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post #1 of 69 (permalink) Old 15-09-2020, 10:41 Thread Starter
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Your favourite place visited and why

Webb suggested this thread on another thread and I thought it such a great idea that I have pinched it and am opening it. Thanks Webby !

Just put down where you reckon your favourite place is that you have been in your MH and explain your reasons (as the title says !).

For me, after a little thinking, it would be the Longleat site which we have visited several times. Not only is the site a very high standard (and price) but the animal noises overnight are superb.

We also attended a concert in the grounds one summer's evening, not sure that we should have but.... great concert, superb setting.

The Longleat attractions were of interest, although last time we went our disabled daughter was in a wheelchair which was heavy....l. I was struggling in the steps when Lord Bath came, took the other end took us inside, behind the scenes and we had a cuppa in his kitchen, served by staff of course ! We felt like very privileged visitors.

No pictures, 'cos they are all somewhere at home and I can't post pics on here anyway.....

Where is your favourite place ?
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Before it became commercialised and more built up. Club nautique de Beauvallon Plage between St. Trop and St. Maxine.
Spent many summers there on a free 'air' (bus stop) with the back bumper of our RV overhanging the beach. The private bar was manned by a very friendly bloke from Liverpool and had the best sardines served on a tree bark tray.

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p.s. plus a few in the states.
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Oh thats a tough one Dave. I think we have had a few of these over the years. Too many to mention.

The immediate place that sprung to mind was the Pyrenees National Park which includes the Cirque du Gavarnie, Cirque du Troumouse, Cauterets, Lac Du Gaube etc etc. All of which are accessible easily in the Van and for us the scooter.



Then I remember every time we go to Provence how wonderful it is from the Year in Provence country around Gordes to Lac St Croix, the Verdon Gorges and down to St Tropez. You just turn into a bit of a hippy down there and spend your sunny days meandering down winding deserted lanes on the bike, quaffing nice wine and cheese or tearing up mountains or cruising the Cote D'Azur.
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Where is Maria and all the rest of the family in your picture ?

It looks as if she should be singing along soon......😁. 👏

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Like Baz too many to mention. Too hard to pick one or even a few.

I always figured I would never be able to decide on ten pieces of music for my Desert Island Discs. Luckily I was never in danger of having to.

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Where is Maria and all the rest of the family in your picture ?

It looks as if she should be singing along soon......😁. 👏

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About 800 miles north east in Austria Dave. We did all the sound of music locations in 2012

Plotted them all out before we left on the gps then put the sat nav on in my pocket on the bike. Made a right mess of it but found them in the end.
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For me it will always be the Lake District

But the Lake District of my youth, well youthish

When I climbed the mountains, swam in mountain tarns

Looked down on mists from high peaks, walked ridge routes, stayed on the peaks from morning till evening

Dropped to pubs for a long cool pint

Slid down screes and walked all the seasons in sunshine, rain and snow

Ate breakfast of a cold bacon and egg butty whilst gazing across mountain peaks

Memories which never fade

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"Ate breakfast of a cold bacon and egg butty whilst gazing across mountain peaks"

Yuck Sandra, cold egg.?

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Am I strange that I can't think of one? Lots of nice ones but not a stand out one. Each one that I think of then brings up a negative that pushed us on to search elsewhere.

Our favourite site was Las Negras in the Almeria region of Spain. Tucked, on its own, in a little valley beside a rambla and with a beach all to itself, it was the one we found by accident because we just decided to follow our noses to the sea. We had our little Hymer then and could negotiate the headland that led to it.

Where I felt most comfortable was in the Lanquedoc region of France. I remember saying that I could live there. I then found out that I have ancestors from the region which explains it nicely.

If I really had to choose one then it would be - home.
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About 800 miles north east in Austria Dave. We did all the sound of music locations in 2012

Plotted them all out before we left on the gps then put the sat nav on in my pocket on the bike. Made a right mess of it but found them in the end.
Totally aside and off-topic, we have the SoM DVD in the MH and have watched it numerous times (no comments needed), we noticed another file on the DVD and wondered what it was.

Once again it was the SoM but with Julie Andrews commenting on where it was filmed, what relationships were like with the children (not easy...), how the locals interacted and so on. Fascinating account eg the stream which features highly was man made on one of the hills, the farmer did not like it and so filled it in at night, so filming was not easy.

When you hear "behind the scenes" about the truth of it, for me, it became even more appealing. Yes we know it is total fiction; they had left Germany years before the War, did not go via Switzerland, but via Italy, did not walk and so on, but it's still a great film IMO and brings back memories of where we have seen it and with whom.

I'll go and get a life now......

PS if you've still got all those GPS positions, I would be interested........
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