Showing posts from November, 2017

Driving rain

We made another little trip to Latvia last week, this time taking the car. I've had my car 11 years now and it has been all over Europe. Now it has 3 new countries under its belt. Poland, Lithuania and, of course, Latvia. Having had new wheel bearings and the timing belt changed just before we went, I was listening carefully for any unusual noises or odd behaviour, but I soon forgot about that as the old motor effortlessly chewed up the miles, just like it did when I first got it. The round trip was approximately 5000 km. It was tiring, but do-able over 2 long days, with an overnight near Warsaw on the way there and Berlin on the way back. I have found that a good nights sleep, an early start and a long day driving (repeat as required) is the best way to do these long trips. I'll leave driving all day and night to the youngsters. Anyway, with the car we managed to take some things (washing machine, king size bed, all my tools, etc.) and were able to spend our first night at

Here is the layout of our place