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crikey

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1,536 posts

91 months

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We had 10 days at Lincoln Farm Park near Witney at Easter, very nice if a little regimented.

August we're off to Appuldurcombe on the Isle of Wight for 12 nights, massively looking forward to that.

We'll probably have a weekend at Sacrewell Farm near Peterborough in the next few weeks, and a weekend somewhere in late September.

Tyre Smoke

9,519 posts

141 months

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Whitehills near Paignton for a week on 21st - if the van ever comes back from the dealer.

mike9009

1,649 posts

123 months

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Hi crikey,

When are you coming to the IOW exactly? And what are you coming in?

Beginning of August (2nd - 6th) there is a big VW campervan festival, which hopefully i'll be going to. Its a good month to visit with Cowes week and a good few nights with a massive scooter rally at the end of August.....

Aunt and Uncle often stay in appuldercombe site and love it there.....

Not got many plans myself, but this year just bought the campervan and stayed on the island down in Brighston. Might plan a visit to New Forest. Bigger plans for next year after i get comfortable with the reliabiliy of our 30 year old T25 van. Might venture into France because we always did camping trips in the Loire, Vendee, Ile de Re, Koln, Paris, interlaken, amsterdam to name a few.

Mike

StuartGGray

6,819 posts

108 months

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Nipping up to Forfar for a week. With this weather, it's going to be a good test of my waterproofing repair skills!

crikey

Original Poster:

1,536 posts

91 months

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mike9009 said:
Hi crikey,

When are you coming to the IOW exactly? And what are you coming in?

Beginning of August (2nd - 6th) there is a big VW campervan festival, which hopefully i'll be going to. Its a good month to visit with Cowes week and a good few nights with a massive scooter rally at the end of August.....

Aunt and Uncle often stay in appuldercombe site and love it there.....

Not got many plans myself, but this year just bought the campervan and stayed on the island down in Brighston. Might plan a visit to New Forest. Bigger plans for next year after i get comfortable with the reliabiliy of our 30 year old T25 van. Might venture into France because we always did camping trips in the Loire, Vendee, Ile de Re, Koln, Paris, interlaken, amsterdam to name a few.

Mike
5th to 17th so we'll catch a bit of Cowes week I think, and we're coming in our much loved trailer tent smile

The New Forest is fantastic, we had a couple of weeks there last Easter and loved every minute. We stayed at Redshoot which I'd recommend.
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italianjob1275

232 posts

26 months

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We're off to the IOW too!

Having a few days on the forest holidays site at Christchurch. Then on to the ferry on the 1st of August stopping at www.heathfieldcamping.co.uk
Near Freshwater, then calling in at Chipping Norton on the way home.

Can't wait cool

We'll be in a Lunar Spirit caravan being towed by a vw Bora wavey

village idiot

2,679 posts

147 months

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just got back from the south of france... left lymington at 6pm on a thursday evening, made it to the channel tunnel for 8:30pm and then drove non-stop (other than one fuel stop) to monaco, arriving for late breakfast. then on to golf juan for lunch and eventually stopping near the spanish border by mid-afternoon. 1250 miles in one hit.

spent a week or so sat on the beach and then drove home via the milau bridge and a stop for early dinner in the centre of paris.


size13

1,934 posts

137 months

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In May we went from Leyland to Dover - Tunnel to Calais - turned left - through Zeeland - Rotterdam & Kinderdjyk - Amsterdam - Volendam - Texel - Woudsend - Vorden & Arnhem - Back through Belgium then Stayed near Calais for a few days before back to Leyland via the Tunnel.

Plotted places here... http://goo.gl/maps/2mzq
Photos here... http://goo.gl/tF3mP

Off to Looe middle of August for a week

Cotty

26,621 posts

164 months

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Silverstone tomorrow for the F1. Mind you a boat might be more appropriate.

Bill

30,318 posts

135 months

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Went to the Ile de Re and southern Brittany in a borrowed motorhome in May. Got a weekend in a tent with the lads at Thruxton in a few weeks. Let's hope summer arrives...

y2blade

52,368 posts

95 months

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I'm camping this weekend woohoo all of 10mins from my house biggrin
Beer, friends and a Hograost...what more could we need.

beer


rsole

616 posts

67 months

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Just bought my first camper and off (hopefully) round France, Italy and Spain for up to 4/5 months in a couple of weeks all being well. Seems quite daunting now i'm getting closer to the off, but can't wait!

mojitomax

1,600 posts

72 months

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A couple of years ago we took 4 weeks of and went from dover to Calais to Monaco to Milan to Venice to Athens to Thessalonika to Istanbul to Romania to Bratislava to Hungary to Germany to France to home.

Great trip. Would love to explore Mediterranean Europe next.

Pics and route here.

http://www.vintagemotorhome.co.uk/taxi-to-istanbul...




marky911

2,949 posts

99 months

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Wow! 10 out of 10 for effort mojito!

We're camping in Cambridge next weekend in our VW then I have 1 weekend to sort any niggles before we head to France (see my other thread on here, advice welcomed).

Good luck with the new motorhome. Should be much better equipped than your taxi.

billzeebub

2,885 posts

79 months

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Just returned from 10 days under canvas in South-West Cornwall. The penultimate night was a Red Alert Weather Warning which turned out to be an emotional experience!. Was relieved in the morning to wake up in the same part of the campsite that I went to sleep!. Having said that Cornwall is great in any weather, but I love it in the spring/summer months before the hordes decend when the schools break up

StuartGGray

6,819 posts

108 months

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StuartGGray said:
Nipping up to Forfar for a week. With this weather, it's going to be a good test of my waterproofing repair skills!
Just back !!! Great time.

Happy82

6,020 posts

49 months

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Still in Bridport in a caravan borrowed from my parents, thankfully on high ground above Eype so have avoided most of th3 flooding! Weather is bad at the minute, feels like the awning will rip off and the caravan will topple eek

marky911

2,949 posts

99 months

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Uh-oh, I hope you two above (happy and Stu) aren't setting the trend for this thread. wink

We're off to Cambridge for the weekend in ours to test it out and it's forecast rain for most of it. I've then got one weekend free to sort any niggles (or to send the divers down for it, depending on the weather hehe ), before we head to France.

I'm guessing putting away a wet, muddy awning and groundsheet in the rain isn't fun but, feel free to enlighten me. smile

Here goes.

Happy82

6,020 posts

49 months

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We have an awning down hehe All poles bent and split and we're stuck until the wind dies down laugh

Where's this bbq summer? Unless i had a jetpack to fly alongside a waterproof bbq I doubt I'd be able to cook laugh

StuartGGray

6,819 posts

108 months

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We had sunshine and everything! Even got a tan while doing the outdoor barbie!

photo for proof of sun!





Edited by StuartGGray on Thursday 12th July 21:09

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