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This blog’s about our life on the open road.
Who are we? Adrian and Ellie and a big red campervan.
Where are we? We’re on the road. Somewhere. Or will be, soon.
Where are we going? Ask us tomorrow or the next day.
Where have we been, and what have we done? That’s what this blog’s about.
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Category Archives: Van stuff
Living in such a compact vehicle with limited space and resources makes us much more aware of our consumption and waste day-by-day than when we lived in our house. On thinking of this new awareness of what we need to … Continue reading
One of the biggest risks of doing a trip like this is the van playing up. Choosing to do it in a vehicle that’s near-nuff a quarter of a century old was never going to minimise that risk. As the … Continue reading
We followed the campsite owner on his bike slowly for around 5km, and arrived safely at Degli Ulivi campsite in Sferracavallo. It’s a small site compared to some we’ve been on, but cosy and very friendly as was the town. … Continue reading
After our mud-bath, the Austrian owner of the Torre Salsa site greeted us with the news that we couldn’t camp in their beach section, as the ground was too soft… We didn’t need telling twice, so settled in the main … Continue reading
Some days take on a different dimension quite suddenly and unexpectedly… We spent the night at a nice campsite near Valle dei Templi with the usual large family of characterful camping cats we now expect. We woke up to another … Continue reading
Our first week and a half in Sicily has been one of ups and downs, mainly due to the weather which has veered from close to freezing point up to high 20s sunshine, with driving rains and gusty winds in … Continue reading
You may remember the saga of our breakdown in France over the summer, made worse by the lack of communication we had from ADAC, our breakdown recovery service. When we got a chance, we wrote a letter to ADAC outlining … Continue reading
On the final approach to Assisi, we’d jumped on the autostrada and skirted Perugia – a highway of tunnels and viaducts, with fleeting glimpses of suburban sprawl heading steeply upwards towards where we presumed the city centre lay. So it … Continue reading
After our extended pause, we’re glad to be back on the road again. We’ve spent a couple of days heading westwards, from John & Steve in the Correze towards Paul & Janice in the Charente. 2cv friends, their house was … Continue reading