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By keef and annie hellinger, Mar 8 2015 05:06PM

This is a retrospective of a holiday Annie & I took to the wonderful Shetland Isles in July 2001.


Travelled up from Nottingham in our then red ford escort estate, stayed overnight in Aberdeen , picnicked in the grounds of an open prison (unbeknown to us until we were evicted) Overnight ferry to Lerwick. Stayed in a cottage not far outside Lerwick at Gulberswick Bay. Travelled thru all the islands and even a boat to Fetlar taking the car across. We visited the island of Mousa by tourist ferry and spent the day walking around and seeing the seal sanctuary. Cold and misty mostly but very interesting islands. Met a couple on Unst who had pigs etc were very interesting. He did IT from home and she ran a craft shop, idylllic lifestyle, used to live in London Travelled on the SS Claire Aberdeen to Lerwick.


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Note we went back past this on the ferry to the Faroes & Iceland in 2019 after leaving Denmark. Click HERE to see that blog (blog 135)


sumburgh head
sumburgh head

By keef and annie hellinger, Feb 22 2015 08:33PM

This is a retrospective post as have been digitising old photographs.


We travelled around the east coast of Australia by car, foot, ferry, boat, public transport and a jugganaut of a motorhome in Queensland which would have held 6 people and had 10 gears. It was a great way to get across the Atherton table land apart from the 3 mile queue behind us as its top speed in the bottom of the 10 gears wasn't great *SMILE*.


Starting in Sydney with family we then travelled via Canberra down to Melbourne and then along the Great Ocean road as far as Warranambool and whale watched southern right whales at Logan's Beach before returning to Melbourne and flying up to Cairns to pick up our motorhome for a fortnight. We visited the Atherton tablelands cane sugar country and Green Island by ferry to see some of the Great Barrier Reef. We then returned to Sydney before flying home. Fab times.


If you want to see and read more about our various trips to the southern hemisphere why not click 2007/2008 or 2013 or if you specifically wanna see 1995 click here

Also 2017


Enjoy - have you done this trip or something similar, let us know about it here, thanks! Would definately do it in an RV or 5 wheeler next time, gives one so much more freedom.


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3 Sisters in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
3 Sisters in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

By keef and annie hellinger, Feb 20 2015 12:43PM

This is a retrospective post as have been digitising old photographs.


We travelled around Florida NOT in a motorhome this time but heaven forbid in a car, sacriledge to us motorhomers / RV-ers/ campervanners but there you go it was in a time BM (before motorhoming).


Starting in Orlando we stayed in Kissimmee (nice pool at Villas @ Somerset) visited Disney World a few times, the kids were young, then travelled across the sunshine superhughway bridge to Tampa, St Pete's & Clearwater beaches, Busch gardens, Sanibel, Venice, Melbourne beach etc down the west coast of Florida across the Everglades, thru all the Keys, Marathon, Marine park at Bahia Honda, stayed at Key West, 1930s hotel, sunsets, Hemmingways Sloppy Joes, Key Largo then up to Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Cocoa beach, Kennedy Space Station narrowly missing the next shuttle take off by 1 day (Discovery) and then back to Orlando to fly back. Fab times.


If you want to see and read more why not visit our Canada / US website trips click here or if you specifically wanna see 1997 click here


Enjoy - have you done this trip or something similar, let us know about it here, thanks! Would definately do it in an RV or 5 wheeler next time, gives one so much more freedom.


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By keef and annie hellinger, Feb 20 2015 12:04PM

This is a retrospective post as have been digitising old photographs.


We travelled around British Columbia in a motorhome starting in Vancouver, then Vancouver island including especially whale watching at Tofino, a fab pod of killer whales that hadn't been seen for over a month, guess we were just lucky, then up to Port Hardy to catch the ferry to travel the inside passge up to Prince Rupert, a magical journey.


We then headed across to Prince George, down highway 97 into Kamloops and saw our dear friends David & Cathy and family in Edmonton before finsihing up in Vancouver again to give the van back and fly back home. A nice trip, lots of miles , fabulous scenery and a great little van.


If you want to see and read more why not visit our Canada / US website trips click here or if you specifically wanna see 1999 click here


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view of the moraine at jasper nat. park, columbia ice field
view of the moraine at jasper nat. park, columbia ice field




By keef and annie hellinger, Feb 4 2015 11:07AM

Nothing really to do with Motorhoming apart from the fact that quite a few of these quality beers were supped by my good self under canvas and probably in a motorhome during our 1999 travels of British Columbia in Canada, and other holiday experiences.


I have been collecting these in picture frames on my wall for a number of years and have now decided to digitise them. Prior to the picture frame era they were just bottles displayed around our kitchen and other rooms, Annie said it was either me or them that had to go ;) so they were condensed into picture frames, could not afford the extension to house them!


See how many you know or have drunk. Some are tributes to the elections way back when how sad and some show some of the history of that era in the UK i.e Viz magazine, 3 lions england 96 euro football etc etc


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my beer labels collected over a long period
my beer labels collected over a long period