France!….At Last.

France!….At Last.

Well, after much “over-wintering” in the UK, with our attentions turned to staying warm, we finally headed to France, with the intention of trying to stay cool. Our Eurotunnel crossing was at 08:06 on Saturday morning so we set off on Friday evening (June 23rd) at 9pm.  This was to avoid the M25 on Saturday morning and risk traffic jams.  It was a sound plan as there were closures on the M20 and roadworks for miles on the M3.  In…

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A Quick Update…

A Quick Update…

I’ve been a bit lazy on the Blog update front for a couple of weeks so I’ll summarize what’s happened and where we’ve been since the weekend of May 13th. On the weekend of May 20th, ironically I suppose, Humberto stayed on the driveway whilst we went to do some bit-n-bobs shopping at Newbury Motorhome show.  It’s only 20 miles North of us and we tend to go every year (even before we had a Motorhome).  I bought a WiFi…

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Our 55th Night Away…yes..Weston Colley Again

Our 55th Night Away…yes..Weston Colley Again

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.   If you just want a weekend away from home, in a quiet rural setting, within walking distance of some lovely country pubs, then why drive for hours when you can drive for 15 minutes to “Rivermead”? David, the owner of “Rivermead”, was away and it was being looked after by George, a Caravanner and ex-Motorhomer.  We had some really informative chats with George over the weekend, about life on the road,…

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Humberto Heads even further north..then South

Humberto Heads even further north..then South

After a really enjoyable 3 nights in Ledaig it was time to head further north, to Morvich. Morvich is just 12 miles south of the “new” bridge crossing to Skye and the campsite is set in a breathtaking valley, between the peaks.  It’s another setting I wouldn’t get tired of. The drive to Morvich is spectacular but can get rather nerve-wracking as the HGVs carrying logs fly along the mountain roads at speeds I’d be wary at in my car….

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Video – Our April Road-Trip using “Mavis”, my new Drone.

Video – Our April Road-Trip using “Mavis”, my new Drone.

I knew I couldn’t bear visiting some of the places we planned to visit without having an opportunity to film them using a drone as well as my camera. Introducing “Mavis” the drone. Although filmed almost entirely in high winds, with the drone struggling to stay on track, the stabilised gimbal did an admirable job of stabilising the footage.  It’s all mechanical stabilisation, no software trickery.  Mavis is a true marvel of technology. Click on the title to see video

Humberto heads North

Humberto heads North

Finally Humberto gets a chance to get away for more than a couple of nights.  We’d booked two weeks holiday and decided to do a bit of a road-trip, taking in the Peak District, the Lake District and Scotland’s west coast. Currently, as I type, we are in Ledaig, Argyll & Bute, Scotland, staring out to the Isle of Mull and smaller islands.  Before I tell you about this place though let’s go back to last Saturday and the Peak…

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