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    Quote Originally Posted by Beemer View Post
    The place we visited was Ferragudo, across the river is Portimao
    Thought I recognised the place, we were moved from there by the GNR after 2 days last December. I suspect there was a complaint by a local dog walker because a very old Dutch couple were showering nude and washing each other down at the rear of their PVC. Up till then the GNR drove past twice a day with no issues. We'll try again next time in the area as a lovely little village close by with nice fish restaurants serving fish brought straight from the fishing boats.
    Were not here a long time so lets make it a good time

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    Different holidays
    Five hour delay!
    How long to drive for a two week holiday on the algarve?
    7 of you in a motor home, wildcamping no A/C give you two days!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnK View Post
    Thought I recognised the place, we were moved from there by the GNR after 2 days last December. I suspect there was a complaint by a local dog walker because a very old Dutch couple were showering nude and washing each other down at the rear of their PVC. Up till then the GNR drove past twice a day with no issues. We'll try again next time in the area as a lovely little village close by with nice fish restaurants serving fish brought straight from the fishing boats.
    So you are keeping the picy to ones self then instead of sharing with us here.
    Only dirty people wash

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnK View Post
    Thought I recognised the place, we were moved from there by the GNR after 2 days last December. I suspect there was a complaint by a local dog walker because a very old Dutch couple were showering nude and washing each other down at the rear of their PVC. Up till then the GNR drove past twice a day with no issues. We'll try again next time in the area as a lovely little village close by with nice fish restaurants serving fish brought straight from the fishing boats.
    Thatís the problem people park up expecting to stay for days and days thatís camping.
    Move on each day and then not as many problems.
    And donít sit outside
    Or camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevskoda View Post
    So you are keeping the picy to ones self then instead of sharing with us here.
    No photos it wasn't a pretty sight - to me anyway
    Were not here a long time so lets make it a good time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jays View Post
    Thatís the problem people park up expecting to stay for days and days thatís camping.
    Move on each day and then not as many problems.
    And donít sit outside
    Or camp.
    I take your point and we rarely stay anywhere more than three days BUT there are places where people stay weeks and months and thats tolerated by the authorities. That trip was 6 months for us so moving every day would have been tiresome and we would not have got to know places properly. I think in that particular case we were being tolerated until there was unacceptable behaviour from locals perspective and hence the action. I've no beef with that and happily moved on to a paid aire nearby.
    Were not here a long time so lets make it a good time

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    I agree, moving every day is tiresome.
    It is the folk who stay tor weeks thinking its there right to do so that can sometimes upset the local population.
    They are the folk who say ďwe are not wanted hereĒ and bitch and moan about how itís all changed.
    We all heard the old full timers.
    Different times , different rules.
    Just need to stay ahead of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jays View Post
    Different holidays
    Five hour delay!
    How long to drive for a two week holiday on the algarve?
    7 of you in a motor home, wildcamping no A/C give you two days!
    A different holiday, definitely, but we made the best of it like we do with everything.
    Sitting in a motorhome and sitting/standing in a busy, crowded airport lounge for 5 hours, I know which one I prefer.
    Ferry to northern Spain, easy 24hrs, drive to southern Portugal, 3 days if needed.
    Ridiculous to think of 7 in our motorhome for two weeks (not something I would do anyway), don't have to wildcamp, and we have done/do two weeks in Portugal, in the motorhome without A/C in hotter temperatures in Porto, and loved it, and it cost less than half the price we paid for the villa.
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    flying out of the main summer period or school holidays , the french air traffic controlers are less likely to be playing up so less delays.

    we also try to fly early morning from bristol... planes been there overnight so no knock on delays like you can get later in the day.

    once had a 9 hour delay cos the plane we were flying out on was still on the ground in greece with a hydraulic fault. luckily it was back in the old terminal at bristol when it still had a good kiddies play area....20 plus years ago.

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    Not what you are used to

    So all the niggles get exaggerated !

    In our MoHo we have had


    a few severe ( 2hrs) traffic jams Belgium and Germany
    more minor holdups
    A few dodgy nights in car-parks
    1 or 2 or 3 very bad nights
    some extended days driving before finding somwhere passable
    a few TomTom nightmares in towns with very narrow roads
    not always easy to find a nice lunch stop



    But we (all ?) put up with it as part of the "motorhome fun"
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