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Re: Sprinter VIN plate

Andy Clarke
 

Thanks Keith, on this one the driver's seat base has, on the outside face (where it's not been panelled), a removable plastic cover giving access to some fuses and relays, the forward pillar of the sliding door opening has a rather substantial piece of Vohringer ply bonded to it, I hope the VIN plate isn't behind it because I'm not about to rip that out :(

Out of interest what would you have done if you couldn't see a VIN/weight plate - it is a legal requirement to have it fitted and visible?

Andy Clarke

On Fri, 17 May 2019 at 20:05, Keith Smith <tasman2405@...> wrote:
Andy

When I was still working we used to weigh loads of Sprinters (always a good target for being overweight!), the VIN/Weight Plate was either on the drivers seat base or on the N/S door frame step panel. If it had a sliding door, it was just inside on the forward edge.

HTH
Keith


On 17 May 2019, at 18:18, Andy Clarke <andyclarke1050@...> wrote:

Anyone got an older RHD Sprinter (pre 2006) and can tell me where the VIN/weight plate is located?

We've just got a 2001 van conversion and I can't find the plate, Our 2 previous Merc vans had it on the driver's seat base but they were LHD 814s not Sprinters.

On this van both of the seat bases have been boxed in and I don't want to start ripping things apart until sure of the location!

Andy Clarke


Re: Sprinter VIN plate

Keith Smith
 

Andy

When I was still working we used to weigh loads of Sprinters (always a good target for being overweight!), the VIN/Weight Plate was either on the drivers seat base or on the N/S door frame step panel. If it had a sliding door, it was just inside on the forward edge.

HTH
Keith


On 17 May 2019, at 18:18, Andy Clarke <andyclarke1050@...> wrote:

Anyone got an older RHD Sprinter (pre 2006) and can tell me where the VIN/weight plate is located?

We've just got a 2001 van conversion and I can't find the plate, Our 2 previous Merc vans had it on the driver's seat base but they were LHD 814s not Sprinters.

On this van both of the seat bases have been boxed in and I don't want to start ripping things apart until sure of the location!

Andy Clarke


Re: Sprinter VIN plate

David Scholes
 

Sorry, mine is 2001 but lhd. But in mine there is a drivers step inside the door with the handbrake towards the back of it and the plate is down there on the side of the step nearly behind the handbrake but this is a hymer on a sprinter base not a straight sprinter.

It may help

David


On 17 May 2019, at 18:18, Andy Clarke <andyclarke1050@...> wrote:

Anyone got an older RHD Sprinter (pre 2006) and can tell me where the VIN/weight plate is located?

We've just got a 2001 van conversion and I can't find the plate, Our 2 previous Merc vans had it on the driver's seat base but they were LHD 814s not Sprinters.

On this van both of the seat bases have been boxed in and I don't want to start ripping things apart until sure of the location!

Andy Clarke


Re: Three mobile broadband

Steve Pyke
 

Hi,
That seems to be a good deal for unlimited data.
I've been looking at the latest offers for PAYG as we only need mobile data when on holidays.
I have a Three 12GB / 12 month data SIM ready to use ( from My memory £28) for use  I in my Huawei mifi unit but also have a Giffgaff SIM in an old smartphone so I'm going to try a 20GB goody bag for £20 set up as a hotspot when we next go away. It only lasts 30 days. That's on O2 network and they limit you to 20Gb a month when roaming if you have an unlimited data plan.

I believe some operators let you carry over unused data each month but it's a bit of a minefield isn't it?!

Steve


Sprinter VIN plate

Andy Clarke
 

Anyone got an older RHD Sprinter (pre 2006) and can tell me where the VIN/weight plate is located?

We've just got a 2001 van conversion and I can't find the plate, Our 2 previous Merc vans had it on the driver's seat base but they were LHD 814s not Sprinters.

On this van both of the seat bases have been boxed in and I don't want to start ripping things apart until sure of the location!

Andy Clarke


Re: Three mobile broadband

pj_home
 

Thanks Alan I will be looking into this :)

On 15/05/2019 17:01, Alan Morris wrote:
Was this deal on line, in a 3 shop or by phone?

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Re: Three mobile broadband

Alan Morris
 

On Wed, 15 May 2019 at 15:57, pj_home via Groups.Io
<paul.f.jackson=virgin.net@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Alan

Was this deal on line, in a 3 shop or by phone?
I found it online and then visited their store in Grantham.

