered both the … Continue reading España Road Trip 2022 – Part 2 Galicia
July 2022, South Yorkshire Technology Corridor. Heatwave. Ending the school year on 40° with wildfires on the edge of the village. One of my ex-students left homeless after the blaze. Packing the van was an extreme sport. Although ventilation in Big Red is way more advanced than in the T6, internal temperature was close on 50° at times, so much so that the oven fan … Continue reading (The long awaited) España Road Trip 2022 – Part 1
Such a tale of woe, involving countless back and forth with the RAC and Citroën- nearly a month with the van off the road but eventually Big Red was returned and ready for adventure. We decided to test the waters with a trip out Retford way to the Bluebell Inn at Lound. Found it through the C&CC app and was reasonably priced, but as I … Continue reading Normal Service Resumed (Phew!)
Big Red has been with us a couple of months now. We haven’t been far. One tank of fuel ⛽️ – shockingly expensive one weekend in deepest Luncolnshire 🐑 🐏 a day out to Clumber and the Platinum Jubilee weekend in the field of fine wines 🍷 That’s about as much as we’ve done so far. Today was supposed to be a day out and … Continue reading Something’s been nibbling Big Red!
Summer 2018 was when we started our vanventures, a big decision to fork out a wedge on the beautiful black bus, and we swore we would keep it forever (cos that’s how long it would take to pay it off!!) but almost immediately, well when we saw the likes of the Grand California, we started to dream about whether a slightly roomier van was a … Continue reading Big News – Big Red Incoming
Half term came around and we planned a cheeky campout for 4 nights to get away. As usual we had no clear plan until the week before, and after googling and checking out many places online the length and breadth of the land, it was clear that lots of places are charging a fortune and either offering not a lot, or ramping up the extras. … Continue reading North Yorkshire Adventure