It has been a while…things were not all as planned. Well the departure was already a difficult one. To combine moving from an appartment and packing for a months-long trip at the same time is something I dont want to do again in the future. Not only is it a very tiring process of some weeks. It also causes mountains of fishing material, household stuff, food! and clothes. Mountains that need to be packed into a „tiny“ Volkswagen transporter; too tiny! We needed an entire day to succesfully and more or less safely load the car. It was only in the afternoon, after we emptied the appartment, gave the keys to the landlord and ate our final Kebab in Antwerp. First stop Ruisbroeck: Dr. Lawrence looked after Caroline who got a serious cold; from me, I was sick the week before. After a nice chat with the nice doctor and great angler we finally hit the road just before darkness.
At ten we took exit Champigny-les-Langres and slept on a free camping car parking close to a canal. After a good night sleep on the 140 cm bed just under the roof of the car we had a cuppa and left again directon South. But we were abruptly stopped by the police who were not amused that we were not yet buckled up. 90 € per person and an excursion to the police station; nice.
Some hundred km later the next bummer: while driving uphill the fifth gear said goodbye with a loud roaaar. Out of the blue. Four gears left. What to do now? We decided to go on in the fourth gear. 90 km per hour behind trucks. Just 250 km to go and we arrived in the sunny department Herault.
And sunny it was! How we installed there, what we caught and what we did with the car will be material for the next blog; coming soon!
More of us can also be found on Carpzilla and on the Team-sites of Korda and M+M Baits. I will post the links here.
Alex and Caroline