Finally Made It


Berth 209 Southampton UK. Dakota waiting to be picked up, just like a lonely dog at the pound.

Finally made it to Europe (UK to be exact).  After what seems like years in the planning, our journey has begun.  Arrived at the Gatwick airport Wednesday evening, and after a wonderful evening at a local bed and breakfast (wonderful because is was a comfortable bed after 13 hours of trying to sleep on the plane), we took a two hour train ride to Southampton to pick up Dakota at the shipyard.  Arrived at shipping berth 209 to find Dakota waiting patiently for our our arrival.


After the long flight, we decided to find a local camping spot and stay for a couple days to get acclimated to the area, and figure out how to drive on the opposite side of the road.  It’s not difficult on the freeway or on straightaways, but the roundabouts are challenging to say the least. Need to stay on our toes, especially since we are the slowest vehicle on the road, and everyone’s in a hurry.



Our first camping spot, Ashurst Campground near the town of Lyndhurst. All located in New Forrest National Park





Wrong side of the road?

10 thoughts on “Finally Made It

  1. It’s me David. According to my mom’s knoledge of the Azores being 7 hours forward, I figured out that England had to have an 8 hour difference. Have fun.

    • Hi David! Are you following our blog. Tell your fellow scholars as well. We will update today as we once again have internet. We are in Ireland and it is beautiful!

      Take care.

    • Hi Angie, thanks for the note. We are currently in Ireland and will be able to catch up on our posts since we have internet again. Take care. 🙂

  2. Looks like so much fun! Love the free range pigs! Can you please take some pictures of free range chickens and sheep?!!

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