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Day 4

Steve and abby invited us over for a BBQ last night which was well needed and appreciated. We settled down for our first night in the camper. Well, me and Kate were still having words so we slept in separate beds (!? Good job we had a super viking!)
This morning got even worse as it [...]

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Is there a doctor in the fish?

Travelling to the ferry, the graze I felt I had on my knee was actually a boil. Kate took the chance to inflict pain on me by squeezing it with glee. But the resulting explosion didn’t happen, so we thought a mozzy bite (of which I had loads of from working outside in the camper) [...]

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Day 3 – getting there!

My knee had recovered enough to be ok to operate the clutch, so the plan was to drive straight out of Spain to biarritz for lunch then on to montrejau where steve and abby have booked our campsite.
Camper running well. Still conserving tomtom energy. Got to Biarritz fine. Actually think I’ve worked out the gears [...]

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Day 2

Well, not much to report here. On the ferry. Doctors drugs for my bee sting knocked me out for half the day. We went to the main food hall last night and Kate called it ‘camper class’ so today I bought her some nice perfume and took the family to the posh restaurant for ribeye.
Seem [...]

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Day 1

I really wanted to show you a bunch of photos of our finished (!?) bus and a happy family just about to set off but I can’t because it all got a bit panicy. Last night, everything was going swimmingly and we cracked open a bottle of champagne while I gaffad the PVC into place.
This [...]

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The end of days…..

Disaster struck on the last day of preparation.
The job of putting the rubber trim around the pop top left us discovering a rotten roof and popped hinges.
We had to drill out the hinge rivets to get the trim installed, which we did, then re-rivet the hinges.
As we were doing the last one, I spotted one [...]

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No sleep till Portsmouth

Yawn! It’s 4.40am Monday morning…..
Haven’t been able to sleep for the last three nights!
Been working constantly on the camper, getting it all ready, and these last two days have been a real team effort, so thanks everyone!
Saturday
Ian finished the service and new parts of the car engine etc. We got the radio installed (woohoo!) and [...]

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Last minute hitches and let downs

Obviously, somethings were going to happen to throw a spanner in the works given that we really didn’t have any time to do much really.
Justaircooled let us down on the chrome bumpers despite assuring me a couple of weeks ago they were on their way. So, we’ll have to spray the old ones black for [...]

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So where are we going?

Oh, yeah….
we do have a plan of where we are going. Sort of.
We’re setting off Tuesday 18th August down to Portsmouth. Already got bets on that we don’t get past Brum. Hang your heads!
We catch the ferry down to Bilbao, north Spain, which takes like, 36 hours!
Then we head over to Montrejeau, South of France, [...]

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Ta dah!

Our shiny new (well, you know what I mean!) camper finally emerged from its Auto Magic cocoon like a beautiful off white butterfly……
12th August, 5 days to go…
One day later, it’s got chrome headlight rims and eyelashes (I put them on!) and new (well, second hand but VERY comfortable) leather volvo seats.
The seats are great, [...]

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