Due to various factors, it has been a bit of a late start to the season. I’ve been training for the Edinburgh Marathon and that has taken up a lot of time.

But now that is nearly over so time to get ready for the new season. Back in February was the MOT. There was the usual round of thing that needed doing including some welding done on the sills.

Then the habitation check. Van passed that no problem with the exception of the water heater which does not work on gas. Pity.

But the dishes are washed and soon the van will be clean and ready to hit the road in search of adventure.

In my never-ending quest for a more comfortable sleeping bag, I came across the Duvalay. Looks perfect and I will report back after use.

First trip away is to Melrose. Been there before with an Abbey that looks good and some interesting walking.