A blissful nights wild camping. (photo heavy)

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  1. ambulancekidd

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    The weather here in Ayrshire was beautiful yesterday so I decided to take my trusty hound Georgie Girl & head out for another nights wild camping.
    I've been at Loch Doon a few times lately, but it can be busy over the weekends & the proliferation of yobs puts me off.
    So I decided to head over to the car park at Stinchar Falls which is near Glentrool.
    My heart sank when I came across road closed local access only, but I carried on & the road isn't actually closed until the turn off for Stinchar falls, result.
    There was only one more campervan & the silence was deafening. Very easy to find a wee spot to myself, door open, dog free to run about as she pleased, bliss.
    The midges haven't really got started yet, so it was a winner all the way.
    There was a very light rain shower during the night, was as soft as cobwebs & just topped the night off perfectly.
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    Cracking little spot, wonderful tranquility
     
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    You can see from the photo of MrA reversing out how limiting (width wise) our drive is.
    And is Georgie smiling, I think so....:D
     
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    Brilliant spot brilliant photos oh and the same van as me! Almost anyway I got a talisman. Most auto sleeper monoques I see are talbot cabs
     
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    What is a Norse Orse?
     
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    I do like to see the old "icecream vans" still on the road. the idea of the one piece monocoque body shell was a great one. shame the fit, finish and components of the time were not as good

    have seen a few re-fitted with more modern interiors and one that the bodyshell had been grafted onto a newer chassis cab
     
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    Mines alright , only problem is the green coach lines/ decals are fading and peeling off otherwise everything works OK only regret is mines got a petrol engine and needs polishing up like @ambulancekids
     
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    looks lovely were headed that way in a couple of weeks any recomendations of things to see and do between the border and glasgow we have to be in glasgow for two days work so getting time and milage to go
     
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    A Norwegian Fjord horse Kaja clipped.jpg .......
     
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    That's lovely - is it yours?
     
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    She was yes, sadly she passed away nearly 2 years ago and it still breaks m heart, it always will.
    She came to me when she was 5yrs and we spent 22 years together.
     
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  13. ambulancekidd

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    The advice for this area is very simple, turn left as soon as you cross the border & the turn off for the A75 is immediately after the welcome to Scotland sign.
    This'll take you into Dumfries & Galloway.
    To call the area undiscovered is a huge understatement.
    If you message me or @lorger nearer the time we'd be only too happy to help, in the meantime browse through any items with Dumfries & Galloway in the title, good luck.
     
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    A good polish up is on the agenda, I had started to the blackwork at the tail end of last year but ran out of time to do it properly. I'll try to pop some photo's on of what I'll do to lift the bumpers up & protect them from UV light. It costs pennies & doesn't use the amazingly expensive stuff that many folks use.
    The coach lines need some TLC too, the main green line is fine, its the thinner coach lines that are peeling, so an overhaul is long overdue.
    I've also got a full set of the newer wheel trims to go on as I've only fitted one so far.
    We took the Autosleeper on as a project to breath new life into & now that I've sold my Sprinter I have a lot more space to do what I want to do this year.
     
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    He's a pro, could do that with his eyes close. A woman, on the other hand, well.........................
     
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    Looks like a nice place for camping.
     
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    Would have reversed in and driven on to the road :)
     
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    We can both reverse park and do.......we do normally park facing the direction of leaving, but she needed to go in that way for cleaning, we have a pig of a driveway......(y)
     
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    Don't go telling every one they will all want to go
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    hopping to get a spopt on the rally in dumfries but will pm for more details if we need them tha
     
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