Well folks, as the title suggests, we’re on the road again and heading for Croatia- to join the Auto-Trail owners club rally on 26 August.
Currently sat in Brugge on a campsite, having returned from a bimble round the city (& a very expensive small beer).
So we left Livingston last Monday (30 July) and headed for Stannington nr Morpeth, Northumbria to catch up with one of Sarah’s nephews and family over a meal in a pub that kindly allowed us to stay overnight in their car park.
Next day was a hop and a skip to Selby in Yorkshire to see another of Sarah’s nephews and camp outside his door in true Romany fashion.
From Selby we headed to Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire for a few days via the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight & museum at RAF Coningsby.
Whilst at Woodhall there was the obligatory beer (or two) at the Petwood Inn (former officers mess of 617 Sqn The Dambusters) and a chance to catch up with an old mate of mine from the RAF.
Friday saw us trucking to Peterborough to a very nice site within a country park where we were able to catch up with a friend of Sarah’s from RAF Brampton days and attend a another friends 50th birthday party in a local hotel.
Sunday saw the mighty Honda Cub unleashed and we headed to the air conditioned cinema to see Andre Rieu concert of Love from Maastricht. That’s another add to Mrs Mac’s bucket list – she wants to see him perform in his home town.
Monday saw us head for the tunnel and cross in the evening then head for an sire we’ve used before at Gravelines, between Calais & Dunkirk.
A wee celebration cider declared, were here and doing it!
Today, after a hearty cooked brekky and a trek round the national rowing lake (5km) we packed up and made haste to Brugge in a stifling 34.5 degrees. Having booked into the site, we found the electric to be only 6A so the air con wouldn’t work for Rockydog- he’s our biggest angst at the mo, keeping him cool.
It’s threatening to rain as I write this which I’m sure most people will welcome.
Tomorrow will be another day in Brugge, maybe with the addition of chips & mayo, chocolate, waffles, oh and maybe a beer- all things Belgium is famous for.