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  1. JJ

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    The Statement...

    "Off Site Motorhomers have more adventures and meet a wider range of people than those staying on camp sites."


    What do you think?


    JJ :Cool:
     
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  2. normanandsue

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    Not too sure about this JJ as when we are off site we tend to be on our own - only exception being aires in France and we have met some great people there.

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  3. Spacerunner

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    Not true!

    Most wild camping is a solitary affair. Whereas on a campsite or aire a lot of people from all walks of life are thrown together.

    Most adventures (?) or experiences are made by getting out on 'shanks's pony' and meeting local people, so it doesn't really matter where your transport is parked. :Smile:
     
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    But surely there are many more people to meet than those who are in motorhomes... or tuggers...

    I suspect few locals wander though campsites and chat with the "residents."

    JJ :Cool:
     
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  5. Wildman

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    when wilding we hardly see anyone let alone socialise with them but then we only park overnight and move on in the morning after breccy.
     
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    I probably meet more people when walking the dog than on sites or wilding :winky:::bigsmile:
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    I agree and more people stop to talk especially to the dog when it is tethered outside
     
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    Deffo !

    Wildcamping for me also ! Locals like to chat and tell you the best bars etc !
    Lots of that in 2 weeks on my way through France !....:Cool::Cool::Cool:

    Very good spot in Balma !!!!!
     
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    Ok ! ....Where did I meet you??:Doh: :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: Sorry Prince ...Felt I would be a bit cheeky on this one::bigsmile::winky:
     
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    And the best tom on her white chair :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Awwww that nice what kind words Norman:winky::winky:
     
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    We haven't done much "wild camping" but don't often stay on sites either, we much prefer France Passion, where we have met loads of people. Aire's as well we normally get chatting to people and often locals in the local bar.
    I agree as well that the dog is a people (and other dog) magnet, especially in France. She has nearly got as many "doggy" friends as we have.:RollEyes:
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    I would never argue with you my Princess... because you are obviously right... :winky:

    If I did argue with you I could say that I met you at Shepton Mallet Show Ground which, of course, is not a camp site...

    But I wouldn't say that would I? :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Not being much of a site user I cant really comment. Dont have a dog to walk any more, even though my dogs did get me to talk to locals, mostly magistrates :Doh:.
    I find petanque is the best way of meeting locals and finding the best bars, restaurants wines etc in any given area in France. Have played with some of the best and can say with all honesty have held my own much to the surprise of the old boys who inevitably ask me to take an aperitif with them.
    I don't think it matters much if you are on or off site, as long as you are prepared to mix with the locals and enjoy there company as I have always done, regardless of where you are.
     

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    ... by the way... imo... "off site" is not necessarily "wild". :winky:

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    We met more people on french aires this year than on any site. I must admit to preffering to chat to people at service points or aires than at a site, we try to avoid sites if possible using cl's etc in this country.
     
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    Well, I didn't know about this sort of details . I thought it was a campsite. To me a campsite is a place where you have a reception, a shop, a bar quite often and sometimes even a restaurant, facilities and where people stay either with tents caravans or motorhomes... which was the case at Shepton Mallet. Obviously it was not an aire or wild camping ...was it?
    One sure thing is you were not travelling but static:Smile: and ...errr mixing up with people ::bigsmile:::bigsmile:
     
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    15 love to frankie :ROFLMAO:



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    Of course you are right Princess.

    JJ :Cool:


    but don't try booking in there for a month's holiday as you could at a camp site... :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    I found the men met most people on sites whilst washing the dishes or waiting for the sinks:Doh:
     
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