It’s been fabulous…a great adventure and experience and if you know me…I’m already planning the next!
Don’t want to jinx things at this stage, but this trip has been remarkably trouble free, for our maiden European voyage!
The odd hassle with the caravan, the odd argument (!) but considering we’ve been pulling two tons for 1000’s of miles, up and down twisty mountains, through tunnels, along winding narrow residential streets, as well as all sorts of motorways…
staying at 15 campsites in 13 regions in 3 countries, all bringing their own quirkiness and individuality…
cooking, eating, sleeping, showering, relaxing and laughing in a luxury aluminium box…
I reckon “Team Mepham” has done okay!
I want to thank all those who have read our diary, and maybe even enjoyed our silliness…
To be honest, apart from a few family and friends, I’ve really no idea who has been dipping into these parts of our life!
But Thank You anyway.
I’d really love to know who has been reading my blogs and would welcome your opinions.
So, on with our last day…a lazy morning…a light bite and espresso…then a walk along the riverbank.
A misty autumnal noon, very atmospheric.
We especially chose this site, for it’s good reviews but mainly for it’s proximity to Le Havre, leaving us only a hour’s journey to the port…so we could enjoy our last few hours in Europe, not panicking and rushing for the ferry!
Through passport control to security, when a young female officer asked if she could look inside our caravan…I immediately thought, thank goodness I didn’t smuggle that little grey kitten!
On exiting our caravan, she started raving about it’s interior, the proper bed, shower etc. to her colleagues.
As I speak French, understood all she was saying and joined in the conversation… then explained to Rog…was amusing!
Our ferry was of old Brittany Ferries stock, filled with some very odd people and smelled of school dinners!
We swapped seats four times…does anyone else ever do this, or is it just us?
After two hours…dinner…I chose two cold fish starters…quite good!
What a trip…what fabulous memories…some magical…thank you for listening!
Love Jane and Rog xxxx
ps. As a record!
DAYS STAYED ON SITES
Epernnay 1 France
Laussane 2 Switzerland
Calizonna 4 Piedmont
Genoa Pegli 4 Liguria
Garda 7 Veneto
Venice 5 Veneto
Pesaro 4 Le Marche
Lake Trasimeno 12 Umbria
Florence 5 Tuscany
Diano Marina 2 Liguria
Aix 4 Provence
Montpellier 2 Languedoc
Issoire 1 Auvergne
Châteauneuf-de-Loire 1 Loire
Pont de l’Arche 1 Normandy