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First couple of trips away sinve refurb - photo heavey

Postby jamesandtheopenroad » 20 May 2013, 12:34

Afternoon fellow wedgers,

Just thought id share a few pics of trips away since the van refurb was finished (well, almost finished).

Pull up at campsite, get box of wine out...
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Go for a walk, find a project that even Metalmickey might run away from...
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First breakfast...
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By Chissel Beach...
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The majestic Durdle Door...
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View from the van 1 - overlooking DD...
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First (and only) sun of the year...
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View from the van 2 - Swanage/Poole ferry ...
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New Forest ...
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Pub camping in Kent...
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Where did we park the van...
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Ah, there in Dungerness... (wild camping spot if anyone's interested)
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At Dover, feeling sad that we're not heading off on the ferry...
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First camp fire at Deal...
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Getting ready for bed...
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A field of tulips...
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Wild camping at Kingsdown beach...
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And finally, breakfast on the beach before work called us home...
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Two lovely weekends away.

I love my van.
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Postby danmetallic » 20 May 2013, 12:59

Great pix James, your van is looking very fine too! Funnily enough we're heading off to Dungeness this weekend so will use that spot for sure.

Also would you mind if I shared a couple of these photos on my site?
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Postby Pwag20 » 20 May 2013, 14:54

Yay!! Couple of my favourites amongst them and I am definitely going to give the Dungerness and Deal wild camping spots a go myself!! Great pictures :)
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Postby thebobster » 20 May 2013, 17:08

jamesandtheopenroad wrote:
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I don't know. You get out of the van for just a minute to take a photo and you have to put the crook lock on the steering wheel.

What's up? Don't you trust her driving or something??

I am surprised at you James.

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Postby California Dreamin » 20 May 2013, 17:20

Lovely van and some great pictures.

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Postby New Kentish Campers » 20 May 2013, 18:09

Great pictures and a nice looking van too! :wink:

Could you PM the Dungy address please; I fancy a spot of Bass fishing there and could stay over in the van to catch the best tide if need be.

Ta :ok

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Postby blueangel » 20 May 2013, 19:10

Nice pics :ok
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Postby 300CE » 20 May 2013, 19:16

Some great photo's there James - whereabouts was the pub campsite in Kent?!
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Postby jamesandtheopenroad » 20 May 2013, 19:51

Thanks peeps.

So, the pub camping was here http://www.thedruminn.com/ near Ashford.

Dungerness wild camping - we actually parked here - N Contractor's Rd, Romney Marsh, Kent TN29, UKhttp://goo.gl/maps/x1O8U - inbetween the nuclear power startion and the army base but got woken up the next day by maneuvers. So parking in Dungerness proper would be better, the cafe car park in the photo is here Tank Farm St, Romney Marsh, Kent TN29, UKhttp://goo.gl/maps/KMD6g but there are other spots around there.

The Deal campsite was this www.kingsdowncamping.co.uk.

And the Kingsdown beach wild camping was here Undercliffe Rd, Kingsdown, Kent CT14, UKhttp://goo.gl/maps/cCcBy.

Dan, I'd be honoured to be included on the website, but would you mind removing the reg number please?

The van has been uncampable in for a year, so it's absolute bliss to be back in her. :grin:
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Postby ladybugsdad » 20 May 2013, 21:20

wow cool pics and some nice spots good stuff :ok
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Postby danmetallic » 21 May 2013, 06:28

Sure thing James, thank you. And thanks for all the info! :-ok
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Postby 300CE » 21 May 2013, 08:28

Cheers for the info James :ok
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Postby zzippyman » 21 May 2013, 11:08

Wow! James, I'm impressed you got down that N Contractors Road - it's a bumpy ride isn't it? :ok Sadly it's not a particularly safe place to wildcamp however - as I'm a local sea angler who's fished there many many many times - I've heard of a number of vehicles being broken into or damaged at that location these past few years. There are a few other places at Dungeness that are much safer however :)

O and it's great you got up the lighthouse, Dungeness really does provide some spectacular views on a good day. It's a beautiful, special place for sure.
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Postby bootie3367 » 21 May 2013, 12:05

Nice pics James, reminds me when I was at Deal and we used to run from there to Kingsdown ranges all the way along that darned shingle, a real calf killer!!!

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Postby King Kenny » 21 May 2013, 18:49

Verry nice James.
I used to be a welder making valves for the Nuclear power industry and some of my work was installed in Dungerness.
We are off to the south of France tomorrow.
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