Shall I, Shan't I? Third time lucky? Trip to Norway from Spain

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Our last two summer "escapes" from Spain have seen us, eventually, spending some time in Norway, a country we have found an affinity with. However, anyone reading my previous two threads ...

https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/from-spain-to-norway-the-long-way-round.152917/

and

https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/the-jumars-at-no-32-go-on-holiday-from-spain-to.177768/

... will know we've had (an expensive) breakdown on both occasions :cry:

However ... because we love Norway (and the fishing opportunities (Martin only, I hasten to add) ) this summer we've saved up for a contingency plan, and intend to have a third attempt.

The "Shall I, shan't I, is whether to do a thread, but I've almost persuaded myself that the answer is yes, because a thread is a good way to keep a diary.

Sooo....

In the not too distant future our 2019 summer trip will be put on here for all eternity.

(Some early planning may be mentioned also).

Thanks for reading ... and reading ... and ...
 
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Judith I look forward to reading your thread and seeing pictures of your travels .
Thanking you in anticipation for sharing your adventures!
This year will be all smooth going I’m sure!!!:dance:
 
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Judith I look forward to reading your thread and seeing pictures of your travels .
Thanking you in anticipation for sharing your adventures!
This year will be all smooth going I’m sure!!!:dance:

Anthea, thank you and I hope you're "all seeing" and your prediction comes true.

Three strikes and this motorhome is out ("probably") :LOL:.
 
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Our last few weeks has been emptying the motorhome of too much cr@p plus rubbish stored in there over our winter and house move. We took it to a local weighbridge. Two thirds fuel, half a tank of water one full gas bottle, bedding, towels etc plus outdoor jackets, two mountain bikes and an inflatable kayak and assorted fishing gear (and me) but no food or other clothes and we weighed in at (as usual!!!) 3340k.

We've used different weighbridges and we ALWAYS weigh the same before a trip!

Sooo, a new ticket MAY be purchased when we're fully kitted out and on the road. Or maybe not (y).

We're working out our contingency plans for carrying our local, wine and "a drop of" gin. Can't say where on here, it's a secret :LOL:.
 
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The next bit of preparation was to inspect the inflatable kayak, the use of which Martin hopes is going to make him into an expert fisherman in Scandinavia :whistle:.

We took it down to the Mazarron coast this morning and he had a couple of hours out in it while I cycled along the coast to check out a beach that everyone raves about here o_O.

For anyone who's "wild camped" at Percheles Beach, there is a fence being built atm to close off the parking area. Whether its legal no-one can yet find out.

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Looking forward to seeing and hearing about your trip and especially the 🎣 fishy bits from Obeone rod !
Luv b&r
 

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We are at Hirtshals, crossing today, it’s very windy, Kwells will be taken! We are relying on others doing the fishing. Have fun both of you.
 
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We are at Hirtshals, crossing today, it’s very windy, Kwells will be taken! We are relying on others doing the fishing. Have fun both of you.
Have a great trip. I hope your crossing is not as bad as you're expecting. Have you been to Norway before? If not, you're in for a treat!
 

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This is our first time and we are very excited. As we’re wimps we are in a group and we’ve been travelling with them for a week now and they seem like a great crowd. We’re happy pottering in France and Spain but this was a bit outside our comfort zone. Some stuff is organised but there’s also plenty of free time to do what you want.
 
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This is our first time and we are very excited. As we’re wimps we are in a group and we’ve been travelling with them for a week now and they seem like a great crowd. We’re happy pottering in France and Spain but this was a bit outside our comfort zone. Some stuff is organised but there’s also plenty of free time to do what you want.

It's really not necessary to be in a group, they are civilised people in Norway and speak great English :LOL: but sometimes a group is good because you find places and things to see and do that you might miss otherwise.

Enjoy!
 

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The next bit of preparation was to inspect the inflatable kayak, the use of which Martin hopes is going to make him into an expert fisherman in Scandinavia :whistle:.

We took it down to the Mazarron coast this morning and he had a couple of hours out in it while I cycled along the coast to check out a beach that everyone raves about here o_O.

For anyone who's "wild camped" at Percheles Beach, there is a fence being built atm to close off the parking area. Whether its legal no-one can yet find out.

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Have spent many winters on Playa Percheles beach before they put the height barrier up. There used to be a whole community of snowbirds on that beach and a good sauce of income for the village during the winter. Fish, bread and vegetables were delivered daily by local traders. Those were the best days of motorhoming when we were welcomed everywhere in Spain. Ah well, change has to happen I suppose.
 

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We weren’t worried about the language as we know they speak English. It was more the fact that we are both completely and utterly useless if even minor things go wrong with the motorhome so a bit of backup is handy!
 
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