Back to Weston Colley..again..again

Back to Weston Colley..again..again

Why were we back at “Rivermead” in Weston Colley again, with the weekend’s forecast saying “minus 3degC overnight”?  Simple, it’s local and it has all we need to chill-out for a weekend.  It has five or six hard-standings, in a nice location, with a nice view, a toilet, fresh water and chemical disposal point.  That’s all we need.  It has Electric Hook-up as well but we can manage on batteries for a weekend. Once we’d arrived after work on Friday,…

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2016 – A Slideshow Summary

2016 – A Slideshow Summary

We bought Humberto in August and we’ve surprised ourselves just how much we’ve used him. It’s not until I was reviewing some photos that I realised just how many beautiful places we’ve been to, that we wouldn’t have done otherwise. Anyway, to cut a long story short …. here’s a short slideshow of images from 2016.

New Year 2016 at Seend Cleeve

New Year 2016 at Seend Cleeve

With Christmas done and dusted, relatives returned home, we decided to spend New Year away. Amazingly we found the 250 pitch Setthorns (New Forest) site totally full so we went to the first place we could find.  In this case that was “The Swallows” in Seend Cleeve, near devices, Wiltshire.  Since the tiny campsite field was a bit boggy the owner said we could pitch up on the gravel access road.  We were the only people there so it was…

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The New Forest in mid-December

The New Forest in mid-December

In our attempt to use Humberto as much as humanly possible we decided to make a Friday afternoon dash to the New Forest.  Normally we’d be talking about a stress-free hour’s drive but, as you can imagine, Friday afternoon, 5pm, dark, busy, narrow forest lanes…it wasn’t without stress. Anyhoo..we were parked up at “Setthorns – Camping in the New Forest” by 6pm (negotiating our wheel levelling-ramps by torch-light).  Our new “Taylor-Made” screen cover went on without any fuss as I…

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Humberto and our First LPG Refill

Humberto and our First LPG Refill

Although Premier Motorhomes filled up the GAS-IT refillable LPG bottles when they fitted them for me, I hadn’t done it myself yet. I have 2 x 11Kg bottles.  Bottle #1 is on and Bottle #2 is off (Both are turned off whilst travelling) because  I wanted to use Bottle #2 as a reserve rather than potentially run both bottles empty.  I really had no idea how much gas we would be using. We had the GAS-IT bottles installed in mid…

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Weston Colley ..Again!

Weston Colley ..Again!

Another week, another trip to Weston Colley. We received our insulated screen cover from Taylor Made Screen Covers –  (http://www.taylormade-covers.co.uk/) – and wanted to test it ASAP. It attaches via 2 awning tracks on either side of the cab, a Vertical one behind the cab window and a horizontal one above.  Once the side panels are slid into the tracks you can then velcro the big screen section to them. It turns out that we already had the vertical tracks…

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