Blog 11, After nearly 3 months in Spain we’re back home in the east riding of Yorkshire.

We had to leave our precious broken down motorhome in southern Spain. That was hard to do, we have a lot of gear in our van but we couldn’t take it all so we just took clothes and valuable items and essentials. We’re leaving the van at a garage with a lockup yard in Gandia in Spain. Our van will be transported back to our garage in Hull and arrive on the 28th of April two weeks after we get home We travelled home in two hirecars, two trains 4 taxis and stayed in four hotels we did around about 1600 miles. We left a lot of our stuff in the van but we still had to much luggage.

Home sweet home, it’s always good to be home after a few months away.

We’ve been home now about eight weeks. We have our van back it’s looking good and driving very well. We’ve now taken it on a long run about 140 miles on motorways and country roads just to test it out, and it went fine no problem’s up to now ๐Ÿคž. The break down insurance company where excellent they paid for everything hirecars, hotels the shuttle, taxis and Hull trains all booked and paid by them except the shuttle and Hull trains which I paid for and I was reimbursed with in two week. The van was transported back to Hull two weeks after we arrived home on the exact date I had booked it in at my garage 28thApril. ๐Ÿ™‚ The cam belt broke which damaged the engine luckily it was just the top end of the engine the pistons were OK so it needed new valves and other parts which were hard to get hold of so it took six weeks to repair. Should I have changed the cam belt, yes, I do blame my self but the engine had only done 56000 miles but I should have taken the age of the engine into consideration. It’s all done and dusted now,the cost for the repairs ยฃ1700 ๐Ÿคจ it could have been worse a new engine would have been ยฃ6000, and we’re both home fit and well ๐Ÿ˜€

The cam belt, alway charge it sooner then later a lesson learnt by me.
The van home and repaired ready for the next trip. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Well thats the full story of our three months adventure in Spain over eleven blogs hope you’ve read them all ๐Ÿคฃ. We had a fantastic time, till we broke down. It was very stressful ๐Ÿ˜ซ but we’re now home safe and sound. Will we be going to Spain again for the winter, yes, hopefully next January we’ve still got the wanderlust for travelling. We’re going on a holiday today around Yorkshire wolds the Dales and the Moors. We love Yorkshire ๐Ÿ’˜ I’ll put another blog up in a week or so about our holiday in Yorkshire thanks for reading and following us on our Adventures x DPx

4 thoughts on “Blog 11, After nearly 3 months in Spain we’re back home in the east riding of Yorkshire.

  1. I’m glad you got home safely D&P and that the damage to the van wasn’t as bad as it could have been. Enjoy your trip in Yorkshire ๐Ÿ”†๐Ÿ˜Žand safe travels๐Ÿ‘


  2. Good to hear all is well with your van now and you’re going on some new adventures.


  3. Yes it’s great to get the van back ๐Ÿ˜€. We’re up in the Yorkshire moors just now we stayed in the centre of Pickering last night around the backa of Big bear bikes ยฃ12 with fertility ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Campsites are so expensive in England we went to one just outside Pickering ยฃ35 a night no way ! .. end of my rant. ๐Ÿคฃ hope your both well, were are you now ?


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