Date: 9th July 2018
Travelled: 178 kilometres from Ipswich to Sheerness, England
Stayed: The Shingle Bank, Marine Drive, Sheerness. Free + toilet nearby. N51.43665, E0.79497
Looking out the Hymer’s windows onto the adjoining field I see rabbits hopping about all over the place. This farmer needs a gun. Pam can only see her eyelids at this stage. The weather is clear and it looks like a warm sunny day.
After coffee and fruit the cleaning begins. The vacumm is humming away and Pam is spray and wiping this and that. After an hour the Hymer is looking as good as new (nearly). We go though the cupboards and re-stack where we can, then transfer our winter/cold weather gear into the lower storage compartments (hoping we have seen the last of the cold weather till October).
After a long shower to clean up, we service the Hymer and say goodbye to our hosts, driving back into Ipswich. We have found a laundromat via Google on the Witnesham side of Ipswich so that’s our next stop. As luck has it we also spot a hand car-wash nearby, so whilst Pam does the laundry, I get the Hymer a bath. Thought £20 was a little expensive, but they did a good job and chamois it off as well.
It’s almost lunchtime, but everything we own is now clean. Back on the A12, the traffic is reasonable so we decide to make a run for the M25 and the Dartford Crossing (£2.50). From our experience, one of the most heavily congested and challenging places to drive in the UK.
An hour and a half later we are past Dartford and take the turn for the Isle of Sheppey. Sheppey you ask, I don’t know anything about it either. Anyway our data-base shows a free stop near Sheerness and that’s where we are headed.
Michael and Pam