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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 21-06-2019, 00:58 Thread Starter
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So whats been happening?

Hi guys,

Long time, no post!

Well, my life has took some VERY surprising turns since I last posted. All very exciting and positive I hasten to add, but also made me question some things I thought.

So, what's been going on here in the last few years?
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Well don't leave us in suspenders , what's made you question your thoughts?

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Sadly Brexit has occupied most of us in the last 3 years David. A few have gone and more have joined. But voyages and maintenance keep us informed.
Sadly we sold our Hobby 750 as it didn't move for 3 years and now we drive to a rented apartment in Portugal.

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Brexit is madness orchestrated by the insane.

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We sold our beloved Hymer but purchased a Celtic Rambler Fifth Wheel. We use it to visit family (no need to share living space ) and, more importantly, to spend the winters in Southern Spain.
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Well don't leave us in suspenders , what's made you question your thoughts?
What Ray says I bet. Seen the light!
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He has explained on another thread Barry. Fostering.

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Hi Ray,
That's really sad you didn't get out in the van. I bet it sold quick!
What's Portugal like? I've never been.
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Yes David, I had plenty of offers immediately but the guy who did put down €1000 deposit took 7 months to complete as he couldn't sell his old one as it was too expensive.
We found after 20 years in large American RVs, the 750 was still too cramped.

We like Portugal because we can drive there for the winter. It's not hot but very comfortable Dec. to March at 16c to 20c and most Portuguese can speak English.
Long term rentals are quite cheap by the month. Varying from €500 to €800 a month depending on view of the sea. The Algarve is quite small and we being in the centre at Armacao de Pera can drive to either end in about an hour and a half.

Campgrounds can vary from €4 to €48 a night depending on facilities.

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I'll check out the area on Google maps. It sounds beautiful and well worth a visit
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Do you still have the MH David? I just back (well, not quite) from a 3 month trip that took me to Dubrovnik. Wonderful trip.

Sounds like you might have been acquiring responsibilities rather than shedding them! (tho I haven't seen your other thread).

Welcome back!
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