The Return…

Let’s just start by saying that Hamburg looked a nightmare traffic wise, so being sensible folks we parked up just north of the city and decided to wait out rush hour. We fed the hounds and ourselves before heading off south towards the Elbe tunnel and the myriad roadworks plaguing Hamburg. Phew, we have made it through trouble-free! Onwards it is then, forest park up for the night.

A soggy morning walk in a forest outside Hamburg.

We had torrential rain during the night and unfortunately had a proper soaking the following morning, Hank was strewn with wet gear, both of the doggy and human kind.

Continue reading

Birthday bonanza, part 2…

Setting off on birthday trip 2.

It’s March and spring has arrived so it’s time for birthday trip number two, in celebration of my birthday. The Forest of Dean is a regular favourite of ours, there is lots to do and see and we are in the woods! We also are heading across the Severn Estuary to the countryside around Stroud as it’s a lovely part of the UK.

Continue reading

Birthday bonanza.. (part one)

Mystical Magnificient Avebury

It has been a long winter in the Hymertrails household, lots of non vanlife stuff going on. Firstly, I am having work woes, do I have a job, don’t I have a job, who knows, hopefully by the middle of the summer I’ll have a clearer idea of what on earth is going on!!

The Hymertrails gang are also in the (horrible) process of selling our house, we have fallen out of love with our smallish Welsh miner’s cottage, well its mainly a case of not wanting neighbours, longing for somewhere to park Hank and having a smaller environmental footprint. We have a big garden for a small house and even though we love it, we used to grow loads of our own vegetables and fruit, since owning Hank we have less and less time at home and every time we are there we want to go away in Hank!!

Continue reading