essex to italy

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  1. ukbill

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    left yesterday for a trip down to either italian lakes or venice
    managed to get a earlier train so got to france 1hr30mins earlier nice start
    topped up with some juice for the route
    all went well got into belguim or maybe best to call it potholes
    around 1hr outside luxembourg bomb massive blowout rear tyre managed to smash the underside of the van and all the rear end trim arghhhhhhhhhh
    still after a hairy hr changing the bloody wheel spare slung underneath ffs who designed that
    off we go again got to a camp in the woods here at lux looks like something from a horror movies as linda said so off again got to another camp krounebierg in mersch and what a delight fantasic camp and just 17e for the 3 of us had a wonderful meal in their restaurant last night and so far all is now well but got to get the wheel and the spare done today spare looks a little worst for wear anyone ever in this region try this camp :thumb:
    and btw thanks shuggy diesel was 1.19 around a quid a litre wicked :thumb:
     
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    Hope the rest of your trip goes smoothly... :thumb:
     
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    no matter mo all will be well i said to linda we have never had a problem but then we sat down after a few wines and looked at the damage just this problem done and laffed our heads off lol such is life :Rofl1:
     
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    Get your tool box out, Bill.. :thumb:

    You did take some "Gaffa" tape didn`t you.. ? :Wink::BigGrin:
     
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    lol got loads of that mate but i would need to travel back down the road to find the bits 1st :Rofl1:
     
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    Sorry to read you had a bad start to your trip:Doh: but sure you will have a Fab time look forward to catch up and pics

    Sue :thumb:
     
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    U keep it safe bill.. All the best to Linda and Ami......:thumb:
     
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    Hope things improve Bill.
    We await the verdict of your extensive research into the subtle differences between Spanish and Italian inexpensive wines :Rofl1:
     
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    now in germany on way to heidlburg europasim working great started it in lux this morning and now great service in germany wheels all done 2 new tyres and a puncture repair in the now new spare 275e not bad for good dunlop mh tyres tries to have a joke with the fitter but after 3 diff people explaining it was a joke best to just give up :Rofl1:
     
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    So sorry you had a rocky start. We did those roads 10 days ago and they are not good. Slightly better than 3 years ago when the holes dislodged our water pipe in the bathroom ( which we did not realise until we were going out).

    In the old girl we had the clutch went in the Pyreenes and it seemed the end of the world at the time but it got fixed.
    Enjoy the rest of your holiday.
    Hilldweller introduced us to Italy and we love it!
    Lucille
    staging lady
     
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    Scary stuff ol mate! :Eek!:

    That's the trouble when you've thrown the SatNav out the window, you will go down shite roads! :Wink:

    Hope you get loverly weather, cold sun and hot wine or something like that! :Doh:
     
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    We had a rear blow out a few years ago.

    Big Bang and then a big wobble.

    We were on our way to the Tunnel.

    Pi$$ poor time to find out you don't have a spare:Doh::BigGrin:
     
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    bloody germany lol got lost tryin to find the a8 they have loads of road works and have shut some of it grrrrrrrrr aint coming back this way will do swiss instead now at ausberg on a campsite and its rainin still the bar will be dry not a bad site just off the a8 so good for onwards tomorrow 18e for acsi + 80c tax each and then another 6e for the bitch kid ouch lol :Rofl1:
     
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    great night last nite met some great people and been invited back same time next year for a reunion but might be here for the october fest :Smile:
    off soon for salzberg sim still working great weather is overcast but no problem will fill up again in austria fuel much cheaper there than in germany :thumb:
     
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    blow out

    On the way to peterborough show// we got up to newtown when one hell of a bang back tyre blow out, i got out to see what the damage was tyre totaled told her who shall be obeyed give the Rac a ring we are on a very fast road and a bend when a gent yes a gent pulled up and said i saw the disabled scooter whats the probelm blow out, he said not probs dont phone ill do it//by the way it was belting with rain//so fair do after getting soaked through he got us on our way he was from liverpool and a scout master driving a fiesta i offered to pay he wouldnt take anything try and do some a favour as i have he said so thank you good sir:Smile:
     
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    now in bella italia lake garda still noit made venice yet the smell of food and booze was to tempting will stay here if the sun stays shinning or will move on again maybe tomorrow the sim is still going now in italy just changed it to Italian setting and fantastic piece of kit must get the underside of the van done on our return where the blowout damaged the underside near the rear wheel arch when i drive in the rain now we have a invasion of water so best not drive in the rain i reckon :thumb:
     
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    hows that for a view fantastic pitch :thumb:
     
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    That's beautiful mate. Lovely to wake up to. Happy days.:thumb:
     
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    yes it is bro but 1st i have to look at ami and linda then i have the view still we cant have it all in life :Rofl1:
     
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    in lido di jesolo now ao made it here at last on malibu beach camping linda and the bitch kid didnt like the other site i picked (and it was bloody cheaper)but this is good direct onto the beach so this is where we will stay hopefully no acsi here so its 11e for the pitch and 5.50e each person ouch :Rofl1:
    but its in the sun and its lovely so no problem :Smile:
     
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