Here's our resprayed van ready for the off

Our friends Dave Catie and Theo arrived to stay in our home while we're away and took a photo of us as we pack

Just after dawn we stop for a roadside family doze

A LeClerc hypermarche provides welcome air-conditioning

Maddy and Eddy are behind the wheel even while we're resting. Fruit salads all round at the cafe.

After leaving Brantham at 1130pm and hours and hours of driving we finally arrive exhausted at our lovely camp site

We had a long way to go, but we made it. Thanks to Kaye for coming to wave us off. A welcome swim at the end of the longest journey in our van.