8 Maart: The new Camptrailer season starts with a new tow car, the
Skoda Yeti 1.4TSI.
This car could easily handle two Camptrailers at once. The perfect
combination for the A75 in France.
17 - 19 april Texel, Netherlands
Early spring and good weather, time to leave for the Dutch island of Texel for a short
break. We'll stay at minicamping de Korenschoof .
This year we start with a new Nespresso coffee machine and digitene television. Finally
we have the same quality coffee as at home. We spend a lot of time on the beach, walking
with our dog along the shore and on Monday we even took a sunbath!
16 - 21 mei. Luzy France
It's almost a year ago and finally we get some time off for a small getaway . We have
one week off and want to go to France. To be sure we have good weather we follow the
forecast for a week. And on our last day before our trip we decide that the best chance
for good weather is Burgundy. Our goal is camping Domaine de la Gagère in Luzy. It's beautifully situated at the top of
We leave before midnight and arrive the next moring quite early. The office
is not even open yet. But at the backery they can help us and a few minutes later we are
picking a place for the next week.
We have a great time here. Meeting nice people and also spend hours walking in the
woods surrounding the camping. On top of Mont Dône there is an ancient grave-site.
The energy here is very strong and over centuries many people have seen this as a holy
place. Even today this location is visited by 'light workers' who are attracted by the
energy of the lei-lines that come together here. We both felt the spiritual energy here.
And even our dog Xena felt it....
After a week of sun, our stay comes to an end and we have to hit the road again.
Our car navigation system does a great job, avoiding the traffic jam around Paris. Nine
hours later we are back home again.
10 - 13 june Scuba Diving Weekend Zeeland, Netherlands
Friday after three months of dry weather, the rain is pouring from the sky. A wet start
of a weekend away with our diving-club to Zeeland, Netherlands. But at least the spirit is
good and we make a couple of great dives. It's is mating season for the cuttlefish and a
lot of divers are attracted to Zeeland to observe this. Monday, after the weekend, all our
diving friends return home back to work again. But we are lucky that we only go home to
change our baggage for our next trip.... We will leave tonight for two weeks France. Our
tent is still wet but tomorrow we can dry it in the sun of Southern France!
13 - 22 june Vieux, France
Road trip 1258 km to camping la
Sesquière in Vieux, Midi Pyrenee!
This is our 4th visit to this camping and we are looking forward to meet the owners
Maarten and Koosje (Coco) again. We start our trip just before midnight. The roads are not
busy so we have a smooth journey through the Netherlands and Belgium. In France we take
the Péage (toll roads). We already pass Paris when the morning sun breaks through. There
is not much traffic and with a speed of around 130 kph we are right on schedule. Around
noon we arrive in Vieux. The weather in France is not perfect but here in Vieux we have
plenty of sun and the forecasts are perfect.
Despite a temperature off 28 degrees it's relative cool in the tent thanks to a
double roof system. We enjoy our time here: friendly people, sun, good food, nice
surroundings, and from time to time a jump in the pool. We make day trips to city's like
Cordes sur Criel & Albi enjoying the French hospitality.
Oue primary goal is to travel slowly from camping to camping in the direction to the
Netherlands. But the weather forecast for Northern France is not good so we decide to stay
here for the rest of our vacation. And over time more people from other parts of France
arrive here to enjoy the good weather. When we leave the camping it is almost fully
The last night a thunderstorm is expected so we decide to take down the big tent. It's
easier to dry the compact Bogota Tarp than the big tent. We leave early in the morning and
about 12 hours later we are home again. Our garden is lushly green thanks to the Dutch
rain. So here's the end our vacation. We have to work our garden.....
2 t/m 5 September, the 'Royal' Camptrailer weekend
In the forest near Lage Vuursche lies Camping Puur. It's a beautiful camping on walking distance from the
future living residence of Queen Beatrix. Here we have our annually Camptrailer (and other
This year we had more participants then ever before...! It is so nice with this group.
We shared all kinds of experiences and adjustments people made to their Camptrailers.
Camptrailer owners are nice easy gooing people and good company to spent your weekend
Friday and Saturday we had perfect weather and did a lot of outside activities: like
mini-golf, hiking and a big BBQ on Saturday evening.
After the BBQ we had a nice evening under the starry sky. And I think this was the
moment that we talked about the typical Dutch curtains. Marianne promised that she would
make some for us....! We all had a big laugh about it imagining how our Camptrailer would
look like with the Dutch curtains.
On Sunday when the majority had to go home it was raining, so most of them went
home with a wet tent. We planned to stay a little longer but also the next morning it was
raining again. Luckily we managed to get the tent dry in the bag just before it
started raining again. A few hours after we left Lage Vuursche, the Camptrailer was
clean back in our garage. And we were fancy dressed for an official party of the Almere
Lifestyle glossy. With a glass of champaigne we - in silence - toasted to all the
nice people we met this weekend.
Two months later over the post....
In the letterbox I found a small parcel. Inpatient as I am, I went in the house to open
the parcel. At that moment I had no clue from who this parcel is and what was in it. When
I opened the parcel I was confused. Here I found the handmade curtains for our
Camptrailer! At that moment I remembered the conversation during the BBQ at the
Camptrailer weekend. It's from Marianne jus as she promised.....!