Good breakfast onboard, and the kids make themselves comfortable in the cabin windows to watch the ship arrive.
The ferry actually arrives at 9am, but it takes us at least another half hour to get off the ship. This means we’re a little late for our appointment with the ChargeYourCar team at a charging point nearby the terminal, but they waited patiently (or so it seemed). Some original photos by a photographer (which hopefully I’ll post here later), and a few questions/answers while the car charges at the charge point.
Afterwards we go for a nice walk along the beach, followed by a coffee/tea/milkshake in a typical British beach “tearoom”, and we’re off to the next stop: “Haggerston Castle Holiday Park”, where ChargeYourCar has actually installed a fast charger on a caravan park !
Not sure how often it really gets used, but it does mean you can easily drive from Newcastle to Edinburgh, as it is handly placed in the middle – a little over 100km (62 miles) each way. Also a good place for a good old pub lunch (its been ages since our last fish&chips 🙂 ) A second connection to the fast charger gets the battery to 100% (a normal fast charge always stops at 80%), and we continue to Edinburgh.
In Scotland !
Yet another fast charge (and the coffee that goes along with every fast charge 🙂 ), at the “new filling station” of the Alex F Noble Nissan garage in Edinburgh.
That’s 2 fast charges to 100% today (hope that’s OK for the battery – but there was no raise in battery temperature), and we’re ready for the last part of todays journey. An easy 70km ride to Lenzie, for a total distance of 287km (177 miles) in one day !
btw I would like this LEAF too 😉 :
So we’re at our destination,1465km (904 miles) since our departure ! (in 7 travel days) I still intend to add a table with distances & charge points at some point, but now its bed time…