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AO spring show

Postby bromleyxphil » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:32 pm

Whilst I wait of Brian rounding up the troops for this one.....I have handed over Neil’s roll of tape!!


I want to ask about another show in January
https://www.adventureshow.com/
Has anyone ever been? It’s in its 23rd year so I assume you old hands are one up on me. What’s the format? What’s the audience?


Brian I am not bullying you just I can’t live up to your superior organisational skills so AO is yours. Enjoy Scotland mate, we could have done with a running commentary on here.

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Re: AO spring show

Postby Avid64 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:57 pm

Hi Phil,

I've been to this show......

It caters more for organised trips and I found very little for independent travellers with trucks etc. Obviously, your mileage may vary as they say...... :D
There's certainly no components or adventure gear as such......or there wasn't when I was there.
Personally, I wouldn't go again. Some of the films of peoples trips were interesting but so is watching the travel channel, if you know what I mean.
Not worth the effort or cost of travelling down to London - I see its at Olympia, I'm sure it was at the Excel centre when I went, but I may be mistaken, I've been to bed since then :lol:

Cheers,

Dave

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Postby NeilandPat » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:15 pm

I concur.

We have been to this show and it was full of trade stands trying to sell us an organised tour. We did see a couple of interesting lectures but all in all it wasnt worth it for us and we lived relatively close by

Neil

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Re: AO spring show

Postby Brian-reynolds » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:17 am

bromleyxphil wrote:Whilst I wait of Brian rounding up the troops for this one.....I have handed over Neil’s roll of tape!!

Brian I am not bullying you just I can’t live up to your superior organisational skills so AO is yours. Enjoy Scotland mate, we could have done with a running commentary on here.


Handed over the tape? I bought my own I'll have you know Sir! (don't tell Pat, but I did not use any of it!)

I am still in Scotland and having a great time on roads/tracks that were built for narrow sheep, not trucks! Some of them are down right scary!

I am afraid I have to get on here if/when I can as I am still in search of a signal!

Thanks to Steve and Phil for some excellent pointers for places to visit!

I will eventually come back, but at the moment I am in no hurry! 800 miles and counting!

B.

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Re: AO spring show

Postby Michael » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:40 pm

With regards to the AO Spring show. Has anyone noticed Tom has now expanded it to include the International Camper Van Show?

Enjoy Scotland by the way Brian :D

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Re: AO spring show

Postby Brian-reynolds » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:39 pm

Michael wrote:With regards to the AO Spring show. Has anyone noticed Tom has now expanded it to include the International Camper Van Show?

Enjoy Scotland by the way Brian :D


Interesting. Thanks for the good wishes Michael! Just passed 1000 miles and still having fun! Biggest problem has been internet connection, or ANY connection for that matter! Which is why I am now sat in a very windy harbour near Fort William playing catch-up!

I have now been to the furthest Southern part of the Scottish mainland and have also been to the furthest Western part of Great Britain! All in the rain and on very narrow tracks, but once again, well worth it!

The truck has been excellent, even on the very narrow single lane "roads" I seem to be driving on one hell of a lot! Beautiful up here and very nice welcoming people! Just met two from New Zealand and one from Canada today! Happy days!

I have a booking for a guided tour of a hydro-electric power station on Monday, "Hollow Mountain" as advised by Crinkly Steve! Still way too much to see and do, even on my own!

Much advice from Steve and Phil! To be honest, I do not want to stop.....

B.

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Re: AO spring show

Postby DaveS » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:32 pm

Enjoy. Make sure you do the old military "snow road" when heading back, its stunning.

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Re: AO spring show

Postby Brian-reynolds » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:30 am

DaveS wrote:Enjoy. Make sure you do the old military "snow road" when heading back, its stunning.


Tell me more Sir! Please.....

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Re: AO spring show

Postby DaveS » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:57 pm

Hi Brian - we tripped over this my accident really, its the Highland "Snow Road" (A939) - 90 odd miles of winding mountain roads from Grantown-on-Spey down to Blairgowry - runs up over 2000 feet so is one of the highest roads in Britain, and really beautiful scenery.

Spotted a few places you could sensibly wild camp too...

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Re: AO spring show

Postby Brian-reynolds » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:21 pm

Thanks Dave, I did find it but now you have buggered up my "master plan" as I was going South, and that will mean me going North.... decisions decisions.....

Mind you, I was talking to a Coastguard chap a bit back and he said the highest road is near Glencoe, not up there.... unless I got confused, like I do....

He also informed me about the Viaduct that was filmed in the Harry Potter film is up here! I found out I drove past it yesterday! Bugger! It also turns out that the railway near to where I am now parked, was also used in the movie..... funny what you find out AFTER you have moved on....

Have you ever heard of forward-planning??? Na... me neither....


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