Homeward bound… 

Today’s our last full day in the motorhome, as we have to return it by 9am tomorrow. We checked out of the camp site this morning and drove to Dobbs Weir in Lea Valley Park.

After a week of lovely weather, it was very grey this morning.  The heavens opened as we drove off, and it continued raining for the whole of the journey. Good driving experience though. We made it through the stop-start traffic in Harlow, and arrived at Dobbs Weir at about 1pm, putting some soup on for lunch.

This afternoon we’re getting all of our stuff together so that we can load the car quickly in the morning, as we don’t want to be faffing about if it’s raining.

So, our thoughts on our week in a motorhome… we’ve both really enjoyed it, and feel that full timing will work for us. Admittedly the weather has been lovely most of the time, so we haven’t experienced what it would be like to be cooped up in a week of bad weather, but we now know what it’s going to be like living in a confined space, and don’t have any problems with this. For the freedom this will give us, it’s going to be well worth it.

We do have a confession to make though… we’ve only gone and bought ourselves some crocs-style footwear. I really don’t like Crocs, they’re just plain ugly. However, when you’re in and out of the van all day, you need to kick your shoes off outside otherwise you get grass clippings all over the place inside the van, so we had little choice. At least these are not real Crocs, and only cost a fiver a pair.


Renting the moho has been really useful, as we now know what to check for when buying. We had been planning to buy the same model that we have rented, but the steep steps between the beds in the back are a pain, and having the mattresses right next to the windows meant that the blinds would snap open in the middle of the night, waking us up, so we’ve decided on a similar model instead, the T69, which has an island bed at the back. We’ll be driving up to Nottingham on Sunday to view a T69, and see where we go from there.

This is the last blog entry for a while. I will be setting up our own website to record our travels, and I’ll post a link here when it’s ready. Thanks for tuning in!

Mike

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