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  1. abra80dog

    abra80dog Read Only Funster

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    Nice to join the club; especially with the help i got last night with an annoying electrical fault on our Adria Coral 660. I couldn't believe that within a couple of hours from joiningand posting my problem I had 5+ guys trying to help me out. Thankyou.
    Well, somebody has to live here havent they?
    Plan to escape after Xmas with a trip to Spain in the van, with the wife and dog (Max, Cairn terrier).
    Any help and advice from people who have done this trip, places to stay/ avoid (places and people). etc will be most appreciated.
    Dog has a passport but we have never been able to use it yet but now we have invested in trying to be free agents we no longer have any excuse for not taking to the long road to climates anew.
    So, please contact me with stopovers, best routes (scenic and fast) to maybe as far as Benidorm via coastal avenues from Spain, Barcelona, Valencia (I think, maybe looking at it wrong though, you tell me)
    Also interested in any Rallies etc. in the UK as never done that before (had a caravan for 2 years but just followed my son Richard on his various racing race things)
    Wifey is called Nicky, would like to converse and learn about motor homing.
    Thanks

    Bernie
     
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    Hi Bernie and Nicky!

    Welcome to the Fun :)
     
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    Nothing wrong with MK.(y)

    Lived in Bletchley for a while and would have stayed there but for fate.:(

    Welcome aboard.(y)



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  4. DP_JAY

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    Glad you sorted the electrics.
    Are you planning on driving to Spain(through France) or taking the Long Ferry(Santander/ Bilbao)?
     
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    Hello (y)

    Enjoy your adventure
     
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    Hi Bernie & Nicky and welcome to the Fun! (y):welc:
     
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    Hi & :welc:
     
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    Welcome to you all. (y)


    You will get some daft responses to questions asked, all in good FUN of course, but, as you have found out already, you will also receive some very good advice,

    Bonjour, from not-so-sunny-today France

    :france::france::france:

    John
     
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    Hi Bernie and Nicky, welcome to the Fun (y)
     
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    Welcome to the group.
    Milton Keynes egh!
    Lived in and around the area for around 30 years before moving to France
     
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    hello and welcome to the house of fun. we live the other side of the m1. not far from jun15. glad to have you on board.:mad::)
     
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    Spain is going to be very busy this winter based on the crowds last year and advice re Morocco. would be a good idea to book a pitch now if you want to get into benidorm
     
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    Welcome to the FUN.

    If you put any of those places into the search box (top right, just above your name), you will get loads of posts to read.

    There are two recent trip reports, one by DevonBeekeeper & another by DavidG58 on their recent Spanish journeys. Both well worth a read - partly because they will lead you to other members with Spanish experience, so you can then search for their posts for even more info.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, enjoy your travels.
     
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    Thank you all for the very warm welcome and advice (so far, more is also good). we will be crossing to Calais I think as we can have a brief stop over in ramsgate to see outr family there for a couple of days. Interesting that it is recomended to book sites. I wouldnt have even considered that they would be full up at that time of year (we have a lot to learn). Also have a lot to learn about navigating this site as well.
     
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    Welcome,
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