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Old 04-22-2009, 01:20 AM   #11
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Re: My first planned trip in my Van!

Chevy parked up for a rest:


And now for some more scenery, fields and stream:


Old crooked trees and standing stones from Celtic times:


Small marsh flowers in bloom:


Spring near old Celtic village, also some sort of worshiping place:


Shield and totem:


Miss Piggy...


... and piglets:


Iron Age fort "Castle Henllys":


Reed thatched huts (note the blackening from the fireplace in the center of the hut):
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:28 AM   #12
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Iron Age tools:


Wicker baskets:


Nature awakening, springtime:


Beautiful Primroses:


More Primroses


Small stream under the trees:


Brave little chap! Water was very cold (10įC):


Carn Fy, Prescelly Mountains, Wales, UK:


Cattle Grid, stops cattle changing fields but allows vehicles past:


Really small road, almost dirt track:
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:32 AM   #13
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More sheep live here than humans! Gorse in flower (Ulex Europaeus):


Semi-Wild horses:


Fole:


Ok dad! When are we really going camping! I am board of staying in the house!
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:36 AM   #14
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Well there you go, hope I didn't get too board
I loved the trip, but not being able to camp (due to family visit) got me really frustrated and now I really want to get going!

Photos were taken with a Lumix DMC-FZ5
Feel free to ask me any questions
Hope you like...
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:07 AM   #15
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Great trip report. It looks like you had good weather for most of the trip. Did you get to Stonehenge while in Great Britain?
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:42 AM   #16
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Hi,
No we didn't pass Stonehenge. We drove down the A303 as far as point A (Andover) then onto the A342. Stonehenge, as you can see on the map (see link below) is further down the road 14 miles, that is point B.

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It is nice to look at but hordes of people just to look at some stones... I believe nowadays you even have to pay to get close...
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:16 PM   #17
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Great report, and thanks for posting it. Iíve never been out of the US and your pictures are very interesting. Itís cool to see a trip report from/about another continent, so keep them coming.
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Cool. By the looks on the faces of those two smiling kids in the van... this was definitely a well received trip.


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Thank you for your encouragements...
I will do my best to get some EU trip reports coming through
Maybe one day I will be able to get a PH top fitted and then it would be more real!
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Maybe one day I will be able to get a PH top fitted and then it would be more real!
Maybe on that day I'll be able to look at your table seats without wincing at the thought of you folded in there like a taco!

Are there old Westys or VW vans with PH tops you could salvage?

See Spurious' Top: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=2327#p21734
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