Road trip – third leg Zoutelande to Brielle

Having previously been impressed with the squiggly nature of the Dutch coastline we, or at least I, was looking forward to today’s drive. The weather was a bit pants, but being a driving day it wasn’t so much of an issue. We discovered that a lot of the roads ran along fortifications to keep the blessed water out and when we got to Vroewenpolder at … Continue reading Road trip – third leg Zoutelande to Brielle

Road trip – Second Leg – Zuydcoote via Belgium to Zoutelande

We left Zuydcoote beach after a reasonably leisurely morning and after stocking up on Gina, Knackis, goats cheese and crusty bread, headed for Belgium. We were only a few ks off the frontier, and it was so underwhelming I missed a photo opportunity. Belgium seemed to be an interminable road running alongside a tram track, parallel to the beach but on the inland side of … Continue reading Road trip – Second Leg – Zuydcoote via Belgium to Zoutelande

3 countries in 1 week – some statistics

In December we had the bright idea of a trip to Nederlands. The ferry from Hull would be long and pricey with the van, but a drive from Dunkerque would fall into acceptable parameters and the good old DFDS ferry was much more pocket friendly and thus it was decided – road trip – France, Belgium, Netherlands and back. Despite having made this decision, very … Continue reading 3 countries in 1 week – some statistics

Sunny Scotland

The first draft of Easter plans, involved heading over to Northern Ireland, a spot we haven’t previously been to, but upon inwestigation of maritime transport we realised we’d have a lengthy journey, potentially through South West Scotland, which, similarly remains unknown to us. Looking into this further, the idea of Dark Skies Forest Parks, and, more specifically CS campsite behind a pub, kind of sold … Continue reading Sunny Scotland

Testing 1,2,3

In preparation for a long Easter weekend, we took the new awning and screen covers to Colombia for a test.Van was crammed full for just an afternoon’s entertainment and we found a spacious spot to begin.Screens went on first – windscreen cover went on first, hooking over cab doors, no worries. You just have to remember not to open the doors when it’s all fastened.It … Continue reading Testing 1,2,3

Darkness in Derbyshire and a Costly Caper at the Camping Show

After a long, noisy and tiring half term week at home with the anklebiterz we snuck away for a pre-camping show stopover in deepest, darkest Derbyshire. The tickets for the show had been booked for months and knowing that there was likely to be some heavy duty purchasing going on the nipperz were barred from attending this time round and were dispatched to Nannan’s. We … Continue reading Darkness in Derbyshire and a Costly Caper at the Camping Show