A great start to two months on the road

On Thursday we set off on the ‘proper’ Bongo road trip – two to three months to explore Scotland, Ireland and a lot of England in between. If all goes to plan we should be based in our bongo until the end of July.


We started our trip with a brief visit to Lowestoft, to see Rachel’s nana and grandad and aunty M. The sun was shining and we had great walks in Southwold and along the prom at Lowestoft. Then on to Manchester, stopping at a motorway service station en route for a Quaker Skype call.

We’ve been having a fantastic weekend here, staying with Graham and Andrew & Claudia. The theme of the weekend has been copious amounts of eating and drinking, and it’s been great to catch up with everyone. Today we’ve interspersed some great meals with a walk up Holcombe Moor. And we’ve been gleaning lots of exciting travel tips from friends who have explored the far reaches of the highlands.


All this socialising has meant we’ve not been doing much camping in the bongo. We’ll start ‘proper’ camping when we head into Scotland next week. Before then we are seeing more family in Northumberland.


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philosopher, husband, designer, photographer, quaker, cyclist, canal-boat dweller
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3 Responses to A great start to two months on the road

  1. Jean Parton says:

    Good to have news of you and to know you are at last ‘on the road’. Safe travel and enjoy the amazing countryside of the north. If you get anywhere near Blairgowrie in Perthshire and need local knowledge, pulling out of snowdrifts etc!! let me know as Jean Duncan’s brother Colin lives up there and is a very useful contact knowing all there is to know of the area. He is the one the locals turn to if there is a problem; he has his own tractor etc and does subcontracting work for local farmers and landowners.
    Love to you both, Jean

  2. Nik says:

    Great picture, where is it? Don’t say “inside the bongo”, I mean the bottom picture.

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