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 engineer who works for both the BBC and ITV.

Jess the van

This is our fourth journey out on Jess but as you are all aware we are doing it 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. Slowly, very slowly the lockdown restrictions have been modified and in some cases lifted allowing people to travel almost freely. We are taking the plunge and going into Europe with a plan to go north and visit Scandinavia, going as far north as Norway. We shall see. This will certainly be an interesting journey as local and countrywide lockdowns could be reinstated at a moment’s notice. So stay tuned.

We are prepared. we have a stack of masks, medical gloves and litres of sanitiser!

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Our very best wishes to you all.

Del, H and Jess