The 12 month offer I was told about in the store, but not seen on-line.

<http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Devices/Huawei/E5573bs-322_4G_Mobile_Wi-Fi?memory=0&colour=White>

Alan.


Re: Three mobile broadband

pj_home
 

Hi Alan

Was this deal on line, in a 3 shop or by phone?

I think my contract with 3 is up soon

Paul

On 15/05/2019 16:19, Alan Morris wrote:
Three mobile broadband is now cheaper.
This morning I bought my 6th Mi-Fi, as my previous 12 month contract
for 100GB a month had passed it's minimum term. It was £30/month.
Now I get unlimited. I asked for the £22 per month for 24 months,
with zero upfront cost. I was offered only £20 per month for 12
months, with £29.99 upfront cost.
So as the difference per month would be £48 over 24 months, I'll save
£18 and the contract is for only 12 months.
I call that win - win.
I got the new E5573bs-322 4G Mi-Fi for use in the motorhome. It has
one minor disadvantage over my current old E5573. There is no
external antenna socket. So I will use it as a spare for when the
antenna is required. In practice, I've only used it a couple of
times.
I could have got a mains powered B311 but I will continue to use my
existing B310.
I swap one SIM between the mains at home and the battery powered when away.
The battery is the same in the old and new. As the old one is four
years older (dates on battery), I effectively get a new battery for
nowt. Although as the old battery is not showing signs of old age, I
now have a spare.
Alan.
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Three mobile broadband

Alan Morris
 

Three mobile broadband is now cheaper.

This morning I bought my 6th Mi-Fi, as my previous 12 month contract
for 100GB a month had passed it's minimum term. It was £30/month.

Now I get unlimited. I asked for the £22 per month for 24 months,
with zero upfront cost. I was offered only £20 per month for 12
months, with £29.99 upfront cost.

So as the difference per month would be £48 over 24 months, I'll save
£18 and the contract is for only 12 months.

I call that win - win.

I got the new E5573bs-322 4G Mi-Fi for use in the motorhome. It has
one minor disadvantage over my current old E5573. There is no
external antenna socket. So I will use it as a spare for when the
antenna is required. In practice, I've only used it a couple of
times.

I could have got a mains powered B311 but I will continue to use my
existing B310.

I swap one SIM between the mains at home and the battery powered when away.

The battery is the same in the old and new. As the old one is four
years older (dates on battery), I effectively get a new battery for
nowt. Although as the old battery is not showing signs of old age, I
now have a spare.

Alan.


Confused Communication

Ernest Bull
 

I’ve just become aware that my Mac’s Mail programme has not been collecting my Supanet posts since last year sometime. I am going through my Inbox on the Supanet WebMail pages, but it’s a slow business (So much spam) and if anyone had anything important to say, could you please forward your posts to ernb32@...

Sorry & Thanx.
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Re: The Motoroamers' Monthly Newsy News - April

Alan Morris
 

On Thu, 2 May 2019 at 19:38, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:

This couple are into their third year full timing was supposed to be a year but they loved it so much they’ve kept going
Like you Carol, I regularly receive it. Always a good read and
sometimes a good new download.

Alan.


The Motoroamers' Monthly Newsy News - April

Carol Weaver
 

This couple are into their third year full timing was supposed to be a year but they loved it so much they’ve kept going

They are great communicators and have several downloadable books and a YouTube channel too

Click the links in their post. There may be something for you. 

Easy to follow if you wish

Carol

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Subject: The Motoroamers' Monthly Newsy News - April
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Inspiring You To Travel                                                                   View this email in your browser

The Motoroamers' Newsy News 
 
Well April flashed by in a flash of a flashy thing! And with Easter in the mix I have no idea where that month disappeared to.

April has all been about the UK, getting personal and van MOT's done - all successfully we're pleased to add. Also Scoobie has had a service, got new brake pads, new shower base, new carpets and FINALLY a fixed Fridge Freezer. ICE - never thought I would get excited about having ice again. 

It's not until you have to do without something that you realise how much you take white goods like this for granted. 

We had a lovely sojourn with my mum and her gorgeous new man and 50th Birthday celebrations with a friend in the Norfolk Broads. And what a joy that area of the world is.  Highly recommend it.

