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Easter break
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userOAL Moderator
Posted: 25 March 2010 11:39 AM
Subject: Easter break
 


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Are you planning to go away in your motorhome for the Easter weekend?

(For discussion, where do you plan to go? And once you've been, please tell us what it was like!)
userTracker
Posted: 25 March 2010 11:41 AM
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Won't decide untill Weds or Thurs depending on the weather outlook and if we go we will possibly go to a CCC or MCC rally where no advance booking is needed and a free and easy style is the order of the day - and the site fees are sensible!
userKeithl
Posted: 25 March 2010 12:07 PM
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We're not going away during the Easter week as it's normally too busy, but are the following week, timed to coincide with the Auto-Trail Owners Club factory rally.
See the ongoing thread for more details.

Keith.
userdaisymay
Posted: 25 March 2010 3:41 PM
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Yesss. Just booked a ferry to France for 63.00 return Thursday to tuesday. Do any of you know if any Aires at Lille?
userBasil
Posted: 25 March 2010 3:52 PM
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No too busy and expensive over the holiday weekend so will go out this weekend and return the following Thursday or Friday. Why would anyone in their right mind, who doesn't have childrens holidays to consider, spend for instance £175 for the four days of easter when for the four days from Monday to Thursday costs £32 at the same location on the same pitch?

Bas
userJohnP
Posted: 25 March 2010 5:05 PM
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I am running a five night rally in the New Forest.
A mix of 78 motorhomes and caravans.
All the usual Easter fun. Hot cross buns, Easter Eggs delivered by the white rabbit. Easter egg hunt in the forest for the kids. Pooh stick racing, walks and bike rides.
Happy Easter
userMandy&Andy
Posted: 25 March 2010 5:45 PM
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Going on 5 night rally with CCC South Lincs DA, always made welcome even though not our home DA. Around Ashbourne , Derbyshire.

As above lots organised for everyone or just sit and watch the world go by.

Mandy
userTracker
Posted: 25 March 2010 5:46 PM
Subject: RE: Easter break
 


JohnP - 2010-03-25 5:05 PM

I am running a five night rally in the New Forest.
A mix of 78 motorhomes and caravans.
All the usual Easter fun. Hot cross buns, Easter Eggs delivered by the white rabbit. Easter egg hunt in the forest for the kids. Pooh stick racing, walks and bike rides.
Happy Easter


Which Club? How much? Location? Bookable? Vacancies?

Have a great weekend and good luck - but it's a tad too far for us!
userJohnP
Posted: 25 March 2010 7:29 PM
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Hi Tracker
About £9.00 per night with CC on the New Forest Showground. Sorry no vacancies.
userbob b
Posted: 25 March 2010 10:32 PM
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I left it too late to get on my preferred CC site. I've booked onto a small farm in the welsh village of Llangenny (near Abergavenny). It's a beautiful spot alongside a fast flowing river. The pub is right opposite the farm gate, so I'll cook a 'christian' sized breakfast in the motorhome and dine at the pub in the evening. I'll take the motorbike, leave the motorhome on site and go off for the day where the fancy takes me.

I gather that I shall be sharing the field with a group of scouts for the duration. As long as there's none of that 'ging gang ghoulie' nonsense in the early hours, we'll rub along fine.

userTracker
Posted: 26 March 2010 10:13 AM
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JohnP - 2010-03-25 7:29 PM

Hi Tracker
About £9.00 per night with CC on the New Forest Showground. Sorry no vacancies.


So much for welcoming, flexible, low cost casual holidaying - exactly why the CCC and MCC rallies are better in my humble view!

Anyway, well done for all your efforts and I'm not criticising you personally so best wishes for a good weekend and I hope the sun shines for you!
userflicka
Posted: 26 March 2010 11:37 AM
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Too crowded, too expensive & a chance to get the garden shipshape.
userMel B
Posted: 26 March 2010 9:03 PM
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Planning on doing what we did last year, tootle 20 miles to Withernsea on the East Yorkshire coast then gradually make our way along it in a northerly direction, to Hornsea, Bridlington, Filey, probably ending up at Scarborough or Flamborough Head. We'll wild camp at places we know that don't bother anyone of course and avoiding the ones near churches ... made that mistake a couple of times ... not again!!!

Of course is the weather is horrendous it'll be a case of stay at home and just have the odd day trip instead.
userDavid Dwight
Posted: 26 March 2010 9:40 PM
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Going to our Club Rally, then mid April to the Autotrail Factory Rally.

David
userTracker
Posted: 27 March 2010 8:15 AM
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Mel B - 2010-03-26 9:03 PM
just have the odd day trip instead.


