Having kept a caravanning diary since I took early retirement in 2005 in 2012 I decided to start a blog because I enjoy reading other people’s blogs and find them useful for planning holidays.
John and I have been caravanning for over forty 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 have gone back to crossing the great divide every year for a six weeks break. In 2016 and 2017 we managed twice.
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 varied between one and three miles. Sadly, since developing arthritic hips, my toddles have shrunk, but having had one hip replacement in December 2018 and the other one in November 2020 [wasn’t I lucky?] I have high hopes for the future. My camera is always with me. We don’t do shops, town centers unless historic, and theme parks.
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 has been cancelled. Roll on 2021.
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