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We have just come back from a short 5 night trip over the Christmas break up the East Coast in the motorhome. 

Wouldn't have fancied it on the boat, there were some high winds and big seas.

Day one -Amble

A long drive today. A nasty accident on the A1 resulted in a 2 hour delay. So it was an almost 5 hour drive today.

Worth it once we got there though.





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Day 2 - Bamburgh

After a shopping trip to buy some beautiful Loch Duart salmon for dinner into Amble we made the short drive along the coast to Bamburgh.





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Day 3 - Eyemouth 

Another short drive today across the Scottish Border to Eyemouth. A night in an aire (motorhome stop) to empty and refill the relevant tanks. 

A fantastic location and somewhere we will stay again.







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Day 4 - Angel of the North and South Gare

Heading south again today. A short lunch break at the Angel of the North before heading onto South Gare near Redcar.






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Day 5 - New Year's Eve, South Gare

We were going to to move on today but decided that we loved it so much at South Gare that we would stay another night.










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Day 6 - New Year's Day

A beautiful start to New Year's Day.


The drive home was uneventful.

Another successful trip in the motorhome. Its really beginning to feel like as big a part of our life as the boat was.

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36 minutes ago, SwanR said:

Thanks for sharing this Cal. That part of the country is still on our list to get to. Looks like some beautiful coastline up there. 

It is a stunning part of the country and must be beautiful in the summer. It was in December. 

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I notice the parking bay for motorhomes. I never knew these existed. It's a bit of useful information which should be shown in motorhoming with Merton or whatever it's called. We watch it to see the places they go, but they rarely show local places to park a motorhome, and I mean park, not camp for the night. 

They seem to be promoting motorhomes but they show a lot of hedge bashing which would put most people off. I'm sure it's not such a problem if a lot of care is used.

People thinking about motorhomes would learn more if they could read these threads! :default_smiley-char054:

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We are following four motorhome channels at the moment on YouTube. Not that we're likely to do it ourselves, but it's interesting to follow their travels and see how they cope wild camping and on official sites.

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We are loving our travels in Milo.

It's certainly a different way to travel and see new places.

Parking is hit and miss. Some local authorities provide motorhome bays (for day time and overnight parking) and others don't. Fortunately for us our van is small so it can squeeze into a normal parking bay.

There are many different ways to travel round in the van. Some prefer official sites only Some off grid only. We like a nice mix of the two but prefer smaller sites to the larger commercial sites. If we want to stay in an area for any length of time we find a site nearby.

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