12.04.2022: It was raining until the morning hours and stopped when I started my hike.
Contactless! That is the way to pay in the UK. And paying contactless with a credit card was very common in the UK even before the Covid19 pandemic started. I really like paying with plastic and instantly see the money movements when I look at my CC account. Hence it was fairly easy to make a quick export and see what I spent in the recent 51 days. Obviously petrol for driving the van (and heating which runs on diesel as well) is a major cost block! Here we could take the costs for travel to/from the UK out and we get slightly better figures.
Whatever these numbers will say, I think I can document quite clear that this kind of two-month holiday was frugalism pure – reduce to the minimum and still enjoy every day. What more can you expect? 23 EUR per day for food, fun, activities, warm and cosy accommodation – that is about 700 EUR per month. I should consider to stop working, live on support and enjoy life… okay, reality is a bit different story but still, I am quite happy with these results.
|Total||£ 1.561||1.874 €|
|Petrol in UK||£ 431||517 €|
|Daily Food (Eating in Van and during Hike)||£ 180||216 €|
|Pub (Food,Cider,Ale,Coffee)||£ 147||176 €|
|Public Transport (Bus/Train)||£ 153||183 €|
|Campsites||£ 53||64 €|
|Parking||£ 16||19 €|
|River ferries||£ 16||19 €|
|Getting to / from UK|
|Channel Ferries||£ 200||240 €|
|(Travel) Petrol for 2000km||£ 367||440 €|
|Total without Travel to/from UK||£ 995||1.194 €|
|Number of Days||51|
|Amount spent per day||£ 31||37 €|
|Amount (when excluding travel to/from UK)||£ 20||23 €|
Below are some pictures of the hike. Please click to enlarge if you want. Also below are my Komoot Tour Details, the Relive Summary Video and a Timewarp Video.