solo travellers

Discussion in 'Solo travellers' started by dreckly, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. dreckly

    dreckly Read Only Funster

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    I am a lone traveller (unless my dog is counted) and would like to meet other such beings. This 'solo traveller' section seems to have dried up in Oct. Have they all gone to ground or communicating some where else? It was suggested early in the thread that solo travellers could have a password to access info about solo meets. Though I apreciate the security aspect of this it appears to be a bit of a Catch 22 situation. How do I get to meet a fellow solo traveller to obtain the password after reassuring them that I don't have two heads or a psychopathic personality? I aquired my motor home in April after taking early retirement and would like to explore the UK this coming year, walking some of the old railway trails. The dog is great company but lacks conversation and sense of humor. So please can someone enlighten me.
     
  2. JJ

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    Hi Dreckly and welcome to the Fun (as they say around here)

    You are right in so far as the Solo section has been rather quiet. I am one of them and as Jim (our Honourable Leader) (may his name be forever praised) has actually met me and has established that I am indeed a single he gave me the password. This allows acess to certain parts of the section but to be honest I haven't needed to use it. The solos soon learn who we all are and as yet, I don't think anyone has set up a solo meet.

    We have been asked to be careful re who we give the password to but in fact you have been the only new "solo" I am aware of for some time.

    I'm sure Jim will give you the password in due course if you ask nicely (tip. say you love rugby... it will help your cause!)

    JJ
     
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    hi drecly........welcome to fun..........come in to chat one nite,most of the solo,s are in there.and we will give you the rundown on things...i,e.whats going on etc...regards smudger..........
     
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    That was what I said. The answer was to attend a "normal" meet so other Funsters get to know you first and then Jim will give you the Password.

    But they don't seem to have meets in hailing distance for me, other than New Year for which I was already comitted elsewhere before I read about it, and the big RVs meet at Oswestry where I feel my little Tranny van would look a bit lost.
     
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    Getting to meets might pose a problem but the one thing I can really guarantee you is not a problem is the size and condition of your motorhome.

    I have attended several meets in my old, rusty, dented, unfinished self build Iveco and have been made most welcome by everyone whether they are in monster rvs or tiny little campervans.

    JJ
     
  6. Canned Heat

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    Greetings. I to will be solo travelling ( just waiting for my auto-trail to be built ). It was a dream of my wife and i but sadly she died of cancer last year so i am fullfilling our dream on my own. I hope to meet up sometime in 2010 with fellow motorhomers.

    steve.:BigGrin:
     
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    Hi funsters all, I have also become a solo traveller for 2010, Wife passed away middle of the year, hoping the new year will bring more adventure and fun, and hopfully meet some fellow funsters on my travels.

    Mike
     
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    I'm another one - there's a lot of us about heh?

    Camping solo is not easy.
     
  9. Snowbird

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    If its any consolation to you solo travelers,I traveled through most of Europe and North Africa alone for several years,and met many many solo travelers.
    At first I can understand the trepidation of traveling alone,you always think of it as somthing that couples do.
    You will find as you go along that most people are helpfull,and believe me you will never be alone,there is always someone to chew the fat with.
    Most of my friends I have met whilst traveling,and I try to keep in touch with them all and see them at least once a year.
    Ask yourself the question,is it better to sit at home,waiting for the ineviteble,or go out and find new friends and new things to do.:thumb:
     
  10. Theonlysue

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    You are not alone - there are a few of us about:BigGrin:

    Going on the Italian Job next may as a solo, but driving down with other m/h (personal safety always a consideration), so if you are feeling adventureus, why not come along??

    S.:thumb:
     
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    Is their really a solo travellers section here ?

    If so, where is it?
     
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    Hi.
    I cannot wait for my adventure to start. I will never be alone, i will have you funsters :Smile::Smile:

    Happy new year to all.
    steve.
     
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    Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread, lets try to keep it going. Still trying to navigate my way around this web site, nothing wrong with the site just that I am a reformed Luddite who is willing to embrace the technology but lack the skill. The next rally appears to be mid Feb and a bit too north for me at this time of year being a southern softy. Or am I looking in the wrong place? How do these events happen and who can organise them, can we? Or do we need some special power or secret squirrel password?
    The Italian job is tempting but I am not keen to commit so far ahead, maybe 'wing it' nearer the time. Looking forward to meeting fellow travellers somewhere, somehow in the not too distant future. Happy new year. Sue.
     
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    Hi,
    I was pm'ed about 'The Loners Group' for single, widowed and divorced campers - might be of use :thumb:

    S
     
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    Thanks Smudger, Would like to come in to chat when I work out how to!:Doh:
    Regards Sue.
     
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    Thanks pappajohn.:thumb:


    Aaaah - but alas you have to be invited!
     
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    Hi Sue (dreckly)

    Thanks for injecting some life into this section.... it was in dire need:Wink:

    looking forward to a more positive 2010... and maybe a meet or three:thumb:

    I'll be looking towards France/Germany anytime around April ... weather dependent:Cool: plus Scotland around Easter/ June / July
    ....any time, any excuse will do :BigGrin:

    Dog friendly (that means no extra exorbitant fee!!!) sites only :thumb:

    Whilst we're on the subject... forget any site that charges for couples and won't give a 'single' discount!!

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    Graham
     
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  19. Crafty-Camper

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    Another kind of single one here to, I have children, but they are growing up & often do their own thing, but no partner. Joined a local camping group last year & was made very welcome. Hope to camp more this year though as have only just bought a proper camper, so should make things much easier for me.
     
  20. bobandjanie

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    :Smile: Hi Sue, glad to see you are still around, when we took you under our wing and got you to sign the fun pledge :BigGrin: we should have got on the internet and we could have given a demonstration.:Wink::Smile:
    We knew you did not take it in, after a bottle of wine.:wine::wine::wine:


    Catch up again soon.:thumb: Bob and Jane. :Smile:
     
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