Who took the Bongo out over Christmas?

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Who took the Bongo out over Christmas?

Post by TheLongRoad » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:18 pm

We did, had our Christmas Day meal in the Bongo looking out over the North Sea. Nice. :D
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Re: Who took the Bongo out over Christmas?

Post by Bob » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:37 pm

Most enjoyable. =D>

Ours has sat safely on the drive while 'Refreshment' has been taken localy. :wink:
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Re: Who took the Bongo out over Christmas?

Post by TheLongRoad » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:11 pm

None alcoholic Gin :lol:
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Re: Who took the Bongo out over Christmas?

Post by Bob » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:22 pm

That's like 'Military intelligence' or 'EU Common Sense'. :lol:
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Re: Who took the Bongo out over Christmas?

Post by plonkatronix » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:03 am

We've used ours daily so far, has been great for lugging the kids presents about :wink:
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Re: Who took the Bongo out over Christmas?

Post by TheLongRoad » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:47 am

Nice avatar Plonkatronix, I like that. :D
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Re: Who took the Bongo out over Christmas?

Post by mikeonb4c » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:58 pm

Working Christmas for Mango Bongo - carted a large sofa from Manchester to Leeds and carting family back. What a versatile beast :-)
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Re: Who took the Bongo out over Christmas?

Post by Markas » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:01 pm

Some brave soul had... saw a 51 plated Aero in Mayrhofen (Austrian Tyrol) on Boxing Day! Anyone on here?
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Re: Who took the Bongo out over Christmas?

Post by Jillygumbo » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:21 am

Just back from 6 days in Cornwall, 4 on a posh site with wonderful facilities, then 2 on pub car parks with no facilities! Feeling really chilled (!) now and hopefully my blood pressure is back under control.

Recommend Carnon Downs Caravan & Camping Park, between Truro and Falmouth for comfort, although I had to ask to be moved after the first night when I nearly lost the quechua in the wind - only didn't because I packed it away at 2am! Even with rock pegs on hardstanding, the wind was lifting it up!

Roof down every night!

Walks along beaches and hard trails - too wet and muddy for bridleways.

Final night in the Exe Valley (sheltered) where I managed to keep the roof up until 12:20 am! One big gust of wind along the valley, roof down. That was the last gust though!

Lovely and snug in the bongo with the Eberspacher and chocolate lab as an excellent hot water bottle that never loses its heat!

Will defo do it again next year. Beats staying at home every time.
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Re: Who took the Bongo out over Christmas?

Post by mikeonb4c » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:29 am

Amazing sounding adventure Jilly - memories are made of stuff like that! Happy New Year and travelling for 2018.
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Re: Who took the Bongo out over Christmas?

Post by Jillygumbo » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:30 am

mikeonb4c wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:29 am
Amazing sounding adventure Jilly - memories are made of stuff like that! Happy New Year and travelling for 2018.
Didn't take many photos though !!!!
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Re: Who took the Bongo out over Christmas?

Post by mikeonb4c » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:53 am

Jillygumbo wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:30 am
mikeonb4c wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:29 am
Amazing sounding adventure Jilly - memories are made of stuff like that! Happy New Year and travelling for 2018.
Didn't take many photos though !!!!
Yea well understandable - cameras don't much like wind driven mud :shock: :lol:
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Re: Who took the Bongo out over Christmas?

Post by Bob » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:09 am

Reall 'Girl's Own' adventure stuff, sounds geat Jilly. =D>

Welcome back. 8)
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Re: Who took the Bongo out over Christmas?

Post by Markas » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:53 pm

Jillygumbo wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:21 am
Recommend Carnon Downs Caravan & Camping Park, between Truro and Falmouth for comfort, although I had to ask to be moved after the first night when I nearly lost the quechua in the wind - only didn't because I packed it away at 2am! Even with rock pegs on hardstanding, the wind was lifting it up!
Happy New Year Jilly,
Sounds like a great adventure, a large dog does make a great hot water bottle :)
Have you tried adding storm straps to your awning? They're spring loaded so high winds stretch the springs instead of ripping the lot out the ground. With a drive-away you need 2 sets.
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Re: Who took the Bongo out over Christmas?

Post by marionw » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:22 pm

That sounded a great trip Jilly.

See you at Woolacombe.
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