I can't believe that back in early November I wrote a poem relating to travelling down through France and Spain to spend the winter in Portugal. It's with a very heavy heart that Lilian and myself are now counting down the days before we leave this beautiful place to work our way back up to Brittany to visit a friend, and then on to Dieppe on the 17th April to board the ferry back to England. We have lots of work to do on our home on the canal before we can put her up for sale. Relatives and friends to visit, before we once more turn the steering wheel southbound and retrace our steps back down here to Olhao. I have a feeling that the 5 months in UK will pass a lot more slowly than the 5 months of winter we have just been here. If anyone has doubts about the beneficial effects of wintering away in the warmer climes, please don't hesitate to contact me, either as a PM or generally on this site. Watch out for a J reg 6wheeler motorhome called a Machzone Silvermint from Easter to mid Sept. Bye for now.