Cosy in the van (1 Viewer)

Aug 27, 2014
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Now don't get me wrong, I like summer, so long as it's not too hot. That's anything above about 25 degrees Celsius of course, or about 21 degrees if there is no breeze ;)

But nothing quite beats the feeling of when it's truly horrible outside - lashing down with rain, blowing a gale - and you're inside, nice and cosy, listening to it all.

I drove back from Leeds yesterday over the M62 towards Manchester, couldn't be bothered with all the rush hour traffic around Manchester, so I parked up on Saddleworth Moor for an hour or so with a cup of tea, letting the traffic die down, being gently rocked by the winds and listening to the rain lashing down on the van. Bliss.

Am I the only weirdo who likes this?? :unsure: :LOL:
 
Oct 20, 2016
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Not sure about being "gently rocked". I once had a delivery van door blown out of my hand and past its hinge stops at Hartshead Services
 
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Your just weird! !
I'd rather listen to the waves crashing on the shore while laying on the beach with a long island ice tea .
Now a good stormy sea, there's a sight to enjoy. So long as you're on land.

Storms in general, come to that. ;)

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Not sure about being "gently rocked". I once had a delivery van door blown out of my hand and past its hinge stops at Hartshead Services
I nearly had that on Saddleworth Moor yesterday - driver's door pulled out of my hand as I opened it!
 

Mousy

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Absolutely love being in the van with rain on the roof. It wouldn’t be a holiday without it!

I can remember being 4 or 5 in a caravan with my Grandparents and Grandad saying “it’s coming down like steel pokers”

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Oct 18, 2021
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It’s the best!

I remember being perched on top of the cliff overlooking St Ives one New Year’s Eve in 40 mph winds hoping we wouldn’t be blown over.

Nice and toasty inside the van with a hot chocolate and brandy.

Perfect 😀

We’re just back from St Ives (via Totnes) and had a similar experience, although thankfully one dry and sunny day added in. A bottle of champers in our case. ;)
 
Jun 30, 2011
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I like to be tucked up in terrible weather in the van.


But only when it’s parked in here.😉

It’s lovely looking out of the window and looking out of the window at the lashing rain and high wind.


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Oct 12, 2009
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Now don't get me wrong, I like summer, so long as it's not too hot. That's anything above about 25 degrees Celsius of course, or about 21 degrees if there is no breeze ;)

But nothing quite beats the feeling of when it's truly horrible outside - lashing down with rain, blowing a gale - and you're inside, nice and cosy, listening to it all.

I drove back from Leeds yesterday over the M62 towards Manchester, couldn't be bothered with all the rush hour traffic around Manchester, so I parked up on Saddleworth Moor for an hour or so with a cup of tea, letting the traffic die down, being gently rocked by the winds and listening to the rain lashing down on the van. Bliss.

Am I the only weirdo who likes this?? :unsure: :LOL:

I enjoy the same.

I was parked up on a wilding spot on a west-facing bluff on the Chilterns in Gloucestershire.

The MH was rocking a bit but it would never have been in danger.

I was just glad that I was not on anchor in my boat worrying about whether the anchor would hold.
 
Nov 3, 2013
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Your just weird! !
I'd rather listen to the waves crashing on the shore while laying on the beach with a long island ice tea .
Hi.
Had occasion to park up on the edge of the beach,just past Shoreham Docks for the night,waiting to load. Couple of pints at the Pub,back to lorry,then GONE..One of the best nights sleep i ever had,the surge and fall of the waves on the pebble beach front,i was asleep almost at once.. Magic.
Same at Praia de Mira here. The sound of the waves hitting and withdrawing from the beach,just over the dune,heard very easily from the Municipal Campismo Praia de Mira.
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Oct 9, 2019
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Your just weird! !
I'd rather listen to the waves crashing on the shore while laying on the beach with a long island ice tea .
May get the sound of waves parked by Scammonden Dam near where Feltwell was parked but it’s not the same 😉

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Mar 12, 2021
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It’s the best!

I remember being perched on top of the cliff overlooking St Ives one New Year’s Eve in 40 mph winds hoping we wouldn’t be blown over.

Nice and toasty inside the van with a hot chocolate and brandy.

Perfect 😀
I prefer my lamumba on a Spanish beech.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Try the cliffs by the lighthouse at the Butt of Lewis. We have. It’s fine when facing into the wind.

Similarly at the lighthouse at Duncansby Head.
 
May 31, 2015
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Me too…. Although when I had the rapido I did have to turn it into the wind in the middle of the night in gravelines as it was a rocking too much…😎
 
Sep 21, 2016
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Rocking not for me. I always worry and say can we tip over!! and Mr Ginam just rolls his eyes at me and says "stop over thinking things" :rolleyes:
 

Tombola

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Now don't get me wrong, I like summer, so long as it's not too hot. That's anything above about 25 degrees Celsius of course, or about 21 degrees if there is no breeze ;)

But nothing quite beats the feeling of when it's truly horrible outside - lashing down with rain, blowing a gale - and you're inside, nice and cosy, listening to it all.

I drove back from Leeds yesterday over the M62 towards Manchester, couldn't be bothered with all the rush hour traffic around Manchester, so I parked up on Saddleworth Moor for an hour or so with a cup of tea, letting the traffic die down, being gently rocked by the winds and listening to the rain lashing down on the van. Bliss.

Am I the only weirdo who likes this?? :unsure: :LOL:
Perfect :) I did exaclty the same when coming back from Arran last year, even managed a sneaky snooze
 
Jun 27, 2021
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Isle of Skye in June last year on CCC site for 5 nights it rained every day. If you can see the mountains it's not raining yet.
 

Wingingit#1

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Rocking not for me. I always worry and say can we tip over!! and Mr Ginam just rolls his eyes at me and says "stop over thinking things" :rolleyes:
We have actually seen a caravan on its side ....and 3 man tent blow straight off the edge of the cliff without even touching the ground on its way past!!
100 pitch camping field FULL one night totally destroyed and empty in the morning apart from one family who had driven onto there flattened tent and slept in the car..

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