And so on Easter Saturday we hit the shores of Europeland once again ready for our next big road-trip - SCANDINAVIA. Really excited about that.  In meantime I was able to tick off one of my Bucket List, visiting the tulip fields of Holland. They definitely gave me leaky eyes. A bit of culture came our way with King's Day on 27th, spending it with friends in Eindhoven and the magic of Keukenhof just blew my mind and my camera batteries! 

And now for the journey north to Denmark to explore all about Hygge and what makes this one of the happiest countries in the world. 

In amongst all of that we've been working hard on enhancing our YouTube Channel and rebranding it to Motoroaming TV. Loads of new things coming soon over there. We have also launched our latest offering in our FREE RESOURCES.
 

Karen, Myles and Scoobie.
April's Route Map - Part 1
April's Route Map - Part 2
Interactive Route-map
The big blog of April has to be about Portugal. Read about our 40 days in this gorgeous country with our interactive map.
Our Latest Guide
Our little saunter into Norfolk was a fabulous trip. Check out our highlights and Norwich video here.
BIG NEWS!

The latest edition to our Free Resources family is our Camping Cuisine Cookery book. It's taken me over two years to birth this resource based on meals that we enjoy to cook in Scoobie. And we so happy to share it with you - for FREE. Just click on the link or image below to get your copy. 43 recipes ranging from breakfast, lunch, suppers and snacks, these 63 pages and a Larder List will give you our meal inspirations. Enjoy every mouthful. 
Our featured blog this month
Check out our Bucket List visit to Holland's tulip fields and Keukenhof. What an amazing experience it was. 
And last and by no means least - our videos from this month!
Check out our Norfolk footage when we went messing about on the river. 
Check out our bulb field footage.
Wild Spot Profiles - just the one Mrs Wembly!
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Re: Midges in Scotland (was Off to Greece!)

ianbruce50
 

The midges become more numerous the further north and west you go.
They’re supposed to not be able to fly in windy conditions, so you could wait until storms are forecast!
Forget all the talk about Skin so Soft and any other preventatives - if the midges are out in force you are going to get eaten.
Best time of year to avoid them? Any time between Christmas and New Year!

Enjoy.


Re: Midges in Scotland (was Off to Greece!)

Buff and Hugh
 

Google threw up https://scotmountainholidays.com/all-things-hiking/how-to-have-a-midge-free-vacation-in-scotland/ which accords pretty much with our experience. In brief, it's best to go between late September and late May. Of course changing climate could affect this!

We were last in Scotland in 2017 between early May and the beginning of June. We spent much of the time in Eastern Scotland, then travelled anticlockwise round the coast from Inverness (mostly on the NC500, as it happens, but we would prefer to ignore that!). Our first significant encounter with midges was on 3rd June when we met them in force in the Torridon area and at the Inverewe garden. We fled east, but they pursued us half way across the country. Luckily we were due to return home anyway.

Even in midge season the problem can, in our experience, be quite patchy. We have in fact enjoyed holidays on the west coast in July and August and only encountered them in a few places each time. Long ago (1971) I spent a whole week in Ardnamurchan in early September and didn't encounter a single midge. However, when they do strike they can be hell.


Re: Off to Greece!

Alan Morris
 

On Tue, 30 Apr 2019 at 19:47, Buff via Groups.Io
<huffbuffforums=googlemail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Regarding NC500: Go soon. You might (just) beat the midges! (And buy a hoodie-like "midge jacket".) The scenery is wonderful, but as Carol says you don't need to stick to the beaten track. Ardnamurchan and Moidart, for example, are just as beautiful in their way.
Thanks Hugh for raising the subject of midges.

We each bought whole head midgy nets on our last visit to Scotland.
My wife gets bitten excessively compared to most people. What's the
best time of the year for her?

Alan


Re: Off to Greece!

Buff and Hugh
 

Back on the main topic. The ourtour bloggers have recently listed Greece as one of their top three European countries for motorhoming. Their write-ups of each place that they have visited are very informative and I'm sure they would be helpful if you have specific questions.


Re: Off to Greece!

Buff and Hugh
 

Glad our friend's info has been helpful. Enjoy planning your trip!

Regarding NC500: Go soon. You might (just) beat the midges! (And buy a hoodie-like "midge jacket".) The scenery is wonderful, but as Carol says you don't need to stick to the beaten track.  Ardnamurchan and Moidart, for example, are just as beautiful in their way.

Hugh


Re: Off to Greece!

