As you read this, our final travel blog for 2018, we will be tucked up in an A380 flying high . . . . above who knows where . . . on our way home to family and friends !!!
After a relaxing 10 hour overnight ferry to Newcastle Upon Tyne, Bruce excitedly heads north 3 1/2 hours to Kate & Al’s home in Laggan, in the Scottish Highlands! He pulls up in front of the “coffee bothy” store and their home on the right! We spot Kate waving at the window, top left, as we park Bruce out the front!
Our terrific time in London included catching up with Courtney (Whitney’s close friend) who is working in London for two years
No, we haven’t gone M.I.A. – missing in action! Our Malaysia Airlines A380 touched down smoothly and safely at its intended destination, Heathrow, London!!
Making a beeline in our hire car to “Dummer”, near Basingstoke, to reunite with “Bruce” (our motorhome) where we gave him a clean bill of health and declared him fit to travel!!
It has been difficult to write this, our last blog entry of our 2014 “Gap Year” . . . 8 months of which has been in Europe !!
Where to begin (this is my third try)? . . . .we have been . . . . .
Now, a visit to UK wouldn’t be really complete until we have met royalty, preferably the Queen . . . would it!?!? After all, we’ve flown all the way from ‘Straylya (Australia) & driven 20,000km since March to boot !!.!! One should expect a royal experience . . . . or two !!? More of this later…….
After a smooth, comfortable ferry crossing from Calais in France to Dover in UK, we drove Bruce back to London.
With lots of reasons to celebrate, Pummy’s birthday and …….. the announcement by Ryan and Sabrina of their impending TWINS…….. identical too !!!! … YES, we are all so excited …….. the champers was popped open and the party began!
Welll!! Bruce is perched on the banks of the Seine in Bois de Boulogne, Paris. He can see the Eiffel Tower from our site!! The barges and bateaux on the river are going about their business – right before his eyes!!..!! http://www.camping-indigo.com/en/paris-indigo-campsite. It is this close to Paris: click here. Continue reading Bruce hits Paris!!
After our safe touch down at Heathrow ten days ago everything has been all systems go!
We hired a beaut small Renault Clio for a week & headed straight to see “Bruce” at his English winter storage yard! He was thrilled to see us & very excited to be released from his confinement. We were wrapped when he revved up 1st turn of the key and also quite relieved his batteries survived the long cold winter. He was still lookingvery handsome! Continue reading Touchdown in London