I can well imagine that any day trip with you would be odd Mel!

Sory - too good to resist - have a good weekend whatever oddity you get up to!
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Posted: 27 March 2010 11:44 AM
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Scotland for us come rain or shine
bit of walking and drinking
that should give my new recon gearbox a good workout
jonathan
userKeith T
Posted: 27 March 2010 3:48 PM
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yes, booked about 12 nights at Abbey Wood,London site,one of your regualrs/favourites,although only an hour and half drive for us. Shame it comes at 'peak' prices this time, and looks as though the proposed rail strike might affect the normal ease of getting to and from central London ..might have to work out the bus routes instead (at least that would be free for me!!). Hopefully common sensem- if there's any left -will prevail, and those who pay their wages (yes,you and me!!) won't be inconvenienced.
Taking in a couple of concerts/ theatres, and hopefully quite a bit of walking - last time we were there was just before Christmas, and it was more like skating (especially on the site) than walking, so at the very least should be a bit warmer this time.
userMel B
Posted: 27 March 2010 10:28 PM
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Tracker - 2010-03-27 8:15 AM

Mel B - 2010-03-26 9:03 PM
just have the odd day trip instead.


I can well imagine that any day trip with you would be odd Mel!

Sory - too good to resist - have a good weekend whatever oddity you get up to!



I like odd ... the odder the better! Must be why I like this forum with all of it's 'oddities'!!!
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Posted: 29 March 2010 2:41 PM
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Tracker - 2010-03-25 11:41 AM

and the site fees are sensible!


We are off for the Easter Break too.
1st choice was a CCC rally in Whitby - but the fuel costs decided us against it.
2nd choice was a CCC rally in Mablethorpe, but site fees were NOT sensible - £7.50pp, pun, and I think that £15 a night to park up in a school playing field is way over the top! OK so there is use of the hall and entertainment, mais trop cher pour nous.
3rd choice and booked, a 5 van site in Trusthorpe (just south of Mablethorpe) at £5 a night - job done.

Ok the weather is going to be less than perfect!!! but we and our friends will have a good time.
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Posted: 30 March 2010 9:35 AM
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I'm going up to Scotland for a few days to see Mumsy, then down to Yorkshire for a couple of days. Just in time for the return of the snow. Ah well, c'est la vie!
userPoppy
Posted: 30 March 2010 10:05 AM
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To Moreton in the Marsh CC site for long weekend.
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Posted: 5 April 2010 1:10 PM
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We look to be coming home on the thursday or friday of easter to miss the bussiest time, this year got up wednesday to heavy snow blowing verticaly across Dartmoor, we headed straight home.
userThai Bry
Posted: 6 April 2010 1:33 PM
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Just got back from a nice easter break down in Taunton.

Thursday was ok, friday just rained but managed some walks with the doggies. Saturday cheered up a bit, then sunday & monday it was dry. So all in all an enjoyable break away from the hustle & bustle of work.

Thai

userkelly58
Posted: 6 April 2010 7:03 PM
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Saturday No1 son and I hit Eurotunnell at 12 noon underway at 13.06pm drove across to Hulgoet in Brittany arrived 22.30pm 430 miles from Calais spent Sunday looking over a property with view to possible purchase spent afternoon around Roscof then back to Hulgoet for a meal a few drinks then bed , Up with the larks departed 08.00am arrived Eurotunnel Calais 15.00 it was absolute chaos paid an extra £29 to drive straight on arrived home 18.30pm to a nice meal wiife had ready for us. And that was Easter gone in a flash £300 the lighter.
userAliB
Posted: 8 April 2010 11:08 AM
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We were booked on a CL in the Forest of Bowland until the owner called on the Wednesday before Easter to tell us the pitch was water logged and cancel all bookings.
After a frantic ring round we found a lovely CL nearby with fantastic views of Pendle Hill.
Friday's planned long walk started in rain and ended in brilliant sunshine.
Friday evening 9:00pm the leisure battery died
Battery recharging by the CL owners on the Saturday while we had another long walk in mixed weather.
Saturday 8:30pm, yep you've guessed, the leisure battery died right in the middle of a game of Carcassonne.
The battery was fine 2 weeks ago, investigations now needed. We survived the weekend with a combination of using the engine battery and torches.
On the drive home on a narrow lane we met an on coming car. We had both stopped, who was going to reverse? Then the other driver started forawrd and ran their wing mirror right along the side of the van. Frantic horn blowing by me made no difference. By the time I had leapt out the cab the other car was round the corner with no change of me getting the registration number. Fortunately it just looks like surface damage and I should be able to polish out the marks. (need to do some research on the best rubbing compound to use)
Looking forward to the May break.
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