Please say hello to our new addition. Her name is Grace and she is our future home. As you can see we have taken the plunge and invested in our first home together.
In the midst of winter we searched and viewed several motor homes (Grace is not a camper van says Noel). This Hymer Swing 544 sat upon a 2000 Fiat Ducato really caught our eye. The living and bed space are lovely and the German design and build are better than anything else we saw. A 2.8 litre turbo diesel engine linked to a 5 speed gearbox should see us right.
Our first trip was to Studland Beach and it was so cold we never got out. Our next trip was back to the dealers to fix small snags and they were great. Paul and Kris at KPC Campers and their auto electrician Steve were great and nothing has been too much trouble for them.
Gumtree has provided many useful gadgets such as levelling wedges and inverters. It will provide much more in the future as well. Noel is eying up solar panels as we type.
Our next trip begins tomorrow and will last a week in very cold conditions. Day temperatures are about 5c and last night was minus 3c.
We are off to a small village church in Devon for a concert to see Martha Tilston whose songs we adore. Then our first camp site and then somewhere in Dartmoor where hopefully we can wild camp for a few days.
Perhaps we can blog on the road and let you know how we are going.