Thursday, 28 July 2011

Cleaning, polishing and sorting.

26.7 Miles. Now at Elwyn Road March.

First of all we would like to thank all our friends and followers who have sent their best wishes and support to Tom and Jan of N/b Waiouru who are in dispute with Ben Harp Narrowboats. Hopefully if we all keep the pressure up it will get too much for this small minded little crook and he will be driven off the waterways for ever. We certainly hope so.

For us it is now a time of cleaning and polishing the outside of the motorhome because the New Zealand authorities will go over it with a fine tooth comb looking for any nasty stowaways. Inside of course we have been running the pantry down so we won’t have to throw too much stuff away. As far as clothing and personal gear we have a weight limit of only 23kg on our flight home to worry about, so it’s a case of what can we keep and what goes to the charity shops, at least there are a lot here in March. Oh happy days!

A total of 4241 miles, since 5 March 2011


Tom and Jan said...

Hi Derek & Dot,
Just remember it will be winter when you arrive in NZ so make sure you're wearing plently of layers of clothing when boarding the aircraft in the UK :-)
Check the empty weight of your cases. We had a surprise when one of ours weighted 7kg empty (time for a new bag!)
Hope eveything goes to plan.
Tom & Jan

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Tom and Jan
Yes we realise this, time for a new wardrobe maybe :-)Have to check as we pack.

Elly and Mick said...

Hi D&D,
The end of an era approaching. We'll miss reading of your travels! Yours was the first blog we stumbled across - and the turning point for us.

Our Kiwi friends shipped their motor home back to NZ and they packed their excess clothing under the seats. They do tell you not to leave belongings inside but if you would give them away anyway then you have nothing to lose if they were stolen en route.

Good luck with it!
Elly and Mick

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Elly and Mick
Thanks for those comments and following our blog. Our travels will not be at an end as we intend to live in the motorhome and travel NZ. Not a canal I know which we will both miss but there are many interesting places to see in our home country now.

Anonymous said...

hope you get home safe and continue your travels. phil and sally

nb piston broke said...

Shall miss you both really enjoyed the times we spent together. Enjoy touring New Zealand in your motor home.
All the best Lynne and Paul

Carol said...

Hi both, not sure when you leave for NZ but wish a good journey - glad to hear that this will not be the end of Gypsy Rover and look forward to reading about your new adventures.
Kind Regards
Carol and George

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Carol and George
Thanks for your good wishes, we are here still for another 3 weeks and we be sad to leave. Happy Cruising we are off boat sitting on the River Nene for the next 4 days.