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About ianfish

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  • Birthday 28/08/1950

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    north devon
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    caravans, food, wine, music,pubs etc etc......
  • Towcar
    Landrover Freelander 2
  • Caravan
    Bailey Pegasus Verona S4

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  1. I have a Caravanstore Zip roll out awning (2nd hand) which I love but it is a real pig to thread into the rail. The previous one (now sold) slid in easily but this one it took 3 of us to get it onto the 'van! I haven't taken it off this year but I must because some of the stitching on the cover zip is perished. It just seems a fatter bead on this one(2011 model) I have tried silicone spray and an awning rail spreader(slides through no probs) Not looking forward to the removal process!
  2. no, the previous caravanstore slid in and out like a dream but not this one!
  3. I bought one, but the awning rail was already bigger than the spreader! I had bought a s/h Caravanstore awning and it was difficult to slide into the rail! Took 3 of us about half an hour. The previous one slid in like a dream. I haven't taken it off this winter, just left it there and put the cover over it. I have a load of silicone spray for when I pluck up the courage to give it a try!
  4. Carradale Bay, is an affiliated site about 12 miles north of Campbeltown, not the easiest site to get to. The recommended way is via campbeltown , but I have taken the shorter route from Kennacraig via the B8001, it is abit narrow in places but much shorter! The site is just gorgeous with direct access onto one of the best beaches around, and the owner is a great guy.
  5. As with the other posts here it's the Milenco Aero for me, the pointy ones. I have the flat pads and they are fine, no marks on the mirrors. The other good thing is that if you break one you don't have to buy the whole thing, spares are available online. I had the glass smashed in one of mine by a careless M/H driver in Scotland and I just got a new mirror section and fitted it to the old arm.
  6. some years ago I bought a Lunar from a dealer and as we were about to leave, I said, will the plate be ok in the microwave? No problem ,he said ,the door won't open in transit. Arrived home, plate smashed on floor of 'van! Never again!
  7. Bien Joue ? good game, perhaps that's why the waiter looks surprised!
  8. We went to Scotland this year instead of Europe and had a marvellous 6 weeks. However it was rather more challenging than going to europe in may & june, because of the bank holidays we had to book most of the sites in advance(in March some were already full!) something you don't need to do in France. Also the sites were more expensive, we use the ACSI card in Europe so have never paid more than 19 euros a night.
  9. Iansoady is right! "tradition" is by far the best baguette/bread. The best I ever had was from a boulangerie in Chambon sur Lac up in the Auvergne, just wonderful! We don't take much food with us just buy locally, Cote de Beouf from a local butcher is a favourite on the bbq! We do come back with a lot of wine tho!
  10. Maybe not as many as you think. Have you got an ACSI guide? That will give you the dates for all the sites in there. We were surprised how many sites closed by the middle of September, but we did always manage to find somewhere open and that was the same time frame you are looking at. Can recommend Sites & Paysages de L'Etang at Brissac Quince, not far from Angers. but it closes around 16th Sept.
  11. Stayed here in March this year. It's part of the Camping in the Forest group (administered by the C & cc) Hidden from the road alongside Longslade green , just outside Sway. All the pitches are amongst woodland with no real division between them, just some of the aforementioned woodland! It is a great site if you like that sort of thing. No facilities apart from Hookups, water and disposal for toilets and er ........that's it! No lights at night either which I know will put some off (bring a torch!) A wonderful site for walking, just step out of the door and off you go. Ponies and wild deer just roam through the site to add to the enjoyment!
  12. My Pegasus 2016 has a digital clock on the Truma controller screen.
  13. the showers are just round the side of the toilet block. The Rope & Anchor do allow dogs ! that's why we use it, doggy treats on the bar!
  14. We use this service every year. Ideal to stop overnight on the quay. We walk into Poole for a meal and a drink(The Rope & Anchor) I did notice that last year there was a notice saying that £10 is payable in the cafe (used to be £5) No one seems to collect it, you have to go into the cafe in the morning to pay. I don't always bother! There are showers and toilets as well as drinking water tap for you to use. No problem parking up on the ferry, room to get out both sides. It's a nice short crossing (except in October last year-force 8 gale!) the time soon passes.
  15. Sign in a field near here at the time of F&M disease, "Oh Feck it, now we've got Beckett!"
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