After nearly a decade on the road it is time to say goodbye to ‘Betsy’ my Citroen van (on the right) and transient home. She has taken me from Scotland to Poland and many places in-between.
And with great pleasure I welcome my new musical wagon to the world. (On the Left) Udo is his name (yes this one is a he). A Mercedes Sprinter hopefully in good enough condition to last me a few more years.
My first tour is underway and thus far (touch wood) A to B to C has worked out well.
My thanks to Josh for his help to find and work on the new wheels.
I am gutted to say that last night my tour Van took a turn for the worse and broke down in Berlin. 😦
Creeky noises and leaking liquids is not a good sign.
Today I got a diagnosis of possibly Friday or Monday for her to be road worthy.
The cost to repair is high and what I’m spending will take a long time to make back.
But you win some and lose some and I’ve had my fair share of good luck in recent times. Also all that said I am healthy and alive and weirdly happy to be off the road for a couple of days and in a city that has so much to offer and discover.
Also I’m overjoyed with how this tour has been received that as I type I’m 100% aiming to return to Europe next year.
My show for tomorrow in Amsterdam is cancelled and dependent on how the mechanical situation goes possibly Sunday in Tiel (But I hope not).