Carol Weaver
 

Yes three years ago and several times before they even dreamed up the name. We are leaving tomorrow but will not stick to route as it’s too busy tbh

We are really going up to see friends of over 40 years who have been diagnosed with dementia but it’s just part of our trip and the original reason to go. 

Scenery on west coast is fabulous but so is Scotland all over. 

Facebook group 

Great info and help with a fab map

Carol


On Tue, 30 Apr 2019 at 19:29, Sandytrax <brianinspain12@...> wrote:
Thanks to all you good folks who offered responses to my query.
Wow Hugh, your friend’s info was very inspiring. Thank you.

I’ve now postponed my trip until September to allow for more planning.
Normally, I just take off and see what happens!

Meanwhile, I’m contemplating the NC500 in Scotland.
Anyone done that?!

best wishes
Brian



On 28 Apr 2019, at 23:08, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:

Hi Clara

Hope you are keeping well. Haven’t seen you post for ages

😄😄👍

Carol

On Sun, 28 Apr 2019 at 21:18, clara pascual via Groups.Io <balta_arias=yahoo.es@groups.io> wrote:
We have been in all those countries in our way to Greece twice. No problems at all.
This year is gonna be our 3rd time

Clara Pascual


El 26 abr 2019, a las 17:39, Buff via Groups.Io <huffbuffforums@...> escribió:

I've asked a friend for her comments on this. She and her partner travelled last year to Istanbul via Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, then returned via Greece, Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia Herzegovina. She loved Montenegro in particular. She has written as follows about the return trip:

 
Our trip back from Greece was through Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, then back into the EU (Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, France).  We unfortunately didn't have time to visit Macedonia or Serbia but would have liked to.  I would very highly recommend visiting the Balkans - especially Montenegro which was by far the most beautiful, breathtaking country of the whole trip.  Car insurance was not at all a problem.  There are offices at every major border to the countries where you can buy a green card.  This is usually a fixed price (roughly 50 euros for a month for each country).  We bought it at the border and then showed it to the border control as we passed through, along with our V5C.  At one border (Montenegro to Bosnia), the insurance booth was closed and the Bosnian border patrol officer was very helpful, said we can pick up a green card for Bosnia from a booth just back over in Montenegro.  We just did a U-turn, explained what we needed to the Montenegrin border officer and went to go and get one. I think actually it was 7 days green card and didn't cost too much, maybe 20 euros (make sure you carry cash as most of these places don't take card).  The Montenegrin border guy was totally fine - he held our passports while we went to get the green card as we explained we weren't returning to the country, just needed the shop.  Passport was then duly returned and we carried on into Bosnia no problems.
 
If you choose to go this route, I have a few must-see recommendations!...
 
Montenegro - there is nothing like exploring this country in a campervan, stunning!  Do not miss driving through Durmitor National Park.  We were travelling from Zabljek to Pluzine and the sat nav really wanted us to go all the way down and up again on the highway.  We instead followed a winding road (a quick Google Maps search suggests it's called the P14) and were rewarded with the most incredible views across the mountains.  Even Gavin was forced to admit that even Scotland isn't a patch on this!  We passed a couple of vans setting up for the night and wished we'd had more time to do the same, but we'd booked white water rafting near Pluzine (along the Tara River - the worlds 2nd deepest canyon after the Colorado River canyon) and had to crack on.  Speaking of Pluzine, there is a great little jazz cafe/restaurant/guest house called Zvono - one of the best meals of the trip, according to Gavin.  We also quite enjoyed the local lager, called Niksicko Pivo.
 
Just over the border by lake Shkodra on the Albanian side, there is an absolutely fantastic campsite.  As you know, we mostly wild camped but my goodness if all campsites were like this one then we would camp more often!  Very reasonable, very secure and safe, very international, very clean.  It's right on the shores of the lake with options for tents, campers and even glamping if you fancy renting a lodge.  There was a long jetty/pier walkway stretching out over the vegetation on the edge of the lake to the middle where you could jump off and swim.  Utterly idyllic.  There is a good restaurant on site too, with good and reasonable local cuisine.  We'd have happily stayed there three more night if we could.
 
Albania's tourism industry is rapidly growing (perhaps too rapidly with a lack of sophistication and real understanding of what travellers may look for in a country?  I missed seeing the "real" Albania but couldn't move for beach side resorts...) - it's billed as the Albania Riviera with the stunning coast but at a fraction of the cost of the equivalent in France.  As such there are tons of motorhomes everywhere and so it was hard to find a decent wild camping spot by the coast.  That said, the campsites or parking spaces are inexpensive.  We found a beautiful spot in a field right by the sea for a measly 5 euros, in amongst the goats!  I think we mostly found these places on park4night.
 
