Honey, I've left the kids!

Trip Start Apr 02, 2009
Trip End Sep 09, 2010

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Lower Mole House

Flag of United Kingdom  , England,
Thursday, April 2, 2009

Our plan was to leave the house all loaded up with dogs and baggage at 0700. Amazingly we made it and after checking and re-checking that we had everything we posted the house keys back through the letter box and departed on time.

However 10 minutes into our epic journey we realised that we had left the dog passports behind and had to return home. To get into the house we had to call the cleaner's husband out, who had a spare key, to meet us and let us back in!  Not the great start we had planned but we managed to arrive at the channel tunnel, with a minute to spare before check-in closed. Our train was delayed indefinitely! , so a happy chance for a catch-up, map-read, coffee, some breakfast with our dear fiends and co-drivers, Jphn & Carolynne Nunn, and letting the dogs out.

We finally entered the tunnel a hour later. First stop in France was Auxerre, about 2 hours south of Paris and the life-treatening negotiations of the Paris Peripherique. This day set the pattern for the rest of the jounrey - 3 days travelling, 3 false starts with days 2 & 3 marred by car - the porsche - problems, so much for having a full service before we left!

Overall the drive was easy, the company great, the constant supply of sweets and drinks from Carolynne much appreciated, the scenery through the Sierra Nevada mountain range spectcular. The best part - our first 'spanish' measure G&T on arrival at the villa - was heaven and  fine celebration to the fact that we had arrived safely in our new home.
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Globester on

wow!!!! nice pictures...i think u enjoyed a lot during this journey...

soon patt on

after a last more month long reading of a 95 contents epic journey, i start the new same one of you-112 contents. i think i am the luckily and happ
ily 22,174th reader. sad and sorry, it is not my land--thailand-in your epic map.

soon patt on

update--thailand zonetime,songkhla. i am the lastest-alltime 22,178 th reader.

Mr Mogatu on

Ahh yes yes but this has nothing to do with the price of fish

jose on

nice fotos.


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