Boring post for all the travel buffs, but we can’t fill everyday with sightseeing…..
Paloma has travelled a few more Km up the Greek coast, stopping off along the way at the beautiful harbour of Lechaina Port (N37.963865 E21.23691)
Really what more could anyone ask, a spot directly next to the water, on a level hard standing with water and bins on site all for nothing !
Job one :- stop for fuel, our cheapest fill in Greece so far at €1.17 per litre
For sado’s like me we are getting around 28mpg which for a van of this age and size is pretty good !
But when we had emptied the shelves, we did spot this stunning creature in the Carpark, now how much I wonder?
A roll of tin foil nearly €3, I don’t think so !
Job three:- washing.
Up until now we have used a cross over between launderettes and good old fashion hand washing. But in the future we will never need to find a launderette ever again!
We wash everything ourselves and very easily.
Socks & pants are never a problem, but jeans & jumpers, towels and bedding, ….,,
Umm from now on, you’ve guessed it, it isn’t a problem.
We didn’t invent this system but purely stole it from Our Bumble, check out full instructions Here
All that is required are one or two stackable boxes with good clip on lids
Fill the box with a little water add about half a cap of detergent.
Throw in your dirty clothes and make sure everything is nicely wet with the washing water and bash the clothes about a bit.
Leave the clothes soaking whilst you drive to your next destination and the motion of the vehicle will agitate the water and washing.
Wring out the dirty clothes. to remove all that dirty water.
Ditch the dirty water
Put the now clean clothes in fresh water, rinse and wring out…
Your washing is now done , happy days
Job four:- a couple of days ago we lost our marker lights on the top of the van,
Check fuse – ok
Check blubs – both ok
So the simple checks out the way I consulted the orical that is Ford transit org and after reading loads of forum posts it looked like it could be the light switch ….
As the headlamps are switched through a relay, but the dash lights and market lights are switched directly via the stalk switch.
Thankfully you do not need to remove the steering wheel, just remove the switch and detach the connector.
I cleaned it as much as possible and closed the contacts with needle-nose pliers.
Trying a small amount of ‘contact cleaner’. Hoping that this connector may well be the problem, not the switch itself.
With what time of the day was left we wandered the coast line,