I’m a great believer in the saying, “There’s no such thing as a problem; it’s only a solution waiting to happen”.  

 

Sure enough, our leaking roof problem was solved, or at least, it appeared to be. A company in Cheshire had originally sealed it; after some 'discussion', they agreed to do the job again. We also managed to persuade them to refund us for the cost of the original work, as we were well aware that we now had a damp motorhome, whose resale value was reduced. We then found a company who would spray the whole roof in polyurea, a similar procedure to that used on cracking washroom floors. The idea was that nothing was getting through the roof joins in future! We booked that in for the near future, and set off to enjoy the rest of the summer.

 

And enjoy it we certainly did! We crossed from Dover to Calais, then slipped into Belgium. We visited Ypres, where we were humbled by the Menin Gate and amused by the Cat Festival. We even started to experiment with wild camping, as it's legal in Belgium to park and sleep in your motorhome.

 

                  

                      At the Cat Festival in Ypres, Belgium

 

Our journey took us through Luxembourg, which was beautiful, before we headed for Germany. We toured along part of the Rhine and the Moselle rivers, and enjoyed a river cruise on the Rhine. We then trundled through the Black Forest area, which was stunning.

 

 

 
                                      Camping on the Rhine

 

 

We entered France again by way of Strasbourg, home of those clever people in the European Parliament (Me, sarcastic? Never!), before heading across to the coast around Le Havre, and exploring between Honfleur and Saint-Valery-en-Caux, another lovely area. Before we knew it, it was time to head back to Blighty once more; summer was almost over...

    
                   The aire in St-Valery-en-Caux, France