After running the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall for 17 years, Graham King, his partner Kerriann Godwin, and their Chihuahua Yorkie cross Hugo are spending their retirement traveling around Europe in their beloved Hymer 508 motorhome, 'Dickie'.
The trip mileometer (are the modern digital displays still
called that?) has just turned 1000 miles
and we are on a campsite in the East of Holland. The trip computer also tells
me that we have averaged 30.5 miles to the gallon which I think is very good
for a big (3 liter) engine in a fully loaded van. We usually travel with a full
water tank as we can never be sure if we will stay somewhere where water will
be available and we keep our two gas (LPG) bottles topped up, not that we have
used very much yet as we have not had to use the central heating Hooray!
I have kept a note of costs so far for the 15 days (and
nights) that we have been ‘on the road’
Fuel cost £ 212.00
Food and drink costs £ 255.00
Ferries bridges etc. £ 92.00
LPG Gas £ 6.50
Overnight parking/ camping £ 71.00
Total costs so far £ 853.00
Average cost per day £ 56.00
The above costs include stocking up on wine in France!
I am expecting the mpg to drop when we get into hillier
regions - I have been driving in Holland at around 55mph on long, flat, straight
roads – ideal conditions for Dickie if a tad boring for the driver!