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.