The end of the road

Hi everyone! This is just a quick post before I compile the pictures and story of the last days of our trip.

Unfortunately, our camper failed to start about 70 miles south of our final destination at Mike’s gaff, another 70 miles south of Calais.

To cut a long story short, the starter motor had worn out from being held on by the faulty ignition, and we had just stopped for petrol, and couldn’t start it again.

We got rescued, and could probably have got it fixed if we had more time and more of a guarantee than a french shrug of the shoulders ‘c’est possible…’

Mike and family were great and looked after my family while I tried to get it fixed, then sorting out the hire car etc.

Again, just a short post. We got home yesterday night about 10.30pm in a ford fiesta. What indignation!

Will post up the complete story and pictures soon when I get my act together!



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6 Comments on "The end of the road"

  1. ap
    02/09/2009 at 5:58 pm Permalink

    Well Done Gwyn and Family!!

    We were all rooting for you Boyo!!

    You set out for an adventure and got one!

    Looking forward to seeing your blog of the last days of your trip.

    Huge love.

    ap yer Dad.

  2. rich
    03/09/2009 at 6:02 pm Permalink

    CONGRATULATIONS on what looks like a great adventure by you hairy Harri’s.
    Feel very proud of you all.
    Looking forward to any more pics you may have.
    Big love
    Uncle Ichy

  3. ap (Gwyn's Dad)
    09/09/2009 at 8:59 pm Permalink

    Come on Gwynfor!

    We are all waiting for the final post!


    Yer Dad

  4. Mike
    12/09/2009 at 10:34 am Permalink

    Why are we waiting… oh why..iy are we waaaiiitingggg for the next post…..

  5. chad
    13/09/2009 at 9:02 pm Permalink

    Well done – am looking at caravans again. Let us know if you ever get the van back !!

  6. Gwyn
    17/09/2009 at 6:49 pm Permalink

    good news!

    the van is back!!! phoned up the AA who had a estimated arrival date of today. Ian actually got it yesterday afternoon, but thought (as I did) that the AA would phone me.

    Going to see him tomorrow. Then I might be able to add the final photos!!!!!

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