Monthly Archives: October 2013

Cardiff

Very windy night on Sat/Sun – didn’t sleep well. Long journey to Penygroes, some torrential rain on the way, and gusty winds at times. Tired, slept well. Had to charge battery first part of morning as very low. Nice day … Continue reading

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Graham and Lana

Good journey back to Calais yesterday and calm crossing. Managed to get 1.30pm ferry, so plenty of time before dark for nearly 3 hour cross country journey to Eastbourne – nightmare! Stayed on site near Beachy Head – windy but … Continue reading

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Parts arrived

Red Pennant have been in touch with workshop and parts arrived ! Car will be ready today. Called in later on the way past, and car going back together. Water leak was minor – loose hose. Will definitely be ready … Continue reading

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Jam tomorrow

Cloudy start and cold. Rain forecast and arrived around 11.30. Walked to Intermarche while it was still fine. Once again noticed the interesting little houses as we walked through what must have been a village, now a suburb in the … Continue reading

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Spare parts still elusive

Took back faulty fan heater – I got replacement but same problem. All of them seemed to rattle! Got refunded and bought a different (and more expensive) model. Charged caravan battery for another couple of hours, chatted to our neighbours … Continue reading

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It doesn’t rain underground!

Parts for clutch still haven’t arrived – release kit arrived last week, but remainder lost in transit. Didier has someone chasing it and he has also spoken to an ” inspecteur” in Honda emphasising our situation. It seems they have … Continue reading

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Rain again

Fair to begin with but cold. Put caravan battery on charge for four hours using external charger, hopefully that will keep us going for a few days. Plan to buy fan heater to save power running internal heating fan. Chatted … Continue reading

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Beside the mud

Cold and dull, mooched around much of morning, then went off in hire-car to St Valery sur Somme, on the bay of the Somme river. Used to be beside the sea centuries ago, but the bay has silted up and … Continue reading

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Spare parts

Walked to Lidl to buy battery charger. Further than we thought. Rained last night but dry this morning, and still cold, though wind lighter. Went to workshop on bus after lunch, but although release kit has arrived, main clutch kit … Continue reading

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Cold

Much colder than of late, we’ll below seasonal average. Bits of rain too, but we managed to escape most of it. Took car to workshop, went on to local museum, mostly paintings and sculptures. Interesting, and warm! Had lunch in … Continue reading

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