Reader “US” Dave asked for a tour of the campervan that I’m relying on to take me to the next level of GBG ticking. Mrs RM insisted I show off her new toy.
This is the replacement for the motorhome that had served us well for 3 years but was proving increasingly difficult to navigate through Dorset lanes without destroying National Heritage pubs (joke, joke).
It held its value pretty well, considering, unless I cost in the 30 hours spent cleaning the exterior before we sold it back to those nice people in Newark.
The replacement, from Sussex Campervans in Horsham, is simply a modified
white blue van with sink, fold-down bed and pop-up top for an extra passenger, here represented by “James”.
Mrs RM is working harder than ever while the rest of the nation dosses about in pubs, so I’m getting out on my own.
Ideally you’d stay one night free in a layby, then use a hotel the next night for showers, WiFi, etc.
My Search for Sites App reveals that the part of the UK with most free places to park overnight is (drum roll) Waterbeach. The orange markers are free spots, and therefore the ones we’re interested in.
I’m heading slightly further afield. Portsmouth 10 days ago, the Yorkshire Dales on Monday night.
This was the view from my window in the Hawes Cattle Market car park (free).
So that’s a saving on the chintzy B & B of c.£50, anyway.
I made sure I’d put the handbrake on, twice (don’t ask), and set off to tick Hawes.