Three go Travelling is, me Sarah, my partner Ric and our Border Terrier Reg. Ric is the primary driver, whilst I tend to point him in the direction to travel, as chief Navigator. Most other chores are shared, equally! Meanwhile Reg (and Albi before him) are simply chauffeured around from place to place, walked and fed, even in the bike trailer and the kayak, we had before, they tend to look like they’re having the time of their lives and drawing attention.
In June 2019, we were lucky to be loaned a brand new Etrusco T7400QBC Motorhome by the Erwin Hymer Group for a year. At the time we had just left our jobs and downsized our home to a flat and renting it out. We also had our first Border Terrier, Albi.
We had Albi for almost eleven years and he travelled with us to many places, first in a tent, then in our Volkswagen Transporter, before setting off with us in the Motorhome. Unfortunately, Albi, passed away, after a very short illness in Spain in 2020.
Reg became the new member of the team, in March 2020 at 8 weeks and 1 day old. He is not a replacement for Albi, and he reminds us of that every day, as he is so different! He is yet to travel abroad, although has done a mini tour of England and Wales, between Lockdown 1 and 2.
Our motorhome is called Nortia. We wanted to name her something fitting and Nortia was a goddess of the Etruscan people, whose influence was time, fate, destiny and chance (a fitting title).
Our tour of Europe was brought to an end in 2020, by the global Coronavirus pandemic after 9 months on the road, covering 24 countries.
We set off from Darlington, County Durham, where we collected to motorhome and dropped off our hired car and after a slow tour south, to see the family, we went through the Channel Tunnel to France and on to Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, France, Monaco, France, England, Scotland, Wales, England for a catch-up with family, back to France, Spain, Gibraltar, France, England and Lockdown 1.