Welcome to our first trip post! After being in travel planning limbo for the past two months, nervously waiting for news of my redundancy we were notified last Friday that I was successful and have a work finish date of February 27! We have organised for a local real estate agent to look after the rental of the house which hopefully won’t take too long? The real estate rental market in Perth is fairly flat at the moment so we will keep our fingers crossed. House packing has commenced in earnest and we somehow need to pack all our furniture and possessions into a lockable front room. Starting to think we may need to thin out some of the flotsam we have accumulated over the years??
As mentioned in the ‘About us’ section we have purchased an Autotrail Tracker motorhome from Lewis of Elite motorhomes in Banbury. Lewis has been most helpful in organising to store the van until our arrival and sorting out the servicing and registration. We will book our airline tickets this week and probably catch the train from Heathrow to London for a few days then on to Banbury in Oxfordshire. Lewis has kindly offered to organise parking at a local caravan park where we will probably stay for a week or so while we get the van ready to roll. As we intend to ‘wildcamp’ as often as possible we need to organise the installation of the solar panels and re-fillable gas bottles. Linda will be busy shopping for bedding, kitchen items etc. We also want to take the opportunity to explore some of the beautiful small towns in the Oxfordshire area.
Perth will average 37 degrees C this week so we will be in for a bit if a shock when we land in the UK! Lewis mentioned that the temps in Banbury were close to freezing so we will definitely need the thermals!