It doesn’t seem like two minutes since I picked up Rosie in Falmouth and spent my first night of the trip at Sennen Cove Camping and Caravanning Club site in Cornwall. So it came as quite a shock when I suddenly realised I’m now over half-way through my epic road trip around England!
I’ve been contemplating what I’ve achieved by the half-way point and the stats are quite impressive…
I’ve driven 3,155 miles visiting loads of wonderful villages, towns and cities along the way. Liverpool, Newcastle, Bath, Bristol, Worcester, Bradford on Avon, Chester, Allendale, Blackpool , to name just a few! The Camping and Caravanning Club have welcomed Rosie and I at a different site every night!
I’ve had lots of support along the way and I’ve counted about 47 waves from passers-by and at least 12 toots from fellow drivers.
Thanks to my trusty sat-nav’s directions, there have only been four wrong turns and good old Rosie has only had one breakdown. Not bad going!
It’s a good job Rosie has a kettle as I can’t function without my morning cuppa, I reckon I’ve probably had about 80 brews so far!
I love an English breakfast too, there have been six of those, a respectable one per week!
I’ll have to hit the gym when this trip is over as there have been plenty of pasties, pork pies, fish and chips and ice creams along the way too. Well, it would be rude not to indulge in some proper English grub wouldn’t it?
The weather is our national obsession so you’ll be pleased to hear I’ve only been rained on seven times and there has been just one case of sunburn.
I’ve donned some rather unflattering outfits over the last few weeks, including a wetsuit, waders (twice!), a bungee harness, a bodyflight suit, a crash helmet and a bib. All for the love of England!
No wonder then that I’ve taken around 3,260 photographs!
I’ve so much to tell you about the places I’ve been and the things that I’ve seen – and I’ve still several weeks to go! So keep checking back for more tales of adventure!