Welcome to my first blog post as 'Across the Merry Miles'. It seems that on this day, the day we booked the ferry for our next big trip, is a good a time as any to start blogging.
There's something about hitting the 'book' button for a trip that sends a ripple of anticipation. This particular 'book' button caused extra shivers as it's the most expensive initial booking we've attempted. Usually our trips are as budget as possible when it comes to the initial outlay and I love how booking the Dover to Calais route is usually cheaper than a day visit across the solent to the Isle of Wight. P&O list the 24 hour crossing from Portsmouth to Santander as a 'cruise' which i have an inkling may be pushing it just a little. Anyway, regardless of the technical name for this purchase, the cost to our bank account was £900, more than we've ever spent in one hit on a holiday before.
The main plan at the moment is to hit North Spain in the middle of August, pootle about in Spain for a bit exploring and sampling the local tapas. Then we're going to head back up through France and come home via Cherbourg. The rest of the plan is pretty woolly, but aren't they always the best sort?
Watch this space for minimal planning, following our noses and probably lots of social media faux pas, as I try to get the hang of this blogging malarkey.