Plans for 2021?

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oblio

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5,011 posts

194 months

Thursday 18th March
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I have booked a couple more trips away.

In Wales it looks as though the campsites are open here from 27th March so we now have 4 days booked at Pembrey. This is before the English hordes are set free on 12th April hehe

I also booked 11 nights up in Cirencester for late in May after the date when the showers etc should be open for use.

We have agreed to go to Italy in September but as they only entered a new lockdown this week, I'm beginning to think that might be out. Back up plan is the south of France...and if that's put then the back-up, back-up plan is the south coast - London - East Anglia

Gary29

3,389 posts

66 months

Thursday 18th March
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Cornwall and Devon are going to be unbearabe in the summer aren't they? It's bad enough during a normal year, but everyone I speak to seems to be planning a holiday down there this year.

Sitting stationary on the M5 for hours on end is not my kind of holiday (from past bitter experience), I can only imagine how things will be when the whole country is heading in that direction.

oblio

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194 months

Thursday 18th March
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We have booked for June so hopefully parents won't take their kids out of schools early this year as they have missed so much anyway. But yes, we wouldn't go near the place in July and August. In fact we are thinking about doing the opposite and going on a city tour up to Northumberland (Cardiff - Birmingham - York - Durham - Northumberland - Liverpool - Hereford).

chopper602

1,816 posts

190 months

Sunday 21st March
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I've booked a few sites for April (Cayton Bay) & May (Northumberland & Bakewell) and thinking of a trip around Scotland, again, in the summer. Throw a house purchase in the mix too and anything could happen. New motorhome was bought end of October and we haven't been away in it yet !

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oblio

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194 months

Monday 22nd March
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Doom and gloom in the Sunday Times yesterday regarding foreign travel this summer due to the EU countries being so far behind with their jabs plus possible third wave. It mentions the likelihood that 10 day quarantine period could still be in place.

We are thinking about Italy in Sept or south of France if not. Failing that it will be a tour of the north of England I think: York - Northumberland - Liverpool.

PurpleTurtle

4,960 posts

111 months

Monday 22nd March
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We've booked a four-nighter at a site in Dorset from 12th April, me wife and 6yo. Looking forward to it immensely!

oblio

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194 months

Wednesday 24th March
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I just bolted another 7 nights on to our 4 night trip in April. So that's Pembrey for 4 nights followed by Newport (Pembrokeshire) for 7 nights.

With trips booked in May and June, this year is shaping up nicely now. Just July/August to sort out now.

Haven't been away since December so looking forward to it bounce

rambo19

2,495 posts

104 months

Wednesday 24th March
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Hope to do a couple of military vehcile this year.

Cass63

178 posts

86 months

Thursday 25th March
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With everyone going south this year we decided to go north, 10 days in Scarborough for the cassmobile, never done that part of the country but heard it lovely, hoping to pop to Thornton Le dale and the Mathewson place to see a few classics, we go mid August so hoping things are a bit more open then.

oblio

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194 months

Saturday 27th March
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oblio said:
I just bolted another 7 nights on to our 4 night trip in April. So that's Pembrey for 4 nights followed by Newport (Pembrokeshire) for 7 nights.

With trips booked in May and June, this year is shaping up nicely now. Just July/August to sort out now.

Haven't been away since December so looking forward to it bounce
July/August all booked now: 24 nights touring north Wales. bounce

Just waiting on developments in Italy and France to see whether we can get over there in September. My gut feel is that its 50/50 at the mo. frown

oblio

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5,011 posts

194 months

Saturday 24th April
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Got back from our first trip away on Friday. the weather was spot on and it was great to be away in the MH. We went to Pembrey Country Park and then on to Newport (Pembs).

We enjoyed it so much we booked an impromptu 4 night break again at Pembrey from the 3rd May biggrin

Captain Answer

988 posts

154 months

Tuesday 4th May
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Just booked our first two (ever) for the caravan

End of May wife and I will be staying the weekend on the campsite next to where the van is in storage, this will be a "shakedown" weekend to check we've got what we need and things work for later in the year and its near home should things not work out biggrin

Mid August booked 5 nights away to stay in Devizes for my Son and I... looks a nice spot, easy to get to and fair few bits to do nearby

Looking at a few more now but not got any firm dates/places as yet... will mostly be weekends for this year

Antony Moxey

6,027 posts

186 months

Tuesday 4th May
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Not much this year. Got a week in Bude booked for the May half term in June(!) and a fortnight probably somewhere else in Cornwall in mid August. Got a couple of small jobs to do on the van, including replacing the washroom sink that's got a split by the plug hole. Not particularly looking forward to it as the plastic is literally paper thin and the replacement comes without any holes cut in it. Was rather pleased that it flew through the MOT last month with just a high level rear light needing replacing with the whole bill coming in at just over £60.

Anyway, we'll see where the Covid takes us before making any real plans.

surveyor

15,665 posts

151 months

Sunday 30th May
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Away at the CAMC site in Berwick. First run this year, few more to come.

Refreshingly few things to fix so far on this trip…




oblio

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5,011 posts

194 months

Monday 31st May
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We had our last trip to Cardiff and Cirencester (to see friends and family) cut short as Mrs O was taken ill.

Recovered now and this Friday we are off to Cheltenham - Cornwall - Devon - Malmesbury for our first longer trip away this year (23 nights).

Fingers crossed that this nice weather holds for at least a decent chunk of it!

Eric Mc

115,450 posts

232 months

Tuesday 1st June
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First (short) trip starting tomorrow. Off to the Camping and Caravan Club Site at Moreton near Dorchester. It's only for a couple of nights but I am so glad to be getting away for a few days. I spent all day today cleaning the van and stocking up.

Moreton is interesting because it is right beside the long defunct RAF Warmwell which was a very busy base during World War 2. It was one of the few places where Westland Whirlwind fighter bombers were based (RAF Exeter being the other location).

Not far from the camp site is the grave of Lawrence of Arabia who was killed when riding his motorcycle in the local area.

I'll be taking my bicycle so plan to explore the lanes in and around the old airfield perimeter.

I'll be away again for a longer break at the end of the month - which will be to Isle of Wight.

Antony Moxey

6,027 posts

186 months

Tuesday 1st June
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There’s not much to see regarding Warmwell - most of it’s a sand and gravel quarry nowadays. The tank museum at Bovington’s not a million miles away, although maybe a bit far on a bike (I don’t recall properly, it’s well over a decade since I’ve been in the area).

oblio

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194 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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If you like tanks, then the Tank Museum at Bovington is a must.

No so good if you don't like tanks mind, as it does live up to it's name...as there are blimming loads of the buggers there! biggrin

Eric Mc

115,450 posts

232 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Been to the tank museum quite a few times now so will probably give it a miss on this occasion. I'm just looking for a short break so won't be doing too much apart from relaxing.

I want to pay a visit to the little church where Lawrence is buried.

PurpleTurtle

4,960 posts

111 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Had a nice extended break Friday - Wednesday at Blackland Lakes site nr Calne in Wiltshire.

We'd been before so knew what to expect: family friendly, nice people, great for young kids with play areas, a nature trail, a herd of friendly goats and two fishing lakes, plus a small onsite outdoor bar/pub that does pizzas on Friday nights. All very relaxing and recommended.