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Wonderful Morroco

The trip to Morroco was the second main shakedown trip before “the big one” and was designed to push Nelson with a broad range of challenges from long motorway runs to river crossings and steep rock tracks.  The trip did all of this and more ! We were in a …

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Our Baltic loop

Our first major shakedown trip was a 3300 mile loop around the Baltic Sea, the long way round via Munich due to Gerrys work commitments, the whole trip took four weeks. Initially the long run from Edinburgh to Munich was done in three stages, down to the Ferry from Newcastle …

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Riga and Kaunas

  The city of Riga in Latvia was a excellent overnight stop, the city camping ground was a modest hike to the old town, well enough equipped and had decent fast Wifi, the city itself is very pretty No matter where you go in the world there will still be …

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Germany, Hungary and Poland

The first big shakedown trip for Nelson is well underway as I write this from Gdansk in Poland after an epic 1300mile trip here.  This was not the original plan but work commitments for me gave me the opportunity to get to Germany a week early and Lee had to …

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Magical Orkney

Orkney has a special place in our history , it is where  Lee and I got engaged, where she spent many of her holidays as a child and has been a regular location for memorable holidays for us as the kids grew up. So an obvious location for one of our shake …

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Tour of Scotland

Nelson is beginning to look the part now that the modifications are nearly complete, still a trip enough package when it is in driving mode, but very comfortable when we stop for a few days with the full awning out giving a bit of a bigger living space and decent …

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Morne Mountian Run

The preparation runs continue this time with a trip to Ireland.  The trip started with a run down to Stranrar visiting friends in Dumfries with an overnight stop in a senic layby overlooking the Solway firth to expand my wild camping experience, that worked well but a tip for the …

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Belgium and Holland

Just back from the shakedown trip to Belgium and Holland. Route for the trip was Edinburgh to Hull to catch the Ferry to Zeebrugge, drive to Antwerp for the Marathon festival and then relocate to Brugge as a base for cycling in Belgium before relocate to Den Haag for cycling …

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Shakedown Trip No 1: Crail in Fife

First proper trip out in Nelson is half way through, a four day trip to the East Neuk of Fife as the first test of the set up for the camper, and a good test it turned out to be. First night saw me arrive in the dusk, with 25mph …

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