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  1. gluck

    gluck Read Only Funster

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    Tony Luckhurst - retired widower - Autocruise Stargazer bought three years ago - based in Kent.

    Spent three weeks in summer driving to Italy and back. Don't drive down west side of Lake Guarda if you are nervous of tunnels. I am now, after being forced into a jagged tunnel wall costing £1700 of roof damage. Also, I don't think I will be driving a three ton van over the Alps through Austria again although the trip back via Grenoble was quite enjoyable.

    I use mostly Aires sites on the Continent but of all the ten countries I have visited, Ireland is my favourite, although Sweden comes second, no language problems. The Irish are fairly laid back about overnight parking having parked in a pub car park and a church car park. (With permission of course!).

    The only drawback is the journey from Kent to the ferry in Wales and of course the ferry cost compared to the Chunnel just down the road from my home.

    Tony Luckhurst
     
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    Hi Tony,
    Thanks for the tips as we are going to Italy next year (y)
    Welcome to the madhouse by the way :welc:
     
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    Welcome! The lesson I've learned is "slow down". The reason for raising this was your comment about 3 weeks to Italy and back. I've done that sort of journey and enjoyed it but there is another way but it takes, I found, a deliberate effort to learn how to travel slowly and to appreciate every bend in the road and what you discover beyond it.
    But welcome to the Fun!
     
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    Welcome,
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    Hello and welcome to Fun, do join in, some good meets planned for next year. :welc:
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN the best forum on the net regarding motorhoming. (y)
     
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    we all travel at our own pace, for us 2500 in three weeks is normal others only do a quarter of that. My aim is to see as much from the cab as I can, my legs are not brillient for walking. Another post here tells of 3 days to lake Guarda so three weeks gives time for a lot of chilling out.
    Welcome aboard by the way.
     
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    hi there and welcome to MHF (y)
    Brian & Jo
     
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    Welcome Tony, good to have you here, you're experience will help many. Cheers. Terran (y)
     
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    Hi Tony and welcome to the Fun! (y):welc:
     
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    Big Hello from Dorset
     
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