The news from the Caravan Hospital was not good. Poor Bertie... all his appliances were too old to repair and all of them had something wrong with them. You may notice the past tense of that sentence, because we did decide that we had to give up on Bertie the bus. The final straw that prompted the decision was the need to have a lot of welding done to sills and wheel arches to get him through the MOT. We lack the time or the skills to take him on as a project, so we had to let him go.
Knight Motorcaravans in Kidderminster and they agreed to take Bertie in part exchange without an MOT. So on Saturday 6th March we drove up to Kidderminster in our car and had a look at their stock of motorcaravans. The vehicle that we initially went up to look at was an S reg Mercedes Vito. The idea was that this vehicle would be compact enough to replace both Bertie and the car. However I felt rather uncertain about replacing my beloved and totally reliable Corsa, with an unknown vehicle five years its senior and with four times the mileage on the clock.
So our transport of delight continues with a new vehicle providing the transport, and our delights are quite possibly going to be more frequent.