The Maiden Voyage

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It was the Summer Solstice, it was Father’s Day weekend and the sun was actually shining!

After a few weeks of engine TLC, it was time to give it a bash.

We set off forĀ Honey Cottage Caravan ParkĀ in the Etterick Valley in the Scottish Borders. We only had a night and there’s loads of the Borders we still haven’t explored so we kept it local – only 40 mins drive.

Handyman Stu spent the morning modifying a camp bed to become Milo’s new campervan bed. (It goes over the front seats, leaving more room at the back for the grownups – good plan, look into it!)

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Meet Hiro the Campervan

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This is definitely not the next Top Gear blog, you’re not going to get chat about horsepower turbo torque here. I passed my driving test 6 months ago so my vehicle knowledge leaves a wee bit to be desired!

But here’s what I do know about our new campervan so far:

  • she’s a Toyota HighAce (nowhere near as expensive as a VW but hopefully semi-reliable).
  • she’s dark green.
  • she’s got some rather funky red polka dot curtains, a cool spinny-roundy front seat and a Rock’n’Roll bed (which sounds very exciting).
  • she’s quite noisy to drive and hard to park, but you get a great view being up so high.

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