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Jandy61

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We are going to pick the van up from Peston, drive home up the M6 to North Lakes, load the van up, then drive an hour away to Kettlewell campsite in the Y dales, all on the same day, and then probably entertain our fellow campers with our ALL THE GEAR NO IDEA antics,
Note to self>remember manual...
 
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Scottish highlands, if we can travel before the midges arrive


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66tim99

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London to Cornwall winging it (some wild camping I hope) via friends in Bath, Lyme Regis and St Ives...
 
GrumpyGranddad

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Scottish highlands, if we can travel before the midges arrive


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More likely this year after the midges have departed :-(
 
GrumpyGranddad

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Our first ever trip in our new Cali’ :will obviously be dependent on how the Covid-19 situation pans out, if and when restrictions are lifted and time of year.

We have a few UK trips on our wish list including:
1. Scotland - Highlands and Islands
2. Wales - family near The Gower; plus Elan Valley; Brecon Beacons; Snowdonia
3. England - friends in Dorset; plus Yorkshire Dales; Northumberland Coast

If we can go to the EU:

1. Friends in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Normandy
2. Friends in Estepona, Spain
3. Pyrenees tour
4. Revisit the Hartz Mountains, Germany
5. RoI tour

Well we can dream can’t we :)
 
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Not sure if Im mad or not but........
Thinking of booking few sites in Cornwall in June in the hope of light at the end of this long long tunnel - the sites offer full refund if Covid intervenes - am I mad - just itching to go back to Cornwall now after 15 years!!
 
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Not sure if Im mad or not but........
Thinking of booking few sites in Cornwall in June in the hope of light at the end of this long long tunnel - the sites offer full refund if Covid intervenes - am I mad - just itching to go back to Cornwall now after 15 years!!
If the sites will definitely give you a full refund Jenny, then I see no problem in you booking them. Fingers crossed that restrictions will be lifted by then.
 
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If the sites will definitely give you a full refund Jenny, then I see no problem in you booking them. Fingers crossed that restrictions will be lifted by then.
Thanks GG yes it says so on their booking forms etc. & as an over 50 was optimistically hoping Id be vaccinated too - have found a few fab sites & just itching to get my panaramic window opening up to the views!!!
 
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Hopefully not back to the dealer to fix some issues I have discovered!

Depending on the situation my first trip will be to drive it back from Crawly to hopefully sunny Northumberland, after that the intention is to take it to the beach each day and use it as my home office.
 
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Not sure if Im mad or not but........
Thinking of booking few sites in Cornwall in June in the hope of light at the end of this long long tunnel - the sites offer full refund if Covid intervenes - am I mad - just itching to go back to Cornwall now after 15 years!!
I've booked several campsites, if I can't go I'm happy to just re-arrange dates and it's supporting struggling businesses, plus the deposits aren't huge sums of money. I've even dared to book a campsite in France in July/August. I just need something to look forward to!
 
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I've booked several campsites, if I can't go I'm happy to just re-arrange dates and it's supporting struggling businesses, plus the deposits aren't huge sums of money. I've even dared to book a campsite in France in July/August. I just need something to look forward to!
Yes Im going to gamble in the hope that a visit to Cornwall in June will be allowed - as you say need to look forward!
 
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Ha ha! Agree, :thumb that is the most fun part of it. In my planning ritual, I create maps of all the trips that I wish to do in Google maps and save it with - Switzerland 202-, Iceland 202-, Portugal 202- etc, and when the opportunity comes, one of the maps gets renamed. This year it was Portugal 202- renamed to Portugal 2020.

Our first planned long trip in the Cali was to Portugal this year. Glad we escaped in time but had to quarantine when we returned. Read a report on here - https://vwcaliforniaclub.com/threads/portugal-2020.37198/

For you guys, from Cheshire, a few hours on the ferry and you will be in Dublin. Another fine place for a visit in Summer when you get your van. Ireland-WAW-202- is a map that I am currently in the process of creating :)

The lakes and the Dales should be on top of your list for a weekend away to get to know your van best.
I do exactly the same. Google MyMaps is a great tool. The planning is half the fun and whether you make the trip (now) or not, the map will always be there for future plans, to look back at it after the trip or to share with family and friend who want to make a similair trip.
 
66tim99

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I do exactly the same. Google MyMaps is a great tool. The planning is half the fun and whether you make the trip (now) or not, the map will always be there for future plans, to look back at it after the trip or to share with family and friend who want to make a similair trip.
Can you use the VW we connect system to plan like this?
 
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Jenny H

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Had a lovely few days planning our first trips next spring when 'Gisela' our new Coast arrives. Our very first trip will be a day trip to the seaside I think with our little girls in Feb/March, park up with fish and chips, I can't wait ! What are you all planning to do ?
Also planning Cambridgeshire at Easter, Cornwall in May, France in August. All other trips will be last minute weekenders
Did you ever book a site in Cornwall?
Ive just booked a couple of sites for a week in June - very excited !!
 
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Did you ever book a site in Cornwall?
Ive just booked a couple of sites for a week in June - very excited !!
Yes I booked Treago Farm near Newquay in May, it's only a few minutes walk away from beaches and a short bus ride to Newquay. Just booking it has certainly brightened up my January :)
 
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Newquay is glorious! Hope it goes to plan for you!
 

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