In Tirana I'd recommend a trip to BunkArt - this is an insanely huge underground bunker built by order of an ageing and increasingly paranoid Hoxha.  It is 5 storeys deep in the heart of the capital, built to house the whole government if needed.  It's now been opened to the public as a art gallery/museum.  Really fascinating.  There are over a quarter of a million bunkers of various sizes all over the country!!
 
Our favourite spot we parked, across the whole 5 months away, was at Lake Prespa, in Northern Greece.  Prespa lies at the border of Greece, Albania and N Macedonia.  We found the most idyllic of all spots via park4night.  I feel like those people who don't want to share a good spot so it's not ruined but I couldn't be so selfish as to keep this one to myself, it's just too beautiful!  If we'd had more time, we'd have liked to also explore Lake Ohrid particularly on the Macedonia side.  We chose not to drive into Macedonia as it would have cost another 50 euros for the insurance and we'd only have been able to spare one day.  Instead we diverted back South to drive to the Albanian cost, via the Blue Eye spring.  If you have time, however, why would you not include it in your visit?
 
I haven't mentioned anything about Bosnia & Herzegovina.  We only managed to get 2 nights there, not even enough time to swing by Sarajevo.  We had such a tight schedule to get back - to put it into context, after Bosnia we went back down to Dubrovnik (couldn't go all the way there and miss that!) and then realised that we had a ferry booked from Calais in 7 days yikes!  In Bosnia, we visited Mostar and then the utterly beautiful town of Pocitlj - a pedestrian town built in stone set up the hillside with paths lined with pomegranate trees and the ever present olive trees.  From the castle ruins at the top you look down over the minaret of the mosque down to the river, where the sun set.  We only got a couple of hours there but I can see it as clearly as if I was still there.


That's all my friend has had time to write. I hope this might encourage a few more of us to consider venturing into these countries.

Hugh


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Re: Off to Greece!

Sandytrax
 

Thanks to all you good folks who offered responses to my query.
Wow Hugh, your friend’s info was very inspiring. Thank you.

I’ve now postponed my trip until September to allow for more planning.
Normally, I just take off and see what happens!

Meanwhile, I’m contemplating the NC500 in Scotland.
Anyone done that?!

best wishes
Brian



On 28 Apr 2019, at 23:08, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:

Hi Clara

Hope you are keeping well. Haven’t seen you post for ages

😄😄👍

Carol

On Sun, 28 Apr 2019 at 21:18, clara pascual via Groups.Io <balta_arias=yahoo.es@groups.io> wrote:
We have been in all those countries in our way to Greece twice. No problems at all.
This year is gonna be our 3rd time

Clara Pascual


El 26 abr 2019, a las 17:39, Buff via Groups.Io <huffbuffforums@...> escribió:

I've asked a friend for her comments on this. She and her partner travelled last year to Istanbul via Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, then returned via Greece, Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia Herzegovina. She loved Montenegro in particular. She has written as follows about the return trip:

 
Our trip back from Greece was through Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, then back into the EU (Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, France).  We unfortunately didn't have time to visit Macedonia or Serbia but would have liked to.  I would very highly recommend visiting the Balkans - especially Montenegro which was by far the most beautiful, breathtaking country of the whole trip.  Car insurance was not at all a problem.  There are offices at every major border to the countries where you can buy a green card.  This is usually a fixed price (roughly 50 euros for a month for each country).  We bought it at the border and then showed it to the border control as we passed through, along with our V5C.  At one border (Montenegro to Bosnia), the insurance booth was closed and the Bosnian border patrol officer was very helpful, said we can pick up a green card for Bosnia from a booth just back over in Montenegro.  We just did a U-turn, explained what we needed to the Montenegrin border officer and went to go and get one. I think actually it was 7 days green card and didn't cost too much, maybe 20 euros (make sure you carry cash as most of these places don't take card).  The Montenegrin border guy was totally fine - he held our passports while we went to get the green card as we explained we weren't returning to the country, just needed the shop.  Passport was then duly returned and we carried on into Bosnia no problems.
 
If you choose to go this route, I have a few must-see recommendations!...
 
