Road Trip 2010


WEDNESDAY, 18 AUGUST 2010

Anyone who has been reading this blog will know that Kevin (my fiance) and I recently did a website for a VW Campervan hire company up in Northumberland, North East England . We decided we should try out the hire – as anyone who knows me is aware I have been a lover of all things VW for as long as I can remember (in particular, the classic beetles and campers).

The first August finally arrived – I was so excited, I couldn’t wait to get out and about in Felicity (Felicity is a Brazilian T2 bay camper converted by Danbury). We left York mid morning and arrived at Felicity’s home at around mid-day. Paul and Denise, (the owners) have become good friends over the time doing the website so it was lovely to see them too. There was lunch waiting for us when we got there which was a lovely start to our holiday. We had a nice relaxed lunch and catch up with Paul and Denise and then we were on our way in Felicity.

We headed up the coast road first towards Beadnell Bay. The views were fantastic – beautiful coastline and it lots of castles! The first night we stayed in Budle Bay which is just up the coast from Beadnell Bay and near Berwick-upon-Tweed.

The next day we decided to head further north and ended up crossing the border into Scotland and up to North Berwick. We found a lovely campsite in North Berwick overlooking the coast and just a very short walk down to the beach. Bass Rock could be seen from the campsite too. Here we had some German neighbours with whom we had wine and snacks the first night and then on the last morning they invited us for breakfast. They were a really lovely family and we intend to keep in touch and hopefully visit them at some point in the future. We are also, possibly, having the daughter to stay next summer to help her out with her English (although it’s way better than my German has ever been already).

From North Berwick we had a drive into Edinburgh for the day and had a wonder around. We saw Edinburgh Castle and many of the other sights and sounds of Edinburgh – a really lovely and lively city.

After 3 nights in North Berwick we decided to head to the Lake District for a couple of nights. We drove down to Lake Ullswater in Cumbria and stayed at Park Foot campsite right on the lake for 2 nights. We drove around a few of the lakes and spent a couple of hours in Keswick. We took Felicity right up to the top of Borrowdale where the views were absolutely amazing, we spent a lot of time up in the clouds! The climb by road was very steep and very bendy but Felicity managed it all with absolutely no problems.

After the Lakes we head over the Penines towards Alnwick and then stayed our last night back in Northumberland.

Unfortunately, the time then came for us to hand Felicity back to Paul and Denise. We had had a fantastic time with her and will hopefully have her again sometime. She was so much fun to drive and to spend time in. Stopping here and there to make a coffee in the back was great. And cooking dinner was also great fun.

Thanks to Paul, Denise and Felicity for a fantastic week. I would definitely recommend North East VW Camper Hire to anyone with a love for campers, it’s a great way to see some of the country!

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