The first few days
So Day One saw us setting off from our lovely friends Claire and Ali’s house – who else could have sent us off in such style – big thanks to the Tripp’s
So this was it finally after months of planning we were on our way, all felt a bit weird, weird but good!
We have decided to try and avoid toll roads so the first part of our route sees us heading into Belgium. We had downloaded lots of maps from an App call maps.me for Europe rather than have lots of paper maps. It works by tracking you on the maps via GPS. However thinking we wouldn’t be in France for long we wouldn’t download as there is a memory issue – Wrong!! Hence we didn’t get quite as far as we had anticipated on day one due to a couple on minor detours (minor according to the navigator, slightly larger detours according to the pilot!)
We eventually find ourselves camping for the night at a small campsite on the French/Belgium border. Where we promptly unpack most of the stuff we threw in the night before as we don’t have a clue where anything is!
Day two started so well with hot showers and cups of tea – it was all downhill from then on. Driving along the motorways of Luxembourg and making up for lost time all of a sudden our horn beeps when going past a huge articulated lorry – “What did you do that for” ???? Did we really want to pick an argument with a big lorry? “I didn’t touch it” – maybe it was touched accidently , and we carry merrily on our way – then it happens again and again and again until finally we are driving along with our horn continuously honking - toooooo embarrassing!!! We pull off the road as soon as we can as John is frantically trying to stop the blasted horn from blaring – as if Tigger isn’t noticeable enough already! - So repairs first repairs on day two as Tigger has his horn disconnected!!
So on we go hornless – we are now going to look for somewhere to camp for the night – there is bound to be somewhere if we pull off the motorway isn’t there?