Time to Hit the road

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  1. Masman

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    After both me & my other half both being made redundant last May.This year we are going to get a few more miles under our belts.cornwall:Smile: a couple of times. Norfolk,never been there so looking forward to exploring.This year we will give france a miss and concentrate on uk.Northumberland will get a good looking at.Going to have a couple of weeks catching some rays in Thasos Greece one of our favourite Places.What have other funsters planning to do this year.
     
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  2. Bluemerle

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    Can't tell you what I am doing tommorrow, let alone the rest of the year.::bigsmile:

    But as I am fulltiming, then I will be going somewhere!::bigsmile:

    Have a great year.:thumb:
     
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  3. Puddleduck

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    We'll be buying our MH and going away for weekends to start with. After that we'll be sorting our bucket list and going off for longer as we have more time and confidence.
     
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    Booked a week in Cyprus in May and a month in the US in September. A few more still in the planning. :Cool:
     
  5. Daifuse

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    When the weather improves (it can't go on much longer, can it?) SWMBO and I will be off to Devon and Cornwall, looking up old friends and generally taking the scenery in. We changed the MH last year and didn't get very far apart from weekends around S.Wales, unlike the previous year when we toured Scotland. Having been narrowboaters for over 20 years, we realise there is so much to see around the UK that going abroad is not on the list. Anyone else of the same mind?:Smile:
     
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    Getting a new van next month, planning month down south in April, not sure where yes, should have brought an amphibian!!

    Sorry for anyone stuck with the floods, no offence meant.

    Late August going across the channel for six weeks, not sure where. Can't get used to not planning.

    Have fun whatever you do, this is not a practice run::Smile::Smile:
     
  7. Dawn B

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    We've also been boating for 20+ years and want to see the UK
     
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    UK for the time being (except for a business trip to the US in the autumn) but once sister and her hubby retire in a few years we'll be going to Italy to visit them. Sister's DH is Italian and he wants to spend his retirement near his family.
     
  9. elamessa

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    Off to Manilva Spain in 9 days to meet up with other funsters at La Bella Vista. Then slowly amble back up the med coast and back into France sometime in April. Meet up with other friends in Chinon in the Loire in May for a week. Nothing planned as yet for after that but the beauty of being retired is go when we want too.:thumb::beerchug::beerchug:
     
  10. FIDGET

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    Off to Dorset,Devon,Cornwall & Somerset in June\July then in Sept of up to Scottish borders Dumfries area, Lake District & north Yorkshire, plus as many local 5 van sites on the Isle of Wight as possible.
    :sin: Terry:sin:
     
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    Obviously its an individual choice but motor homing in france is so much easier than in the uk the aires system makes just wandering a pleasure no need to book and always another aire just up the road if you dont like the one your at
     
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    All being well Newhaven Dieppe ferry monday and then a swift drive down to Almafra near Benidorm...Just hope the sun is shining ......BUSBY::bigsmile:
     
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    Flying to Tenerife for a week in 2 weeks time, got to get the new kitchen fitted first, several weekends away in our area then a few weeks touring Scotland, Kielder, Wales , Yorks/Derbys etc, a week with friends in a static caravan in the Lake District in August then 2 weeks in Greece (Rhodes) in September, that's all we have booked for now, apart from a month in a villa in Fuerteventura next February 2015. Whew .
     
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    Touring Portugal,Spain and France till may MOT in UK then back to France until it gets cooler then back to Portugal for the winter.
    It's hard work full timing.
     
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    Off to Crete next month travelling slowly and going via Croatia, Montenegro and Albania. Staying there until June/early July then back to UK before school holidays start so we can enjoy our 'summer'(?) then off back to Crete again later in the year. :Cool:
     
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    Was getting insurance for Albania etc. a problem or are you buying it at the border? Ditto medical insurance. I would like to do that trip but not this year as by the time the builders have finished it will be too warm down there for us. Builder's finishing a bit linked to a starting date - which will happen when it stops raining!
     
  17. The Dude

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    We have to try to get it at the border for Montenegro and Albania - don't seem to have a lot of choice in the matter really. Croatia is covered by Safeguard.
     
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    We are off to France on Sunday for a fortnight. Down to Limoges, maybe drop in to see my sister in Carcassonne then back via Rhone Alps and Champagne.

    Of we might carry on to Spain, but time is limited this trip. Just got a sale agreed on the house, as soon as thats gone, we'll be able to spend more time down there. :france:::bigsmile:riving2:

    Allan
     
  19. rikfos

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    Off in april back at the end of September.
    Travelling through Belgium then down to the Mosel then either down through Switzerland or Austria to Venice for 3 weeks. Using Venice as a base and travelling by train to Florence and Rome.
    We then catch the ferry from Ancona to Igounimista and travel slowly to Meteori and down to Delphi before catching the ferry from Patras to Kefallonia.
     
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  20. The Dude

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    Nice plan. Delphi - stayed here last year on our way back from Crete - lovely site run by extremely nice people.

    http://www.chrissacamping.gr/index.php?pageDiv=1
     
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