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It has been a very steep learning curve and we are way out of our comfort zones, but surely that's what life is about - adventure.

 

BH

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Where did you get your insurance and how much ?

 

 

 

Dave

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Well done Blackhart and Mrs Blackhart. You have done something I always wanted to do but didn't. Best of luck for the rest of the trip. Keep us up to date as you can.

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Well done. We expect to go there in the future when we can't stay as long in the EU.

 

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Cheltenham Caravanner:

Three days from the Northern Scottish Highlands down to Portsmouth. One day on the ferry to Santander. Four stops through Spain (Burgos, Aranjuez, Santa Elena, Algeciras) staying a couple of nights at each one. Ferry from Algeciras to Tangeir Med then two nights at Asilah. Down to Kenitra where we stayed for 3 nights. Now at Camping Ocean Bleu, Mohammedia (25k north of Casablanca). So a total of 10 campsites over a period of 20 days. Mileage so far - 1,786 and a bit to go yet!

Commander Dave: We purchased insurance for Morocco at Tangier Med (after you clear customs, which took 5 hours!) and it cost 140 euros for 4 weeks. It was a bit over the top, but after such a loon wait at customs it was dark and I didn't have the inclination to shop around!

Ern: Thanks, will do, but with limited internet access.

 

BH

Anders G:

 Yes our thoughts as well, so we thought we'd give it a go and see what it was like and how practical it is. We haven't seen another caravan yet, hundreds of French motorhomes but no caravans. I'm writing it up as we go along and MAY produce a caravanning in Morocco guide.

 

BH

View from the caravan at the first stop in Morocco, Asilah.

 

Mind you our 'facilities were VERY basic! :o But we aren't looking for 'club' standards over here, and we have a nice bathroom on-board.

 

BH

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Good for you, please keep us informed and more phots would be lovely.

 

John

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I particularly liked the photo of you playing the guitar. Your Mrs looks delighted! 

Ern.

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Well done. Morocco has long been a "motorhome" destination but I think you are the first caravanners that I know of.

 

Fancy joining us to Chernobyl as your next biggy?

 

Russ

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5 minutes ago, KontikiKid said:

Well done. Morocco has long been a "motorhome" destination but I think you are the first caravanners that I know of.

 

Russ

 Aware that you said 'know of' ..

 

but family from Great Barr named Macloughlin towed their homebuilt van there in the 1950s .. car was a Daimler (with preselector gearbox as Mr Mac had lost his left leg so couldn't manage a normal manual gearbox )

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8 minutes ago, KontikiKid said:

Well done. Morocco has long been a "motorhome" destination but I think you are the first caravanners that I know of.

 

Fancy joining us to Chernobyl as your next biggy?

 

Russ 

Its a great thing that Blackhart has done but many have taken caravans over there. I can recall one regular on here )Ted Newman I think) who did it a good few years ago. We planned to do it on an organised trip with Desert Tours 2005, but we bottled out after my wife had an unpleasant encounter with a rat in Tangeir.

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I can see far more looking for winter sun in Morocco when the EU restrictions apply .

 

 

 

 

Dave

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Well done!

 Brilliant!

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2 hours ago, CommanderDave said:

I can see far more looking for winter sun in Morocco when the EU restrictions apply .

 

 

 

 

Dave

 

I can't imagine that the entry requirements for Morocco will ever be any less stringent than the EU, whether the UK is still in the EU or not. You already need a visa for Morocco if you wish to stay more than 90 days.

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Well done, you are braver than us.

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We went on an organised tour some years ago, 10 Motorhome, 2 caravans ( including ours ).  Absolutely enjoyed but wished we had gone under our own arrangements. Fascinating country.  Not sure if the C & cc still arrange the tour. 

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The picture of the clouds.  Lovely.  Is that a duck trying to peck a hippo?:D

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That’s a great looking banjo you’ve got there!  🙂

 

   John.   

 

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6 hours ago, Lutz said:

 

I can't imagine that the entry requirements for Morocco will ever be any less stringent than the EU, whether the UK is still in the EU or not. You already need a visa for Morocco if you wish to stay more than 90 days.

3 months in Spain and 3 months in Morocco and you can be away from October to March.

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3 minutes ago, AndersG said:

3 months in Spain and 3 months in Morocco and you can be away from October to March.

 

And then 3 more months in Spain on the way home!

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2 hours ago, Black Grouse said:

 

And then 3 more months in Spain on the way home!

You could but personally I would go home. England is amazing to caravan in the summer(if it's not raining) while I think that southern Spain and Morocco is far to hot. Northern Spain can be quite nice when its not raining...

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Respect to all who have done it before, especially the chap in the 1950s, with no sat nav etc. Navigating between towns and cities has, so far, been easy enough, it's finding the campsites when there that is harder and where the sat nav comes into its own.

 

BH

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Wintering in Sun and further adventures is becoming very common and some are now travelling around the world .

 

example .

https://treadtheglobe.com/

https://kombilife.com/

 

Dave

 

 

 

 

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C&CC  are running an escorted 39 day tour of Morocco in Sept/October - from £3400 / £3550 for Motorhome or Caravan and 2 people. 

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