30 June 2018

Berwick and Lindisfarne

Today we caught the B1 Bus into Berwick from the site - it was armed forces day and there was a Band and marching through the town centre. The met a couple from back home!

We then caught the 477 Bus to Lindisfarne and back - interesting as the bus times vary according to the tides so they can cross the Causeway! Stopped off at the M&S at the retial park to get a curry for dinner ...

Causeway to Lindisfarne ...

Armed forces day in Berwick

29 June 2018

Pitlochry to Seaview - Berwick on Tweed

Today we drove down the A9, crossed over the Queensferry Bridge, and down the A1 to Berwick on Tweed.

Very misty, but getting brighter - and a nice sea view!

Crossing over the border to England on the A1

View from our site in Berwick ..

27 June 2018

Another day in Pitlochry

Today we had a backstage tour at the Theatre - a small visit to the Edradour distillery, a small strum inspired by a dram or two, then on to the theatre to see Quality Street .... a play by JM Barrie.


Theatre tour


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Moon in Scotland ....
All of us in the final night ...

25 June 2018

Teltonika RUT850 modem for in van WiFi

Just been trying out the RUT850 and it seems to work well off 12V - Have a Three Data SIM in it - does up to 4G LTE with diversity, and has a WiFi. We have a diversity antenna on the roof.

Will even work to another WiFi hotspot and do back to back WiFi with 4G as a backup, or vice versa.

See here for details

Just as a note - also now using Freesat with a small Humax decoder HB1100-S which i got from Humax Direct - not only does it do 7 Day Programme Guide, runs of 12V, but also is playing loads of videos via a plug in SSD Drive on the USB port .....

24 June 2018

Aviemore by Train

Today we went to Aviemore by train from Pitlochry - arrived delayed so we just missed the 1230 Strathspey express. We did have a look around Aviemore, and had some nice tomato soup!

Then a travel back across the Cairngorms to Pitlochry, to an evening BBQ with friends.

Virgin train to London Kings Cross at Pitlochry

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Steam train at Aviemore

23 June 2018

Saturday in Pitlochry

Today we walked into town over the suspension bridge and past the dam with salmon access ... Helen had a coffee in town, and we went to the Co-op for some more supplied. In the evening we went to the Pitlochry theatre to see Little Voice.

Helen did a 7 mile cycle ride wearing her yellow ...

View on Helen's cycle ride

Suspension Bridge


22 June 2018

22nd June - Pitlochry Scotland

Today we drove for two hours (with one coffee stop).

We are now at Milton of Fonab site near Pitlochry on pitch N right at the end. Here for a week, so things are going out like table and chairs ... lovely views ...

21 June 2018

Thursday 21st June - Birmingham to Blackpool and Strathclyde

We stopped off at Blackpool South Caravan Club site and picked up a Hyundai i10 automatic from Enterprise hire at around 4.30.

We then went to see one of Helen's old friends in Keighley for a curry, and the next day to Peter Hambilton for the last time (he retires at the end of the year) for the annual service. Peter kindly fixed the hinge on out glove box. We meantime went to Kirby Lonsdale to see Helen's Uncle.

Our last day at Blackpool was spent shopping and resting, and we gave back the hire car at 3PM, and the fish and chip van came to visit.

Today was blustery in Blackpool, and we left at 9AM to drive to Strathclyde Country Park site just off the M74. Crossing into Scotland at Gretna Green.

Nice and sunny at the moment, and a chance to get the washing done!

There is a lake and Roman Camp and bathouse nearby with walks...

18 June 2018

Sunday 17th June to Birmingham

We started off from home at 1030, stopping at the A14 / A1 junction for M&S supplies and a bag of Chips from McDonalds!

A night at Chapel Lane at Birmingham, leaving at just after 9AM , and stopping at Beckett's Farm Shop for Breakfast, then up the M5/ M6 to Blackpool, where the sun is shining. Lots of roadworks on the way.

arriving Blackpool ...