Friday 1

The back door is off and the frame  is coming out, though only slowly. Far too slowly, in fact and we may have to find a tarp to close the gap tonight.

I am busying myself with stocking the van and making lists of things we may wish to buy.Thevan2

 

One of the first things that we need is a sparker for lighting the stove. When we finished our walk yesterday and went back to the van for a brew we found that the stove does not have an auto ignition. We had our picnic at home.

The van at Lopness
The van at Lopness

We did at least have a good walk in the sunshine and the dogs had a great time. Nell travelled on the fixed bed, staying put for the whole journey in both directions. I think she liked both the comfort and the fact that she could see so much through the windows. I had Suzie at my feet, keeping her on a leash to ensure she didn’t get mixed up with the driver’s feet.

Mr L is clearly still a little nervous with the handling and the size on our narrow roads, but a couple more outings should soon sort that out.

The van needs some attention to its electrics and we need to brush up our German reading skills in order to absorb details from the manual but overall I think we got good value. It’s dry and cosy and does not smell, which is probably more than we might have expected at the price. I am far happier with my co-pilot seat than I was at first, though I doubt I’ll enjoy the position on a long flight.

There were some fabulous clouds about

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Nell did her thing
Nell did her thing
And Suzie did hers, and Mr L did his by poking his nose into things,
And Suzie did hers, and Mr L did his by poking his nose into things,
which perturbed the Fulmar hiding inside that brick pier, so
which perturbed the Fulmar hiding inside that brick pier, so
we moved off and left her to it
we moved off and left her to it
I added to  my collection of lost footwear
I added to my collection of lost footwear
and found the largest Mermaid's Purse that I have ever seen
and found the largest Mermaid’s Purse that I have ever seen

 

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