Calais to Slovenia; Year 2

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We didn’t quite go where no van has gone before, but we didn’t do too badly! (Map courtesy of Google and Scribblemaps)

In our second year touring, we got a little more ambitious and visited France, Germany, The Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Italy!


  1. Welcome Home – Meet the Jobsworths! – how we model guests were evicted!
  2. Vacationing in Verwood – we model guests continue by putting our host in hospital…
  3. Too Much Cock? A Wiggle to Wellington – a double entendre; & it’s HUGE!
  4. A Slice of Lancashire Life – a doggy drama & a dental departure!


  1. Operation Overload – A Caravan Catastrophe! – Axl Rows & a delayed departure!
  2. Fandangles in France – High Drama on the High Seas! – an ‘Optimism’ of octogenarian windsurfers requires rescue!
  3. “Auray or Bust” – An Exercise in Combative Cycling for 80-Year Olds! – pedal with pensioners & see if you too can get into a fight!
  4. Break for the Border; 1st Stop – Radon, Normandy. – boys behaving badly & creepy crevettes convince us that there is a French word for ‘entrepreneur’!
  5. Break for the Border – NE France; Sézanne to Vilsberg – want to experience adrenaline? Drive a large caravan around Paris!


  1. Vilsberg to Heidelberg – Tales of the Unexpected in Germany – we cross the Rhine into a land of traffic jams, disregard of H&S and flexibility with rules!
  2. Don’t Try to Park a Van in Heidelberg – Planck and Scotty disagree on ‘Ye cannae change the laws of Physics.’ But Physics still dictates that you can’t park a van!
  3. Heidelberg – Uffenheim – Ferry Across the Neckar! – take your caravan rafting!
  4. A Fairytale of Rothenburg ob der Tauber – GOB – Get Onyer Bucketlist! 
  5. Dog on the Rhine – Bacharach;
    1. Ein Scheißtag, Campsite Sonnenstrand, Bacharach – a bad day that started badly, went badly – & then got worse! 
    2. A Quick Way to Get Schlossed! wine walks, wine tastings & a rundtour!
    3. Ohhhhhhh-ning! – “I’ll have it back up in half an hour!” I was not so sure…
  6. “Frankly my Dear…” – A DAM BIG SURPRISE at Edersee National Park
  7. “Dogs Off The Lead Vill Be Shot!” – Hainich National Park, Germany
  8. Pups on SUPs! Experiencing Nature & Discovering History in Saale-Unstrut, Germany
  9. The Colditz Story – you saw the film, played the game; now visit Oflag IV-C with us! 
  10. The Saxon Swiss National Park – GOB (Get Onyer Bucketlist!)
    1. Confessions of a Railway Addict – too much train – there IS such as thing!
    2. “Dogs Off The Lead Vill NOT be Shot! – a QUIET site & walk from Porchdorf.
    3. That’s Not The Way (to do it) – The Unconquered Fortress, The Home of Mr Punch & The Birth of Free Climbing.
    4. Social Shame, Storms & A Sitting! – sold out by my husband! 
    5. THE BIG WALK – Uttewalder Grund & Basteibrucke – a lost world – in more ways that one – as we take in the BEST sights in Saxon Switzerland.
    6. NAKED in the Polenztal – Our Last Walk in Saxon Switzerland, Germany
    7. Schmilka with Gurnot – A Lasting Memory of Saxon Switzerland, Germany

The Czech Republic

  1.  Czeching In to the Czech Republic – we head for Austria – but decide to turn left!
  2. South Bohemian Rhapsody – Český Krumlov – a medieval gem that should definitely be on your bucket list!


5 Minutes of Fame!

  1. World Wide Walkies ‘From Calais to Slovenia’ – featured by Eurotunnel Le Shuttle
  2. Dogs ‘n Dracula – Our Romance with Romania – featured by Dog Friendly Magazine