As sad as it is, all good things come to an end, and this was the day to load the camper and head down the motorways home.
Unlike the journey up where we took a slightly more scenic route at times to make the drive a little more interesting, on the way home it was follow the sat nav along the motorways to get us home as quickly and easily as possible. How does that saying go? Oh yes: The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft a-gley, [often go awry] – yes, that’s the one!
Things were going pretty good until we were coming past Manchester on the M6 and the signs were saying there was a 90 minute delay on the M6 ahead of us. Not good news!
We decided to go off piste a bit, coming off the M6 at Junction 18 and – following the awesome navigation by Shelli – we made our way past the traffic jam and back onto the M6. Okay, it didn’t save a huge amount of time on the journey but we were moving and that was a lot better than just sitting in the camper going nowhere fast.
We got home though, unpacked the camper – Shelli’s idea to use the tubs for the packing was a stroke of genius and made packing/unpacking so much easier than last year (see the packed camper photos below; before leaving Scotland and when we arrived home to see how well it worked) – and had a well deserved beer!
I think I can say on behalf of everyone that we had a fantastic time away!
Oh, and a couple of interesting(?) facts:
- After we filled up at the garage on the A4074 on the first day of the holiday we drove a total of 1,446.1 miles!
- My pedometer reckons I walked 103.03 miles (165.8 km) while we were away, which means Shelli and the girls did almost the same as there weren’t many times I was out walking without them!