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On the Road again...

only just

sunny 13 °C

My first time driving the van on my own! T-Unit is booked in for a look over at the garage for wednesday morning, so I took the van down to my house to stay for a few nights before I drop it into the garage on wednesday morning.

I felt very aprehensive about driving the van on my own, mainly because I was scared it would just decide to stop working for me, and also incase it rained (even though there was glorious sunshine last night...) because our wipers wernt working!
But it all went without any drama and I got it back to Greenock no problem. Dad, brother and Susie came out to inspect and were all quite impressed. I'm not sure what they were expecting, but I'm thinking nothing as clean and nice inside as our van!

Before we left Cal's, we had a check of the water system. All works fine, and we found where the grey water comes from too. The only thing we've really got left to do is connect up the gas and fire up the hob and water heater.
Unfortunately we've discovered a strange smoke coming out of the exhaust when we started up. Hoping Fergus can fix that on wednesday.

Once we've sorted out mechanical things, we're on to the windscreen :/ Things we would like not to have to spend money on, but we're pretty sure we can make our money back on the van.

It's an investment!

Also had a look at our route last night, and trying to settle dates. We want to book a few days in a hotel in barcelona in order to break up the routine of the van. I imagine we'll be itching (maybe litterally...) for a shower by then. Will give an update of the finalised route once we've got it sorted. Cal has his own blog too - which I'll post a link for when I figure out how to do it!

Keep your fingers crossed we don't need too many repairs this week!

L x

Posted by lkane86 00:26 Archived in Scotland Tagged preparation

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