ESCAPE LOCKDOWN

So what do we think of an outing after all this time …

A bad case of brain fog for blogging .. Surprised the Cook can still speak let alone blog after 14 months of lockdown .. but here she goes ..

What are the rules for an away in a Motorhome

Don’t go near ppl .. But.. they are our friends .. keep social distance ..

Birthday and Wedding anniversary usually spent in Europe..

This year The Bull at Broughton near Skipton Yorkshire about 10 miles from home for lunch (Coordinates for sleepy spot 53.956922 -2.082307) .. Our thought was to stay for supper as well and have a sleep over in their carpark which is allowed if eating and asking before parking up .. A take away to eat in Harry perhaps .. Lunch was lovely but so cold eating outside in the marquee which was erected at the rear of the Inn to be Corvid secure ..

We decided to go on to Ribblehead and The Station for supper instead of staying the night at the Bull .. perhaps dark sky for a starry night ..not a chance

Ribblehead sleepy spot (54.207357 -2.362368).

The weather is appalling ..cold rain ..sleet and it’s May 4th .. on arrival no supper ..The Station doesn’t open till the 17th May .. so a pre prepped pasta supper in Harry Hymer and a lovely sleep only to awaken to blue skies and snow top hills and the Viaduct in all her glory..

A lovely Birthday present .

Thanks Mother Nature.. back home to re victual Harry Hymer

Off to Fleetwood for 4 days ..sailing .. (Fleetwood prom sleepy spot 53.924029 -3.034084) The Cook froze to death on her first sail after two years absence .. The driver won every thing ..

The Cook took a photo on a walk at dusk on the prom..one of the best of sky’s ever seen

Harry Hymer was so comfy .. still don’t think he is ours .. too posh for us

So first outing went very well let’s hope for many more ..

And yes more to come but the Cook has run out of mobile phone data .. so you will have to wait for the next episode of Travels with Harry

NO TRAVELS WITH HETTY!

Poor Hetty in the hospital waiting room

Hetty is still in Peter Curry’s hospital for sick Hymers in Warwickshire.. click link https://www.facebook.com/motorhomerepair/...Yes a long way from home ..We dropped her off in January on our way to Gatwick airport for a pre C-19 three week trip to the sun in Egypt with a hint she may be better by the time we arrived back ..

Not to be ..Peter breathing in with the mechanics shake of head telling us “Its the parts “and …”The corrosion is much worse than initially thought” shake of head again …sucks in breath again “Its going to cost a fortune” “Shall we scrape her “NOOOOOO we say ..Go for it we say ..Make her better and off we went back to Lancashire without her ..so…from what The Cook gathers another Hymer was taken to bits and Hetty gained a chassis …Then C-19 struck .. Work stopped as social distancing made it impossible for Peter and his workers to work in close contact

It’s now July 16th and still no Hetty The Driver has just said she will be back soon and he will ring Peter to get an update

“HETTYS HOLIDAY”

She’s in a hotel carpark awaiting our return to normality

Arriving in Malta a day early to be pull out of the line of traffic by the Maltese vet dept wanting to look at the dogs passport  ..how we laughed!!

Then  thrashed it from the ferry terminal just avoiding a head on collision as we forgot to drive on the UK / Malta side of the road .. Whoops

There is a Maltese MH club who have a few wild sleepy spots .. One happened to be next door to our hotel  in Mallieha Bay ..  Very convenient for a quiet sea view night

Parked Hetty in the carpark and hit reception only to find we aren’t booked in until the next day .. I think I said to J when he booked “Have you got the dates ” but it didn’t matter as this hotel bends over backwards to accommodate it’s guests www.melliehabayhotel.com

We’ve been here four times .. Twice last year and can’t fault it .. My only problem is the food ..it’s excellent .. In one meal I must eat more that I would eat in a day at home or in Hetty .. Ok you say .. Control yr self … I tried yesterday but the curry lunch was unmissable … Sighs .. It’s grass for me after tomorrow’s full English breakfast

I will just give you pointers as to the last 4 days here … To much going on to tell the full story of the  2016 IOM Malta Open Invitation event and don’t want to bore you reader who don’t know one end of a radio controlled yacht from the other

  1. It’s sunny  
  2. The wind was perfect for the sailing  
  3. The WAGs are entertaining 
  4. Just a general good do all round .. 
  5. Monday was another sailing day Dragons this time    Even though the main event finished on Sunday with a prize giving party