Who's planning what?

If you are going away somewhere and don't mind meeting up with other Bongo owners or if you've been somewhere & want to tell us about it & stick up your photos, put the details here.

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Who's planning what?

Post by janie » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:28 am

As the title suggests - I was wondering who's got what trips already planned for this year.

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Re: Who's planning what?

Post by Bob » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:21 pm

Wonderwool, Wales, in April.

Mainly for Mrs B, but lots of great walks in the area.

Staying at White House camp site. :D
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Re: Who's planning what?

Post by George217 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:27 pm

April: Tewkesbury Abbey for 4 nights

May: Welsh Bongo Bash

June: North Devon (t.b.a.) for 4 nights

Thinking about planning 3 week trip to South of France for September. No doubt there will be several trips as yet unplanned between now and then, so a busy year.
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Re: Who's planning what?

Post by janie » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:44 am

Lovely looking site Bob!

We've only really got one trip planned - France for nearly a month (July and August).....can't wait, but it's not soon enough. Can't make it to Southern Softies or Bongo Bash this year so will have to work in some more weekends along the way (we live in Cornwall, so it shouldn't be that tricky)!

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Re: Who's planning what?

Post by Scratch » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:12 am

Two weeks in the west of France for us (and eldest son). First time abroad in Bunty so really looking forward to it. I am sure I will have a few questions to ask before we go. One springs to mind straight away - what do I have to do regarding car insurance? I have taken vehicles abroad many time before but they have always been company cars.
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Re: Who's planning what?

Post by Bob » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:05 am

First thing is look at your policy documents. Cover for Europe varies between companies, then contact them if there's any room for doubt over cover.

Much better to get clarification before there's a problem. :wink:
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Re: Who's planning what?

Post by janie » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:01 pm

My insurance covers me for Europe as well - I have to call them and let them know the dates I'm there in advance though.

European breakdown is a must - I get mine with my insurance - camping and Caravanning club (covers both UK and Europe).

Where in the West of France and when are you going?
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Re: Who's planning what?

Post by Scratch » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:23 pm

Thanks for the advice (as always). I already have European breakdown cover (through my Nationwide current account). I don't work for Nationwide but I get 3% interest on my account, free travel insurance and free breakdown cover in the UK and Europe , all for £10 per month.
I am not sure where we will be going yet as that will be organised by my wife who has a great love of France. I will just do the driving and make sure everything is in place before we leave.
A bit off topic I know but we will be going to Venice soon on the Orient Express to celebrate our pearl wedding anniversary. It looks fantastic - can't wait for both holidays :D
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Post by Bob » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:29 pm

Wow. :D

The Orient Express sounds like a real treat. =D>
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Re: Who's planning what?

Post by Gasy » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:58 pm

10 days at North Norfolk at Easter ( no elec hookup )
17 days South devon July august ( usually have ehu but trying to talk family out of it this year )
For the last 25 years we Usually do glastonbury festival ( 7 days no ehu ) but I'm not going this year ( don't want to :shock: )
We will get a couple weekends in the lakes visiting family
And a few weekends in North norfolk and a few local to home
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Post by the1andonly » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:26 am

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Re: Who's planning what?

Post by the1andonly » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:46 am

planning what
generally don't plan
last year went to car fest north and bugg'' all other plans
sept last year decidided it was about time we did the western isles again (1979 on a bike) and orkney / shetland for 1st time.
route planned
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nice idea no rushing around I hope. none of this one day in one place nonsence.
MUZ spent 2 weekends doing lots of castles in wales.
we spent 3 years and joined CADW. Even spent 2 weekends near Framlington in this period.
(castle on the hill)
we don't rush around.
so plans for this year
not scotland
maybe retire in 4/5 years then
5 months getting to shetland
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Re: Who's planning what?

Post by Jillygumbo » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:23 pm

My 2017 trips started on 1st January!! In Cornwall. Then 2 weeks ago I was in the New Forest and hoping to get back there this coming weekend. As for the rest of the year (so far): Newton Abbot to visit Ye Old Cider Bar (but not camping as OH will be with me); Mad as a March Hare at Golden Swan, Wilcot near Pewsey, near Marlborough; New Forest again; Kingsbury Water Park meet with SMH; BF Southern Softies in Wallingford; Cornwall at Easter; SMH Sherwood Forest weekend after ( :shock: ); WC Hereford weekend; Woolacombe Sands meet; BF Welsh Bash at Pencarnan, St Davids; no where for Whitsun yet; BF Stourport; UKCS meet in Somerset or South Cider Festival in Bridport; New Forest Folk Festival; Simply Japanese rally at Beaulieu; Camper Calling at Warwick; Ross Cider Festival a possibility; BF Looe bash; Eastnor meet; BF Hope Valley meet.

That's all I've got planned so far this year!!!!! :lol:
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Re: Who's planning what?

Post by Bob » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:31 pm

You really must try and get away a bit more Jilly. 8)

Need to use that Bongo. :lol:
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Re: Who's planning what?

Post by Bongoloid » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:51 pm

We are Bongo newbies but this year So far we are going
fern farm Colchester Essex for Easter,
Glastonbury June
France / Spain last 2 weeks of August
Hopefully get a lot more spur of moment weekends in with kids and I'm trying to convince my wife for a night away in Feb but she isn't having it as thinks it will be too cold
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