Saturday, 22 September 2012


Well we are all off the ferry.

We all have just parked up to say our goodbyes. There were plenty of smiles and I'll miss everyone on the convoy as they are a great bunch. We all know how much preparation and dedication it takes to come on convoy and we
have all shared a great experience.

There are children out in Lithuania who have next to nothing and it was amazing to see how grateful they were for the things we take for granted. The smiles on there faces were fantastic to see and I like to think we have changed their lives, maybe not a lot, or forever, but at least a little; because there is still a lot of work to be done.

I am now on the train from Hull to London. Everyone else is making their respective ways back to their daily lives.

I hope you have enjoyed my blog and it gives you a reason to be a little more charitable or try something like this. It isn't easy, but it is rewarding and something that will stay with you forever!


Friday, 21 September 2012

Back towards hull

Well we're all up at breakfast waiting for the Ferry to dock. We are still due to arrive at 9am. I had a good sleep last night but it was warm onboard....and very choppy!! Some pictures of the sea at 6am this morning...

On the ferry

Well its been a long drive back and were all happy to be settled, safe and sound on the ferry back. We all enjoyed a buffet dinner, played some cards and enjoyed the views from the ferry.

Goodbye Zebrugge


I had a great night yesterday wondering around Brugge and sampling the local Belgium beers. Most of us have spent the day wondering around the picturesque town. We are now at Zebrugge port waiting the go-ahead to drive onto the ferry. I had a little lapse of concentration during the 20 minute drive from Brugge to the port and I started following another red van, which wasn't one of ours. Oppsss. No worries we were quickly back on route and should be on the ferry soon!

Change of plans

At lunch it became clear we weren't going to find accommodation in Venlo. Instead we aimed for Brugge, which is some distance from Venlo but usefully close to the ferry port saving us a few hours tomorrow. We've just found somewhere and are relaxing. Some shopping in Brugge tomorrow then heading for the port around 3:30. 7pm ferry and we should be back in Hull for 9 Saturday morning...!

Last day before the ferry tomorrow

We had a relaxing night last night wondering around the city and doing some shopping before heading back to the hotel. Some others chilled out at the hotel instead. I was shattered and was in my room watching some of the champions league footy before crashing out and falling to sleep around 10pm.

We all set of this morning at 7:30, and we are heading for Venlo in the Netherlands where we will aim to stop this evening. As with most nights, we haven't any accommodation planned but we'll try and sort something en route or once we are nearer.

Steve and Ian are aiming to meet us
in Venlo. In other news, Katy and Jo's heating system stopped working yesterday so they are driving with plenty of layers of clothes, gloves and blankets! Bless!!