Friday, 31 May 2013


After a near 7 hours ferry crossing from Harwich to Hook of Holland which was quite pleasant we found ourselves in a very busy Dutch rush hour
We gave up on the Amsterdam idea this time as its near the weekend and after the rush and last minute hassle we had in the UK we just wanted to unwind and lose ourselves in the Dutch countryside.
The motorways I have to say are just superb although busy in the West. Our intended night stop was closely neighboured by a fun fair so decided to press on and stopped for a few days at De Haar Camperstop site near De Heurne on the Nl/De border. What a find this was! Just like a good CL back home and modern MH facilities like an "Aire" but with free Wi Fi to boot

After sleeping like several hundred "logs" we broke out the newly repaired bikes and headed for the hills, well, flat cycle paths that dominate the local countryside.
Easy peasy riding and really safe on dedicated tracks. Cycles are king here and bizarrely no one wears a helmet (including us)

Live rocking horse impression...

lots of this as ever leads....

to this...
Well I deserve it!
BTW over 7%, boom..

Wessington, Derbyshire

When we arrived back home we were quite shocked as it felt like winter still
All the trees were yet to sprout leaves and some days were positively cold so we had to resort to putting the heating back on, in late april!

Sunset at Wessington

We love this place. A CL in stunning countryside not too far from where we live so very convenient for  visiting family and friends

View out the front window

OK save the comments...Its just for the blog!
BTW. The motorhome dealer managed to mangle this and Nina's bike a week after this was taken.
3 weeks old and then stuffed in to the garage door at the dealers whilst reversing. We had repairs done and are about to test ride them in Holland

She'll kill us for sticking these on but we could not resist naming one of our frequent lodgers....Emilja

Here's the other one selecting burgers for later....Martyn
We thoroughly enjoyed the company of the "kids" whilst back in the UK and look forward to seeing them again before Christmas on our return