11 May 2011

Off at last

After a bad bout of Bronchitis and all the trials and tribulations of packing the last 20 years into 200 square feet of storage (to let the house to help fund the trip) we finally made it to Dover (via Footloose at Peterborough to sort a few potential electrical gremlins). Only to be stopped and searched by security and missed the boat (we expected this from Ukrane on, but not at Dover!). No probs though, we were on the next boat 50 minutes later at no extra charge and arrived in France at 15.30 on Friday 6th May.

10 miles into France we stopped for lunch and completely changed the plan. We were not ready for the long drive to Romania and the forecast was for rain for the next few days and 26 degrees and sunshine in Luxembourg so we thought that a few days in the sun in an area we new well would be a good start before heading into the unknown. We drove till late and poppeed the tent up in a rest area just before Luxembourg leaving us just 74 miles to do on Saturday

In fact it was well over 30 degrees and clear blues skies. After a fair bit more re-organizing thr truck and watching the Grand Prix on Sunday managed a 25 miles bike on Monday looking for milk and potatoes!. Chris had come down with yet another cold so she slept on and off.

By Tuesday we were raring to go and after another night in a rest area on the German/Austrian border we pulled into a camp site near the centre of Budapest at 8pm on Wednesday (11th)now well into uncharted teritory (for us). Fuel is cheaper then expected, filling up in lux at €1.147 and managing the whole of Germany and Austria on a single tank (596 miles) at an average of 19.25 per gallon and the weather has so far been glorious the whole way.

1 comment:

  1. Well done you two! Looks like you're having fun. Keep posting, it's lovely to see where you are. The little map is great - the wonders of modern technology! I'll print it off each week and hopefully Frank can put it up in the pub so we can all keep track of you!