Derek & Hayley Jones

Hello and welcome. Thank you for joining us on our adventure around Europe in ‘Jess‘ our motorhome.

We are Del and Hayley Jones and this is our personal travel blog, we have nothing to sell or promote here, this blog is just a diary of our travels that we would like to share with our family and friends. We live on the Isle of Wight in the UK where we used to have a boat, a beautiful sailboat called ‘Stargazer’ who we looked after for 14 years. One day we decided that we would like to see Europe by road so we sold ‘Stargazer’ and bought ‘Jess‘ a 6m motorhome made by Roller Team. She is a T590 circa 2018 and she has everything we need for a comfortable time on the road. Derek or ‘Del’, is a Stage and television lighting designer, Hayley is a freelance television studio engineer.

Jess the van

This is our fifth journey out on Jess but as you are all aware we are doing it once again in rather unusual circumstances. On the 23rd March 2020, the UK government took the decision to lock us down for what feels like an unspecified time. This was because of a virus that started in China and quickly spread around the globe causing havoc as it went. Everyone has been and is still being affected by it for what will be now 2 years. Lockdown restrictions have been modified and in some cases, they have become complicated and expensive. We are taking the plunge once again this year and spending Christmas and New Year (2022) in Spain. This will certainly be an interesting journey as local and countrywide lockdowns could and already have been reinstated at a moment’s notice. So stay tuned.

We are prepared. we have a stack of masks and litres of sanitiser! Oh and don’t forget the three jabs, How many more?

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Our very best wishes to you all.

Del, H and Jess