Here we go !!

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  1. MikeandCarolyn

    MikeandCarolyn

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    M/Home is packed,filled with water etc.House fridge is now being emptied and everything going into M/Home.
    House central heating on timer to come on twice a day for 2 hrs.
    In about an hour we will roll off drive headed for a Brit Stop near Winchester and then on to Portsmouth Wed morn for ferry to Santander ::bigsmile:
    Back in UK late March,when, hopefully , weather will be a little more clement.

    Looking fwd to meeting up with Funsters and old friends at Benicassim,Benidorm,Marjal,Zahora and any other places we may end up in.

    Right,time to log out here,unhook M/Home and hook Volvo up to Ctek charger.
    Bye for now,:thumb:

    Mike.
     
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  2. Taran_Las

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    Have a good one Mike & Carolyn.:thumb: I hope the bay of Biscay is kind to you.:thumb:
     
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    MrMotorhome Funster Deceased RIP

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    How exciting!

    Have a great trip and let us know how you are getting on :Cool:

    Carol
     
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    Safe travels you two!

    Looking forward to seeing you in Zahora! :Smile::Smile:
     
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    Safe journey Mike & Carolyn, see you in Benidorm.:thumb:

    Brisey & Pam.
     
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    Well, I am to say the least a little envious, not just of your fabulous itinerary but also all the funsters you'll meet.

    Brisey and Pam to start with, plus I still haven't met lady penelope or Rex and there will be a shed-load on your travels.......

    Have a safe journey you two.....Griff
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    have a good time, wish we were going too!!!!!
     
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    Very scary:roflmto::roflmto:


    Well she scares me to death:Eeek:
     
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    Come on Phil - you love me really :winky::winky::winky:
     
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    you lucky, lucky peeps
     
  11. Taran_Las

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    True:thumb:

    I'm just a Cheeky Monkey (sometimes):winky:
     
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  12. Pat4Neil

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    have fun in the sun

    which we could be there too.

    pat and Neil
     
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    Safe trip Mike and Carolyn, we will not be far behind you, will meet up somewhere over winter. :thumb:
    I will teach you all about Spanish wine Mike,:winky: It cheaper than the German. :ROFLMAO:
    Bob and Jane.
     
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  14. CarolynandMike

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    And we've arrived!

    We are now at Benicassim. Fortunately the Bay of Biscay was fantastically smooth and the whole journey was great.

    We spent Tuesday night at a Britstop which we thoroughly recommend - the Chestnut Horse at Easton near Winchester. Karen is a great host, the food is tremendous and we felt very safe and secure. The village is amazing too - like something out of the Archers! The crossing was so smooth it was unbelievable. I saw Great Skuas, kittiwakes and gannets flying over the water, and we arrived in Santander in sunshine. The journey to our first stop, at Villafranca, was fine and we enjoyed seeing leafy trees and everything very green (they had a lot of rain before we arrived) on the journey.

    The second night we spent at an Aire in Segorbe. We were so impressed with the journey after Zaragoza because in the last eight months the Spanish have wrought miracles in terms of building a new road and landscaping. The Aire at Segorbe is free. At first sight, we were a little concerned due to the grafitti and a couple of obviously homeless guys wandering around but it turned out absolutely fine, quiet and peaceful, and we would go back again and take the time to explore the town.

    We arrived at Benicassim this morning, and are quite impressed. We are going to explore the area tomorrow. It was lovely meeting up with Tony and Perri and we look forward to spending a little more time with them before we head off south.

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  15. MikeandCarolyn

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    Looking fwd to seeing you two again,but,in the meantime,re-arrange these words into a well known saying:
    Eggs,grandmother,suck.teach ::bigsmile:
    Just had a lovely bottle of Rueda @ €2.44

    Mike
     

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