A little often is better than nothing at all so my Other Half tells me! We have had a brilliant summer (Well NOT weather wise) travelling in our Minniebago. We set off in April with a visit to Mendip Height Caravan and camping club site – Brilliant cider and home baked Croissants are offered here. Plus I get to mooch around the town of Glastonbury which I love for its very interesting shops and characters!
After Glastonbury it was onto Bryn Gloch in Wales to meet up with other Bongonauts (Mazda bongo owners like ourselves) The weather for Wales was amazing – and the location of the campsite was good. Yes it was out in the sticks but scenery was lovely! We hoped the weather was a sign of things to come!
Now all I need to do is to work out how to get sensible sized pics on here!
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It has a panoramic view of Glastonbury Tor and the Somerset Levels
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Sitting here listening to the fireworks and the rain battering against the window it seems like summer is a long distant memory! We spent three weeks in the July and August touring Scotland, travelling all the way up to John O'Groats and the Isle of Skye. Our trusty Bongo didn't miss a beat, the weather was reasonably kind to us for the first two weeks but it went rapidly downhill the third week.
Skye was beautiful we found a lovely bay to wild camp in and the sunset that evening was stunning. Whilst on the island I visited the Shilasdair yarn company Geoff did a panorama inside the shop in which you can see what an ‘Aladdin’s Cave it was. The camping and Caravan club site on skye is right on the shore of Loch Greshornish.
We also spent a couple of nights at the Rosmarkie campsite on the shore of a half-moon bay on the Moray Firth which is a wonderful spot for Dolphin watching.
John O'Groats was so commercialised and really a disappointment. The shops were full of cheap foreign souvenirs. But I am determined to go back and take the ferry to the Orkneys.
As the weather began to worsen we rapidly headed Southwards calling in at Oban and Moffat on our way home. In all we covered over 2,500 miles so it was no surprise to find the bongo needed new brake pads!
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Thursday saw us heading towards the annual gathering of Bongos at Lickhill Manor in Stourport. Read More...
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The sun has been glorious the last two days but as a nation we are never satisfied. If it rains it’s too wet, if it doesn’t rain us gardeners are Read More...
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