From Narrowboat To Motorhome!

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  1. tuftywufty

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    Aud & Mike here saying hello to the Funsters & letting you know a little bit about us..... We recently sold Boris the barge and bought Hermen the Hymer so we could go further (& slightly faster) on our adventures & we love it. After the pain of saying goodbye to beloved Boris who had seen us safely navigate the waterways of the midlands for over 5 years, we are beginning to love Hermen who has so far taken us on many long weekends in England & Wales and a very wet week in Yorkshire Dales. Actually we have noticed that surprisingly there isn't too much difference between going away in a narrowboat to a motor home (apart from the speed and the locks!) - same principle... Everything you want with you while you travel, stop or move on when you like without having to go back to a base, it's just great. We booked ferry crossing to Caen in June and am armed with All the Aires book and ACSI card with no definite plans where we are going. I've followed various threads on this forum as an unsubscribed member and picked up some great tips (if All the Aires & ACSI card are don't live up to expectation I'm holding the Funsters responsible ::bigsmile:::bigsmile: ) We thought we would take the plunge and join you all as this site is great & definitely worth the £10 subs. Look forward to talking to you on the forum or maybe meeting you at a rally.
     
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    Welcome aboard;)
     
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    Welcome!! I'm so FILTHY rich that We have both!......................................................(and both are very old)..................:)
     
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    Hi and welcome from Somerset. I will be picking your brains as to the best canals to visit ( In the MoHo) so get your memories working!!! :giggler:
     
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    Aud & Mike - you've clearly studied well as you've got exactly the right attitude to motorhoming in France - you'll love it!
    Welcome, by the way!
    Bill
     
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    Hello :hi:

    Enjoy France, we love it over there :happy:
     
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    Very big :welc: from the New Forest, can I ask is that Aud as in Forbes Hamilton Aud...... Griff
     
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    We fancy a narrow boat next :)
     
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    But don't forget drink-drive. And better not to park by feel.
     
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    @hilldweller Yes there is a massive difference, a narrowboat might slow me down! LOL
     
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    Hello Aud & Mike - welcome to the Fun! :)
     
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    Hi and welcome guys(y) Good luck on your travels :)
     
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    Sounds perfect!!! We had an overlap of about 6 months & haven't ruled out getting another. Not yet though, need more time to be able to use it!!!.... Oh and an injection of cash! :)
     
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    ::bigsmile:::bigsmile: that's a new one. Usually people think it's Roberts but you are obviously not a Corrie fan.....and much more discerning ::bigsmile:::bigsmile: actually was named after Audrey Hepburn... Mother clearly had high expectations for me ::bigsmile:
     
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    Ah yes one big difference there.... Always enjoyed a glass of wine or a beer whilst cruising along... I suppose I could leave all the driving to Mike ::bigsmile:::bigsmile:
     
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    Well, we have owned our 50' narrow for 25 years now.......We just cant bare the thought of parting with her, and so, a cheepo Hymer for us, but still as enjoyable then spending 70 k on one. (y)
     
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    We were moored in Worcester so been all round the canals in the Midlands & the Avon & Severn - Birmingham Stratford Warwick.... We know a lot of pubs!:wine:
     
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