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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 25-11-2020, 15:09 Thread Starter
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... I can't really call this a trip as it's only a jaunt up the road to exercise Thelma's batteries - and it's doing wonders for mine too.

It's a gorgeous day, tho cold, and it was a wonderful drive up the side of Belfast Lough and then across the country roads with their beech hedges blazing in the sunlight.

In normal times I might have arranged to call in with Terry or Alan (Gretchibald) but these are not normal times.

I looked to get a take-away coffee but there seemed to be quite a queue n lots of people sitting in for lunch so I made tea back in the MH. Along with a peanut butter and chutney sandwich with lovely malty brown bread - no, I'd never heard of it either but it was delish!!

I don't know if I'm being sensible or a scaredeygowk but I haven't entertained sitting in anywhere for many months. I wonder will I ever get my mojo back?

Regarding the batteries - should I be giving her a faster run on the motorways or is an hour-long dander each way fine?
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An hours trip, or even a good few hours is not going to put much back into your batteries. You need to put them on a charger for at least 12 hours, possibly longer.
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Bummer.

The good news is that they didn't really need it - solar had them up at 13-something - but I enjoyed it!

And I filled up the tank for the cold period.
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Our batteries are constantly filled by EHU and solar

Itís just a faff to un lock the high padlocked gates, open them

Guide the van out onto a busy road

And repeat the procedure back in

When we have no destination in mind

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But it's so worth it for the journey Sandra - on a lovely day.
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Sounds lovely Jean When we had our Hymer we used to go the beach regularly, walk the dog, have a cuppa and come back home again. We even met the previous owner at Wells Next the Sea one day. I do miss that now that we have the Fifth Wheel. The disadvantages are, however, far outweighed by the advantages and we wouldn't go back now.
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... I can't really call this a trip as it's only a jaunt up the road to exercise Thelma's batteries - and it's doing wonders for mine too.

It's a gorgeous day, tho cold, and it was a wonderful drive up the side of Belfast Lough and then across the country roads with their beech hedges blazing in the sunlight.

In normal times I might have arranged to call in with Terry or Alan (Gretchibald) but these are not normal times.
That's Larne, a few mins from my house.. You should have said Jean but maybe you're right, better safe than sorry.

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... I can't really call this a trip as it's only a jaunt up the road to exercise Thelma's batteries - and it's doing wonders for mine too.

It's a gorgeous day, tho cold, and it was a wonderful drive up the side of Belfast Lough and then across the country roads with their beech hedges blazing in the sunlight.

In normal times I might have arranged to call in with Terry or Alan (Gretchibald) but these are not normal times.

I looked to get a take-away coffee but there seemed to be quite a queue n lots of people sitting in for lunch so I made tea back in the MH. Along with a peanut butter and chutney sandwich with lovely malty brown bread - no, I'd never heard of it either but it was delish!!

I don't know if I'm being sensible or a scaredeygowk but I haven't entertained sitting in anywhere for many months. I wonder will I ever get my mojo back?

Regarding the batteries - should I be giving her a faster run on the motorways or is an hour-long dander each way fine?
We could have socially distanced on the new deck I built whilst shielding. Loads of room 😄

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But it's so worth it for the journey Sandra - on a lovely day.
But of course on Covid alert level 3 we are not entitled to a jaunt on a lovely day, essential travel only

Iím so hoping this vaccine works and we can get back to some semblance of normality

I still havenít had a chance to learn to to ride that dam electric tricycle yet

I need space and only the van can transport it to space

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Andy(Plodd) is right about the charging in an hour, or several. That would have been much different if you had a B2B fitted as one hour would have filled the batteries - even less does it for us.



However, you will have spread the oil around which will be good.


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