Julie’s video diary, a diversion and lobster fun

Fast moving Charlie gets to try our lunch before Jay has chance to move it.

Dave the motorhome isn’t in the most picturesque of places, he’s on a quayside surrounded by concrete pontoons which are no longer sea worthy near Porto Empedocle on the south west coast of Sicily (N37.28643 E13.54915). But we’re next to a small beach so Charlie is very happy, and within half an hour’s drive of the Agrigento and the Valley of Temples, which was to be our destination for today until we hit a very long detour.

I’ve finally been brave and had a go at doing a video diary, no make-up, no hair straighteners and complete with mosquito bites on my noggin, this is me on the road! The video is below, and under that a few more pics. Also don’t forget to check out the April edition of Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly (MMM) Magazine as our article about living in Dave is in there, as well as a review of our book.

Enjoy!

Ju x

Last night's tea, half for me and half for Jay - we're still trying to perfect cooking pizza on our gas hob!
Last night’s tea, half for me and half for Jay – we’re still trying to perfect cooking pizza on our gas hob!
The longest diversion in history, but it was very well signposted!
The longest diversion in history, but it was very well signposted!
Our view for tonight, not the best, but not bad for nowt!
Our view for tonight, not the best, but not bad for nowt!
Fast moving Charlie gets to try our lunch before Jay has chance to move it.
Fast moving Charlie gets to try our lunch before Jay has chance to move it.
Lidl lobster - €7 of pre-cooked luxury (once the dog slobber has been washed off!)
Lidl lobster – €7 of pre-cooked luxury (once the dog slobber has been washed off!)
Pampered pooch still managed to score a few legs for a snack
Pampered pooch still managed to score a few legs for a snack
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5 Comments

  1. Hi there, I thought your first video diary was excellent. Me and my other half are from New Zealand, in our sixties, and heading over to Europe soon for 3 or 4 months in Doris, our old VW Transporter van. We’re reading through all your posts and picking up some great tips, so keep up the great work and thanks for the blog.
    Cheers, Linda & Richard.

  2. Ju

    You are a brave lady and good on you for giving it a go. I have to say, a very good commentary! Certainly much better that I could ever do, so hats off to you. I could’t hear Jay in the back ground so guessing he’d taken Charlie for a walk or tucking in to the lobster.

  3. Julie you are a natural on camera. Enjoyed it very much and look forward every night to reading about your exploits. Jay and you are doing what most of us only dream about and to get the personal insight into your travels is great and very enjoyable. Keep it up and enjoy yourself.

  4. Half expected you guys to find us in Marinella/Selinute but I guess you cruised on by. Nice little seaside village, found a great spot to camp perched on the cliff near a nature reserve, been here 3 days now, no travelling for us in this crappy weather. Got some ace shots at Segesta, perfect weather for pictures.
    Maybe we’ll catch you up if you decide to chill out in a nice spot for a while.

  5. Lovely video Julie. Missed a few bits where the dongle wasn’t man enough but sounds like you’re having fun. We’re stuck on the road about 9mls from Azrou, having left Fez this morning intending to get to Midelt. We’ve been here some hours as there has been so much rain since we arrived in Morocco almost a week ago that there are floods everywhere and the road between us and the small town of Ifrane is completely impassable as the water is deep and gushing along. We can see the town on the other side but can’t get there. A snow plough has managed to get through carrying some people who were on foot but the rest of us in vehicles are just stuck here. We’re next to the only other van which is a French one so maybe tonight we’ll have an Anglo-Gallic evening if we’re still here. If not, we’ll go to your well recommended campsite at Azrou and try to see the apes.So much for coming to Morocco for some sun! Our German friends are in Agadir and the sun seems to be out there so they’re lucky.
    Finally got a dongle in Chefchaouen so are now connected (well, sometimes!) so will try to keep up with your progress. Sometimes diversions and hold-ups can open up new adventures and I’m sure we’ll enjoy Azrou if we finally make it. At least it’s stopped raining now. By the way, do I detect the hint of a Yorkshire accent? I’m a Donny girl myself.

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