Sunday, 23 April 2017

Cali has been to Parke, Haytor and Knightshayes

We've had a couple of day trips this weekend to get used to driving Cali and enjoy her as a day vehicle.  It also gave us a chance to see what we need before our first camping trip next weekend.

Yesterday we visited Parke, a National Trust parkland near Bovey Tracy, with lovely river walks. There was quite a lot of parking (free for NT members) and it was great to have Cali as a walking base and return to pop the kettle on for a cup of tea.  After lunch we decided to drive over Dartmoor and went to Haytor.

Cali on Haytor Car Park

The weather was fabulous and we walked up to the rock and took this photograph to show Cali on the car park.  There are several car parks along the road with good access - although there is a lot of discussion whether these should now become 'pay and display' car parks.

Haytor before we took the chairs out to enjoy the views

Today we've visited Knightshayes, a National Trust house, gardens and parkland near Tiverton. There was lots of parking (free for NT members). Unfortunately I've hurt my back so couldn't do too much walking in the woods, but we did have a lovely stroll around the gardens.

22-23 April 2017

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Cali is home!

We collected Cali this from the dealer this afternoon and had one small hitch during the handover - the registration number given to me last week was different to the one on the vehicle!  I borrowed the dealer's computer and phone to contact the C&MC insurance department who were very helpful,. They changed the details on the policy documents and emailed me a new Certificate of Insurance straight away.  The rest of the handover went without a hitch and we brought her home - she's fabulous!

We've spent a few hours 'playing' this afternoon and giving guided tours to the neighbours!

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Cali is in Exeter

We've had an email from the dealer to say Cali has arrived in Exeter this morning - she's all in one piece and is to the correct specification (which is great news!).

The workshop are working on her this afternoon and the valeting department will polish her on Tuesday - ready for us to collect on Wednesday afternoon.  Six more sleeps.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Cali is in Kent

We visited the dealer this morning for an update and were told that Cali is in the Importer Compound in Kent.  Hopefully she will reach the dealer next week and we've arranged to collect her after the Easter holiday on Wednesday 19 April - only 13 more sleeps!