Luxembourg Rally Report 2013

Luxembourg  Rally began on Friday the 6h September and was held at Camping Birkelt, Larochette. Our hosts being Fédération Luxembourg de Motorhomes - F.L.M.

We arrived on site in 26deg sunshine and greeted like old friends even though we had not seen the committee for a year. One by one recognisable faces appeared at the welcome tent. After being given our complimentary bag of goodies including a bottle of local wine we made our way to our pitch. The other part of the British contingent Gordon and Christine Evans were already on site. Hellos all round followed. We quickly dispatched our official duties of handing over the attendance pennant for the rally and the refund cheque.

Friday evening was spent on the terrace with sangria and some lovely munchies courtesy of our hosts.

Saturday 7th .. Today we are off to Berdorf to visit an area called the “devil splate” with great panoramic views over the countryside. Whilst there Paul Wilmes and yours truly tried to find a geocache hidden very close by. This we found out was 80feet below where we standing it goes without saying that we did not manage to “find” the cache. We then moved onto the city of Echternach  for some free time to explore area followed lovely trip around on the tourist train “Jangeli” and lucky for us we were back on the coach as it started to rain very heavily.

Saturday evening saw us gathering on the terrace for an American style BBQ prepared by Fabrice Schenal of the FLM group. This evening just so happened to be a little bit special as it was Christines Birthday.We were then entertained all night by a singing duo called Los Figaros

Sunday 8th  We were blessed by a lovely sunny morning and at around noon we made our way to the terrace with bowls and plates in hand for groups legendary pea soup. 

This afternoon there was a choice of activities. A conducted walk of either 3 or 8km Or a trip to the town of Grevenmacher for the grape and wine festival. Most chose to take the trip by bus to the town. On the bus we paid our entrance fee and were issued with an wristband which allowed you entry to the festival and of course to taste the wines on offer. The whole town turned out and the marching bands had everyone up on their feet. It was quite a spectacle.

Sunday evening saw us gathering on the terrace for drinks and yet more food.

Some of the group were leaving in the morning so although it was not the closing ceremony we took this opportunity to call to the front six members of the committee.

Acting as representative for our group and on behalf of our chairman we presented the committee with pennants and some goody bags as a thank you for their hospitality.

Monday 9th  This morning there was a trip out to Rosport to the mineral water bottling plant and then on to visit the museum of Henry Tudor.

This evening saw the closing ceremony and yet more food courtesy of the now named Mr. Njam-Njam (Mr. Yum-Yum) aka Fabrice Schenal of the FLM group.