Europe here we come

Rafe is in Taupo safely tucked up and snug in Gary and Diannes Shed and being very spoilt on carpet too!

Our last view from the place on the hill.

They have sold their Rosie and are waiting for their new “Basil” to arrive from Germany. Basil is a 8.8 metre Niesmann and Bischoff, with all the bells and whistles and yes, it will fit in the shed ! .. more on this later when it arrives.

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Fiona with Boxes and Suitcases

We’re packing up for the trip and we’re also moving our of our room in Milford which we’ve been renting from our son Andrew.

We’ve also packed our bags for Europe. We’re heading first to the UK and after 10 days or so, we’ll be picking up “Ralph”, and yes really, it is its real name 🙂  Its a rental Hymer and we’ll be  joining our friends from Taupo, Gary and Dianne on a trip through Europe.

Empty Wardrobe

Gary and Dianne both lived in Prague for a couple of years and have done several motorhome trips through Europe so know it well.

We’re crossing on the Chunnel together and heading through Belgium, German, Poland and up to Estonia and back down again. Through the South of Poland, Czech Republic, France and then back to the UK.

Ralph the left hand drive Hymer

Once we get back from the UK in early August, we’ll pick up Rafe from Taupo, come back to Auckland for some final sorting out of our stuff and then we’re off to the bottom of the South Island until Christmas, effectively fulltiming ! ..yippee.

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Europe here we come 🙂

11 thoughts on “Europe here we come”

    1. Hi Alan. Thanks mate… (You shameless self promoter 🙂 )
      Of course I will.. We arrived in London yesterday.. Knackered as I don’t sleep on planes but good so far.
      Cheers Chris

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    2. I’m planning on going for walk around st Katherine’s dock, so I’ll do a post on that and share it with you for Waitematawoodys.com.

      Off to Cambridge tomorrow to catch up with some rellies I haven’t met.

      Cheers

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    1. Hi Linda
      We’ve got “Ralph” from Hireahymer.com which is run by two brothers. They came highly recommended by other kiwis who’ve used them in the past.
      They have classics and modern Motorhomes. Ralph is a classic and is roughly GBP 4200 for 5 weeks which I reckon is pretty good.
      Initial emails with James makes me think that they’re pretty good guys and very easy to deal with.
      I haven’t seen the van yet but have full confidence it’s going to be a fun trip.
      Thanks for your comment and keep watching 🙂

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  1. I have always enjoy but especially now that you will be arriving in the bosom of our other family. So I am now treating them as personal letters to us so that we can join you in your travels. I can’t wait for the next installment. I’ll bet your other bloggers are enjoying them too.

    On 16/06/2017 9:12 PM, “Bugger It, we are off – http://www.buggeritweareoff.com” wrote:

    > chrismpix posted: “Rafe is in Taupo safely tucked up and snug in Gary and > Diannes Shed and being very spoilt on carpet too! They have sold their > Rosie and are waiting for their new “Basil” to arrive from Germany. Basil > is a 8.8 metre Niesmann and Bischoff, with all t” >

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