summer holidays .

vwalan

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havnt noticed any meat probs round here .
i have seen some shelves in some supermarkets abit empty . but as less people have been traveling abroad more food is wanted in uk .
just like fuel ,less go abroad and drive around in uk more fuel required .
bad management by the garages shops etc .
it does take awhile for bulk deliveries etc so some shortages are expected . i know we used to base some orders on last years takings etc things like covid etc messes plans alot.
but never mind spend money in uk dont go the eu.
 

wanderlust51

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Well I haven’t been abroad in the van since an episode with a couple of old soaks on here
Did the Caribean a few times visiting a mate
But as I am one of the un jabbed or pure bloods as I prefer to call myself
I probably won’t be going any time soon
Don't fancy a swab up my nose either
So just mooching about in the U.K. from now on
 

vwalan

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so long as you are having fun and enjoying life thats the main thing.
the more i visit places in the south west the more i find some of the places i havnt been for years and years seem better than many of the european places been going through in the last twenty years.
i remember my parents stopped going abroad and didnt understand why ,but thinking back i realize what there reasons were seem real these days . i think as we get older its possible we appreciate things differently.
smile , be happy and enjoy where ever you go.
so many have already passed on , we are lucky to be here.
 

wanderlust51

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Yes we are
Shame most places that I have enjoyed over the last 20 years are now not able to be accessed in my van, and only 6 metres
height barriers or just plain no motorhomes any more
Plus my mobility not what it used to be
Even thinking of a seasonal pitch for a caravan for the family to use next year as a base so that we can enjoy breaks with the grand children as too many and too big now
Not so much for us as I couldn’t be without my van
 

vwalan

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luckily i can kip on the back seat in my truck so i very often get a couple of nights away and get away with it . no chairs or tables outside but just look like a truck parked up. leave my trailer at home.
never know might get something a bit smaller in van form to get away with it.
i think its change ideas till you find what works for you.
lots of places have changed so much. some better some not so good ,but look elsewhere and find a good place for today.
 

wanderlust51

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Yes mate I haven’t given up
its just getting harder to find some where that fits what we enjoy
But thanks for the kind words Al you are a good one
Got plans to change the van a little so we can have a more comfortable sitting area using the front and leaving the bed made in the day,that can be a struggle at times
 

vwalan

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it can be hard to know which way to go.
having had my trailer etc for twenty one years now its almost a real part of my life.
mind i still have the teardrop caravan i used behind my trike in the 90,s ,,,and the roof tent i had on my vw t2 i had . i like keeping them but they dont quite fit what or how i feel i travel these days .
i had a mazda bongo in the late 2000.s but it was a bit too small then. might be i should have kept it.
thought about getting a old vw t2 1600cc but with the fuel changing going on petrol engines might not be worth having soon if old type.
all i know is i have great memories of the adventures i have had.
 

vwalan

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that purple truck is next to my truck and trailer even now.
changed owners but still here alot of the time.
purple bob is heading this way november i think.
in his purple people eater van.
 

Fiskar

Member
Just back from Spain, 3 weeks of mostly glorious weather. Travelled Bilbao to Córdoba to Granada to La Mamola, then across to Rhonda, Estepona and Cadiz before the trek north.
plots of motor homes going out and a few coming back
 

vwalan

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soon be time for full ferries etc .
be better when this global warming gets to uk .
nice and sunny in cornwall today ,might get another nice ride out on my m,bike.
got to make use of all the sunny days.
went st ives yesterday busy but not really busy. then up the coast hayle perranporth newquay etc , missed padstow turned off at st merryn . great day out.
 

Fiskar

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Must tour Devon and Cornwall on the motorbike, when’s a good time of year to do a motorbike camping trip over two to three weeks?
 

vwalan

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may-june can very often be a good time.
weather getting warm and not so many tourists around.
not that they bother me ,but it can get crowded in the middle of summer.
follow the coasts is good ,or just zigzagging from inland to inland places . forget tourist guides .they miss the natural scenery etc.
i like just getting sort of lost on narrow country lanes .
mind travel in europe and africa is best avoiding main roads etc.
just visit little villages etc ,meet the locals.
for uk i like using Philps street atlas,s .get the small book ones and away you go.

for spain and portugal i use mapamax map book. great for showing little ways to go and naming the smaller coves etc . buy them in spain. they are spanish.
 

vwalan

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Just back from Spain, 3 weeks of mostly glorious weather. Travelled Bilbao to Córdoba to Granada to La Mamola, then across to Rhonda, Estepona and Cadiz before the trek north.
plots of motor homes going out and a few coming back
hi. used to be nice stopping on the sea front road in la mamola ,or at the carpark bit of land at the east end . changed about twenty years ago and it got that guardia moved most on . but it was a great place in the 90,s good place for snorkeling and spear fishing . plus nice friendly bars and restaurants there on the front.
like so many places they have changed alot over the years .
 

Fiskar

Member
hi. used to be nice stopping on the sea front road in la mamola ,or at the carpark bit of land at the east end . changed about twenty years ago and it got that guardia moved most on . but it was a great place in the 90,s good place for snorkeling and spear fishing . plus nice friendly bars and restaurants there on the front.
like so many places they have changed alot over the years .
Indeed, it has that simple life feel to it.
 

vwalan

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Indeed, it has that simple life feel to it.
hi, used to be one of the places where on an evening the local fishing families had a beach fire and cooked some fish. we got invited and always kept a few tins of uk beer or a bottle of cider to give them.
like many of the old little villages on the coast they were only fishing villages the towns were up the hill a mile away.
lots of places were rice fields as well in the past.
i,m glad my parents took us all along the coast several times in the 60,s.
it was real spain then.
i can still see the guardia carrying rifles etc and being in charge.
 

wanderlust51

Active Member
You have wonderful memories of you time travelling Alan,I loved my 5 short years of traveling to Spain
Things changed so fast in those few years,so the difference you have experienced must be crazy
 

vwalan

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never stops . i,m on an adventure every day. when i was working it was always go to work one way then come back another,etc .i still do that when out visiting friends or going shopping etc.
yes in spain i have a few places i like to visit while over there. november is canyon del rio lobos then across country to lagune de gallocanta. .lots vultures possibly wolves and bears in the canyon .but thousands of cranes the birds at the lagune in november.
its better than being on a nature program .
mind thereare lots of lakes etc inland in spain that are great to be near.
if you are in spain on the longest day in june get up the pico,s de europa. you can find snow on them even in mid summer if you look in the hills.
every village can tell a story.
doesn,t matter really which country you are in every where is still an adventure.
 

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