Do You Think Anyone Would Be Interested In...

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by JJ, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. JJ

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    I have just come back from Marjal...

    I did not like the campsite as I prefer off site parking/camping but I loved meeting up with, and hanging out with, all the Funsters...

    Many of them use sites all the time but some of them do camp sites, aires and some "wild" camping.

    Before and after the "meet" they have been, and are going to be, driving all over the place visiting here and there and this and that.

    I have toured (mostly on my own but sometimes with another van or two) all over Portugal and have found many beautiful "offsite" parking places with a range of varying facilities.

    I know where I can get water... where I can go for a swim in a lake... I know where big supermarkets are for fresh milk... I know quiet spots and spots where other motorhomers/vanners often visit... I even know where washing machines are and where the wi-fi is free... :Wink:

    I started thinking about a "rolling" (touring) Funster "offsite" meet, semi-organised but very fluid, where a few Funster vans could travel together on a route through Portugal calling in at places of interest with an element of pre-planning so no one would run out of water and have places to empty cassettes and pick up supplies but everyone would be free to leave the gang and maybe re join later on, and others could join at different places.

    The idea would be to introduce some people, who were always attracted to the idea of "off site" touring but a bit wary of doing so, to its joys and also give the "I am independent and would die rather than visit a campsite and/or attend a meet" people the chance to meet other Funsters face to face...

    It would also (if I was to be one of the organisers) provide a steady supply of Fray Bentos Pies and Heinz soups etc as I would want at least one pie (or its like) a week for sharing my knowledge... :Wink:

    Would this sort of thing interest any of you?

    JJ :Cool:


    Obviously we would all call in at Alvor for a week or two to empty our black and grey water and party noisely through out the night...:Rofl1:
     
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  2. vwalan

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    hi jj. theres a good meeting place in portugal somewhere on the algarve . oh yes .alvor . loads use it and the locals are nice and friendly . see you there next winter. hee hee .
    cheers alan.
     
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  3. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

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    do anything to get a FBP

    JJ will do anything to get a FBP:Wink:


    Sounds good idea JJ lets hope you get some takers.:thumb:


    Bob:Eeek:
     
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  4. Dodgey

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    Hi JJ.

    We're hopeing to hit Europe winter 2013, so a ways off yet but a 'guided crash course' in off site camping sounds like fun:BigGrin:

    Sounds daft planning that far ahead, but it's part of the plan, with the rough itinery of south through France until it's warmer, potter, Spain, Portugal and back gently for spring/work.

    We'll see, but it's the plan:BigGrin:

    PS get that tree down, yes I know Nigel made it but we don't want to hurt Winne:thumb: (assuming we make it that far and get 'invited')
     
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  5. Chris

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    Sounds fantastic JJ.:thumb:
     
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    always take several when going away . cant beat fraybentos ,chips and mushy peas .
    ideal for that special meal specially when others have been away from uk along time . actually hardly eat them at home but they are nice when away.
    its like carrying lots of bacon or chedder cheese . you just have to. mmmmm
     
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  7. MrMotorhome

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    We might be interested - please keep us informed.

    Andrew :thumb:
     
  8. whingyraindrop

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    Sounds brilliant to me. I was just saying to my faithful butler/ chauffeur / handyman / gardener Twinge (first name Fastidious) that it's time for the next big adventure.

    Lorraine x
     
  9. yodeli

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    ....Errrrr.....Would it be possible to plan a route which would go across Lisbon airport, some very precise day so that , if it is OK with you that is, some frog ( a very tiny one ...promissed .... !) could jump in the Hymer and be part of the experience (not the one with electric stuff to see how nerves react , please!:Eeek:), let's say for 3 or 4 days, if planning allows?????
    Please....????:Smile:
     
  10. beachcaster

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    Sounds good to me :)

    barry
     
  11. frogijock

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    Now your talking JJ :thumb:
     
  12. Reallyretired

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    Sounds absolutely brilliant :Smile::Smile::Smile::Smile:
     
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    Very interesting JJ, please keep us informed.

    Brisey & Pam.
     
  14. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Not long now Frankie !!!!

    And I know where your Princess lives.......hee, hee !! She awaits me with her tresses hanging from her boudoir window !!!!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Otherwise...Yes it is of great interest to me !!
     
  15. maxsdad

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    Sounds good to us depends on time of year though have fbp, mushy peas, red wine, boddingtons bitter and chain saw:Eeek:
    Probably better not used in that order:Rofl1:
     
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    Sounds absolutely brill, but not sure circumstances would allow. Do keep us posted. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
  17. spannermanwigan

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    Could ring our bell depending on time.
    regards
    Steve:thumb:
     
  18. alfandM

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    you can count us in, we were also thinking on these line's for sweden and scandinavia, starting perhaps at our place, Alf :thumb:
     
  19. Carol

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    Now where else would you get 20 years of knowlege offered for a Fray Bentos Pie, could only be on fun, priceless, thanks JJ:thumb:
     
  20. Ralph-n-Bev

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    We can but dream , Im afraid ......
    A few more years and we'd be saying get our names down pronto please .
    Wheres the green with envy smiley when you need it:cry:
     
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