John and I have been caravanning for nearly fifty years mainly in the UK but after three consecutive years of wet weather when the children were small we went to France every year for seven or eight years. We then mainly stayed in the UK while we were working but since retirement twenty years ago have gone back to crossing the great divide every year for a six weeks break. In 2016 and 2017 we managed twice.
In 2019 I stupidly believed that Brexit would take place as promised in March so didn’t book a ferry until it had all settled down and 2020 and 2021 have been cancelled as far as going abroad is concerned. This sadly has had a knock on effect that John doesn’t want to tow abroad any more; three years of not going and advancing years have affected his confidence so it looks as if it will be the UK from now on.
Over the years we have worked our way up from a Sprite Alpine then a Sprite Muskateer which we kept for fifteen years via an Avondale Mayfly and Rialto, a Guist, and a Bailey Unicorn Barcelona to arrive at our present van a Coachman VIP.
We try to get away for at least twenty weeks over the caravanning season and when we are away our interests are visiting National Trust properties and local attractions and going on our ‘toddles’ which vary between one and three miles. Sadly, since having two hips replaced and John getting angina, we can’t do quite what we used to. Oh, the joys of getting old! My camera is always with me. We don’t do shops, town centers unless historic, and theme parks.
I do hope that you will find something of interest in the posts on here as they are aimed to let others know what we found of interest and how easy or otherwise it was to get there with a tin box on the back.
Where we have stayed abroad