Montenegro - there is nothing like exploring this country in a campervan, stunning!  Do not miss driving through Durmitor National Park.  We were travelling from Zabljek to Pluzine and the sat nav really wanted us to go all the way down and up again on the highway.  We instead followed a winding road (a quick Google Maps search suggests it's called the P14) and were rewarded with the most incredible views across the mountains.  Even Gavin was forced to admit that even Scotland isn't a patch on this!  We passed a couple of vans setting up for the night and wished we'd had more time to do the same, but we'd booked white water rafting near Pluzine (along the Tara River - the worlds 2nd deepest canyon after the Colorado River canyon) and had to crack on.  Speaking of Pluzine, there is a great little jazz cafe/restaurant/guest house called Zvono - one of the best meals of the trip, according to Gavin.  We also quite enjoyed the local lager, called Niksicko Pivo.
 
Just over the border by lake Shkodra on the Albanian side, there is an absolutely fantastic campsite.  As you know, we mostly wild camped but my goodness if all campsites were like this one then we would camp more often!  Very reasonable, very secure and safe, very international, very clean.  It's right on the shores of the lake with options for tents, campers and even glamping if you fancy renting a lodge.  There was a long jetty/pier walkway stretching out over the vegetation on the edge of the lake to the middle where you could jump off and swim.  Utterly idyllic.  There is a good restaurant on site too, with good and reasonable local cuisine.  We'd have happily stayed there three more night if we could.
 
Albania's tourism industry is rapidly growing (perhaps too rapidly with a lack of sophistication and real understanding of what travellers may look for in a country?  I missed seeing the "real" Albania but couldn't move for beach side resorts...) - it's billed as the Albania Riviera with the stunning coast but at a fraction of the cost of the equivalent in France.  As such there are tons of motorhomes everywhere and so it was hard to find a decent wild camping spot by the coast.  That said, the campsites or parking spaces are inexpensive.  We found a beautiful spot in a field right by the sea for a measly 5 euros, in amongst the goats!  I think we mostly found these places on park4night.
 
In Tirana I'd recommend a trip to BunkArt - this is an insanely huge underground bunker built by order of an ageing and increasingly paranoid Hoxha.  It is 5 storeys deep in the heart of the capital, built to house the whole government if needed.  It's now been opened to the public as a art gallery/museum.  Really fascinating.  There are over a quarter of a million bunkers of various sizes all over the country!!
 
Our favourite spot we parked, across the whole 5 months away, was at Lake Prespa, in Northern Greece.  Prespa lies at the border of Greece, Albania and N Macedonia.  We found the most idyllic of all spots via park4night.  I feel like those people who don't want to share a good spot so it's not ruined but I couldn't be so selfish as to keep this one to myself, it's just too beautiful!  If we'd had more time, we'd have liked to also explore Lake Ohrid particularly on the Macedonia side.  We chose not to drive into Macedonia as it would have cost another 50 euros for the insurance and we'd only have been able to spare one day.  Instead we diverted back South to drive to the Albanian cost, via the Blue Eye spring.  If you have time, however, why would you not include it in your visit?
 
I haven't mentioned anything about Bosnia & Herzegovina.  We only managed to get 2 nights there, not even enough time to swing by Sarajevo.  We had such a tight schedule to get back - to put it into context, after Bosnia we went back down to Dubrovnik (couldn't go all the way there and miss that!) and then realised that we had a ferry booked from Calais in 7 days yikes!  In Bosnia, we visited Mostar and then the utterly beautiful town of Pocitlj - a pedestrian town built in stone set up the hillside with paths lined with pomegranate trees and the ever present olive trees.  From the castle ruins at the top you look down over the minaret of the mosque down to the river, where the sun set.  We only got a couple of hours there but I can see it as clearly as if I was still there.


That's all my friend has had time to write. I hope this might encourage a few more of us to consider venturing into these countries.

Hugh


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Re: Using an awning without an awning rail.

Neill King \(MH-List\)
 

Many thanks. All in process.

 

 

From: motorhome-list@groups.io [mailto:motorhome-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Alan Morris
Sent: 27 April 2019 22:07
To: neill@...; motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] Using an awning without an awning rail.

 

Thanks for info Neill.  Just placed order for both.

 

Alan.

 

On Sat, 27 Apr 2019 at 18:51, Motorcaravanning.co.uk (Neill King) <neill@...> wrote:

You can use the site search to find the page with the part number 307205

http://www.motorcaravanning.co.uk/shopuk/faqs_finding_stuff.htm

 

 

 

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