I know we have not been posting recently mainly because there is not a lot to say. Most days are spent along the same routine with the odd food shopping thrown in.
I ordered a torque wrench from Amazon and within around 4 days it arrived. This allowed me to swap back the alloy wheel with the steel wheel we had fitted from the spare wheel carrier under the van. I was able to torque up the wheel nuts to the recommended pressure of 130 nm.
The weather over the last week has continued to be periods of heavy showers and very high gusting winds. So pleased we didn’t bother with erecting the awning as we would definitely have had to take it down. I even lifted the awning carpet as this was blowing away in the 70mph winds.
Tina has managed to put some washing out but had to finish it off in the van again due to the strength of the wind and the rain.
In the afternoons and evenings we have watch several films from Netflix and then later I have streamed Champions League football. The internet here is free and really good speed and so there is very little buffering. There have not been too many people here during the week and a few more arrive at the weekend and occupy the 2 or 3 bedroom chalets.
Over the weekend I managed to watch live the AFC Bournemouth match and catch up with the current political situation…what a shambles. Not sure what will be decided but this week could be interesting.
We needed to take Woody to the vet as he has been limping with his left rear leg. She injected him and gave us a weeks course of anti-inflammatory tablets. He seemed to be getting better but over the last day or so he is still displaying the same issue. We will need to get him to the UK vet as soon as possible on our return.
We are now thinking of the time we will leave this place and be on our way home…not long now until the 20th.
Most of the time we have been catching up on the washing and relaxing in the sunshine.
We moved the van on Tuesday to another pitch which enjoyed more sunshine and was bigger. All this on the motor mover.
Thursday I returned to the Tyre shop and picked up the new tyre and repaired rim. Very pleased as they charged me €105 for all this.
However, I did have some concerns on Thursday that they had fitted a commercial tyre and not a 6 or 8 ply tyre. I also wanted to check what tyre pressure I should use. I wrote an email to our caravan dealer in the UK and they confirmed that I needed a 6 or 8 ply tyre. The torque and tyre pressures were on a plate on the caravan.
Friday, we took Woody to the vet again as he was displaying symptoms of issues with his right rear leg. He was limping and we wanted him to be checked out. Another trip to the vet….she was packing up to go on her skiing holiday but did organise that we return later at 3pm. The other vet gave him a painkilling injection and some anti inflammatory tablets to be taken over the next week.
At the tyre shop I was reassured that the tyre they had fitted was correct and that the tyre pressure of 42psi was OK. I feel relieved. I did try and buy a torque wrench at the local auto parts shop. They quoted me €56 plus VAT so I explained that I could have one delivered from Amazon UK to the site for £21 + delivery. On returning to the site I did purchase one and it will be delivered to the site reception on Monday.