It is hard to believe we have been here two weeks already!! We are staying at Stevens cousin Shirley and Kelly until we can purchase a motorhome and begin our European tour. Since we arrived we have been busy scouring all the classifieds and visiting every motorhome dealer in the region, private sellers as well.
We are being very well looked after with good company, good food, accommodation and the loan of a car for which we are very grateful as it has allowed us to take our time in finding the most suitable motorhome.
We have allowed a maximum price 25,000 GBP for the purchase of a motorhome and have found 3-4 that are what we are after, unfortunately, as is usually the case, are at the top end, or overour budget!
Waving on top of Dundas Aqueduct
Trish on Dundas Aqueduct
TodayShirley and Kelly took us all the way to Wales to look at a Hymer motor home that met most of our requirements and is within our budget and hope to close the deal in the next day or so. Finding insurance has been very difficult. Downunder Insuranceis onlyinsurance company we can find that will insure a motorhome if you have not been a resident in the UK. This comes at a price 1500 GBP for 1 year. So if anyone else is contemplating motor homing in Europe then budget for the insurance cover, MOT, TAX etc of around A$ 3000.
Trish and Shirley and Somerset Canal Boat
On the way back from Wales we stopped at the Somerset Coal Canal and theDundas Aqueduct .We had a casual stroll along the towpath looking at the narrow boats docked for the night and those permanently moored along the canal and walked over the Dundas Aqueduct.
The Somerset Coal Canal was a narrow canal built around 1800 to provide access from the Somerset coalfield, which at its peak contained 80 collieries, to London. Click read more below for more photos………..
Steven at Somerset Canal
Shirley Kelly Steven at Somerset Canal
Trish in Park Bournmouth
Hopefully we will have our motorhome in the next few days!!
Motor home or two sports cars???
Walking 1,000 km for a better world.
In July 23 I will start walking solo from the UK to Spain over 1,000 Km. The walk is to support the Rotary Foundation with projects providing clean water in remote villages to eradicating polio from the world. Donations are tax deductible.
Link to Donation / Support Page
Good news, you and you Rotary club will receive credit and recognition for donations to the Rotary Foundation.
When going through the donation process, you will be prompted to input your ‘My Rotary’ email which will allow the donation to be credited to the individual Rotarian as well as the Rotarian’s club and district.