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Meet at the new Marjal - March 2012

Discussion in 'RALLIES & MEETS' started by Jim, Jul 16, 2011.

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  1. Jim

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    I am looking into the possibility of running a meet here between the 5th and the 25th March 2012. Here is the email response from Raimon, Look at the site, look at the prices, and let me know if you are interested. :thumb:


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  2. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster

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    Yes, very interested though his reply was as clear as an income tax form.

    We are stuck in UK due to wedding at end of Jan, so good timing for us.

    I have to say the place looks more like a supermarket than holiday resort, no character yet, but with a load of FUNsters that would give it character.
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  3. Reallyretired

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    Interested but may not be able to make it as we will be in Hong Kong around that time for a wedding.

    If we can come it will be at short notice I'm afraid.
  4. old-mo

    old-mo Funster - Life Member

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    We should be down there loitering some where JIm... in actual fact that would be about the time we should be thinking of heading back...

    So put us down, would be the finally of what we hope to be a good trip.. :thumb:
  5. Brisey

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    Hi Jim, Pam has just informed me that I am very interested in attending this rally.:Eek!:
    Better put my name down.
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    Brisey & Pam.
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  6. Pat4Neil

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    could be interested, more so if the timing was a little later, as we should be in Spain at that time anyhow.

    Pat
  7. chrisgreen

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    im up for it:thumb:
    i could do a fag and booze run to pay for it:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
  8. Snitrats

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    Could be interested, but a bit of a newbie to travel in Europe.What route is the best? How long
    do's it take to get there? What are the travel costs likely to be?:Cool:
  9. old-mo

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    Hi, Time factor Would depend on where or what port you would like to get across the channel...

    If you fancy driving down through France or want to get there quickly... and bypass France,, so many variations and permutations of getting there..

    Do you want a leisurely drive down, keeping off the toll roads or dont you mind paying a bit on tolls and getting there faster..

    So many if`s & but`s..

    Idealy if you have not done that sort of trip before, it would be good for you to meet up with some one going that has been before..

    The first longish trip I think every body is a bit apprehensive but after a couple of stops and a few miles it comes as second nature..

    We have done that journey many times, and if you would like I will pm or e.mail how we have done it in the past..

    Times from the various ports etc.

    But the costings would depend on What port,,, the size of your rig,, etc.. but you can get a rough idea on crossings etc, by going on the website`s of the popular Ferry sites across the channel and fill in your details up to the point of hitting the "Book Now Button"...

    As said if you want details of our last few trips and routes etc PM me your e.mail address and I will endeavor to send as much info as possible, but it would take ma a couple of days to check my Diary`s.. :thumb:
  10. hilldweller

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    I can be very easy. We already have tickets for Santander. We could drive from the port to the site in a day if we wished. Two days easy with a stop in Aranjuez. Very nice camp site in Aranjuez and it's worth a day to do the town and it's Royal Palace. About 500 miles from port. About £650 ferry for a modest van. A few more miles and stop in Toledo instead of Aranjuez. It's a very easy journey, would not tax anyone.

    At that time of year you could go via France and drive 1200 miles. With the ever increasing cost of fuel that £650 crossing is not as expensive as it looks.

    You can go via Santander and return via France.
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  11. hilldweller

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    Why not give us all the benefit of you experience Maurice.
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  12. old-mo

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    I will endeavor to bore you in a few weeks time Brian.. it would take me that long to sort out our various trips...

    Not counting when we lived there from 1983 to 1988 when we did similar trip a couple of times a year back to the UK..
    and again in 2000 to 2003.. :BigGrin:
  13. Snitrats

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    Just been looking at ferry sites, Do ferries run to Santander Feb & March ,can'nt seem to get a price.
  14. rayb182

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    If its later on in the year, say April, yes we're interested:thumb::thumb:
  15. hilldweller

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    Must do. Probably not listed yet.

    For what it's worth we were supposed to go last November but a family problem stopped us so we cancelled at the last minute and received a credit for £650 return fair. We are hoping there is no massive increase next year. There certainly is in the summer, well over £800 for the same trip when I looked at using the credit at a different time.

    You can't fault driving in Spain. It's a mind blowing journey from top to bottom, huge plains then a range of hills, huge plains then a range of hills, seems they have endless plains and hills. Because of the flat bits it can get a bit windy. Roads are good. There are tolls but often non-toll nearby.

    As always, pull up Google Maps, get directions and the route offered will be pretty spot on.
  16. old-mo

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    If I remember rightly that route finishes late October or early November and restarts early March...

    They have not put it on their timetable yet..:Sad:


    I think the only way to find out when and where they start next year would be to phone Brittany Ferries"

    Here = Call our UK Reservations Team on:
    0871 244 0744*

    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 08:30 - 19:30, Sat: 09:00 - 17:00, Sun: 09:00 - 16:30

    Contact us by email: customer.feedback@brittanyferries.com

    Contact us by post: Brittany Ferries, Millbay, Plymouth, Devon, England, PL1 3EW


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  17. MrJinks

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    Sorry Jim

    Heading back from Alicante region end of February. :Doh:


    Maybe next time
  18. old-mo

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    What`s another few weeks between friends Garry.. :Wink::thumb:
  19. MrJinks

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    April's mortgage .............if I don't get back in March to earn some money :cry:
  20. old-mo

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    "Deligate". send the wife back on a plane... :Wink:
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