Days Two and Three

Day two was the beginning of us really taking it easy, once again we arose late, we ate some brunch and talked about where we'd go and what we might do. Given that we were so reticent to leave it's a wonder we saw anything at all, but eventually we did head off and our…

Day One of Our Northern Adventures

Rising early was not happening, well, it was on the cards, to be up early and walk about the village, take in the sights of village life before returning for breakfast and heading off for a day filled with adventure and exploration. What actually happened though was more along these lines: slept in til mid-morning,…

Hutton le Hole Again

No matter how well you can plan out a day’s itinerary, some days leave you with your jaw hanging. Not because they’ve gone so terribly awry, but because they haven’t, despite the weather’s best intentions and how strong the will to just not bother becomes. Today was one of those days. We woke with the…

Berwick to Chester-le-Street

Well, that was a day and a half! It should have been one of the easiest days we’ve had, we weren’t supposed to be travelling that far and we had very little scheduled for the day. But that’s not quite how the day panned out. In a spur of what could only be called mild-insanity…

Oban and on the water

It's definitely spring in the Highlands of Scotland. Five years ago, when we were here last, we experienced what became as 'isn't it lovely, wait five minutes' aka 'summer in Scotland', when out of the blue torrential down pours would drench us to the bone and then disappear just as quickly. After the first half…

Kendal to Dumfries

We're in Dumfries tonight, ready for our early morning break for the coast and our ferry ride through some of the islands before heading north up through the Western Isles. As I type this I'm reclining in bed again, having dined on a rather awesome Butter Chicken from Sainsbury's (2 for £5, can't go wrong!)…

Weston-super-Mare to Ludlow

Today was another 200 miles, or there abouts, of up hill and down dale driving, some of it fortunately on motorways, most of it on two-lane roads, some of it on tiny ‘barely tractor width’ lanes and they’re the ones that offer the most entertaining moments – as in coming face to face with a…

Barnstaple to Weston-super-Mare

Today began with the humdrum of regular life, although we've been enjoying the freedom and liberties that come with an itinerant agenda, sooner or later the reality of life's necessities catches up. So the first half of this morning was spent bumbling around Branstaple doing shopping and laundry. But as with most things in life,…

Taunton to Barnstaple

What’s the one thing you should always pack when coming to Great Britain? An umbrella, especially if it’s spring! Thankfully having been caught before we did just that, and today they served us exceedingly well! All night we listened to the rain pitter-patter on the roof and trickle down the guttering before hitting the streets…

Poole to Taunton

The day had kind of started with promise, an incredibly full ‘Full English Breakfast’ with all the trimmings and we were off out the door – to collect the car. We then encountered the remnants of our French explorations, a deviation. Yesterday afternoon whilst we were still in France we called Hertz to confirm our…

Seventy-Seven Days

Not much has happened since the last posting. I still haven’t resolved the camera debate (so email me via the contact page or leave a comment at the bottom if you have any suggestions). It was only today that I realised that there’s just over two months left before departure, and of course in true…