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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:20 am

Hi againe we are now about one day away from Calais, diveing in the rain in Spain and France has been like driving through a shower, for 2 days non stop, then one day fog all day, and yes very very cold, quess what heater stoped working, it was too hot in Morocco now freezing.
But when we get to Dover we still have about 1000 miels to home.
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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:40 am

Good to hear Kevin. Keep us updated when you have a chance. Will be happy to hear when you are finally at home. I think the worst part of the weather is that next time we do an October trip south, it will be hard to find the motivations to come back north...at least until spring!

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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:41 pm

We are now in the UK, in Basildon, going to see some people on the way home, so be thier late next week. clinking teacups 
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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:42 am

mate thats been a long event filled trip...good to be back in the UK..?

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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:55 am

Good news your back in the uk mate safe trip back up to bonnie Scotland clinking teacups 

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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:00 am

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Good to hear Kevin. Keep us updated when you have a chance. Will be happy to hear when you are finally at home. I think the worst part of the weather is that next time we do an October trip south, it will be hard to find the motivations to come back north...at least until spring!
Tell me about it, now been in Normandy for nearly 3 weeks and It's rained nearly every day and on one day it didn't rain it snowed, I'm bloody freezing at least I've got Cyprus to look forward to in 3 weeks Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:02 am

Hi K & D
We are so relieved to know that you are back on UK soil--------still a long way from home though:shock: 
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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:10 am

Tembo wrote:
I think the worst part of the weather is that next time we do an October trip south, it will be hard to find the motivations to come back north...at least until spring!
That's the reason that, if we only have a short spell away, we try to get back in the Spring--Not worked out too well this winter as we have to be back in early March:(  Sad -----but at least we should have some time out of UK Smile Smile ------If all goes to plan, we should get a month in Maroc.
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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:59 am

Yoda & SWMBO landed at my place yesterday, off tomorrow to their relatives in Blackpool - they're getting there slow but sure. Hope they wrap up, still no heater in the camper, just hope it doesn't snow as they head forever northwards. Snow + a cold windscreen ain't a good combination. No 

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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:08 am

Hope they get the heater sorted my inlaws are in Ballater this week and sent me a picture of the Leckt and there are people skiing there, K and D live further north so it could be a cold journey, not good affraid 

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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:27 pm

Update, we are now in Blackpool, and are getting a bit of hot air from heater, keeps the chill out.
Will be home Friday, unless thier is a snow blizard. clinking teacups 
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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:20 pm

Glad to hear you have broken the back of the return trip and warmth has returned to the truck

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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:46 am

Weather is Ok in North East Scotland at the moment. We had a reasonable fall of snow last week with some of the higher roads closed but everything is clear now and the snow has gone from the lower levels. Looking like it is staying mild for the rest of the week.
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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:58 am

You made it to Blackpool - good stuff. clapping 

Now all I have to do is replenish stocks of tea and coffee, and face the electricity bill for the treble use of the kettle. Strewth, they drink a lot of hot stuff! Razz 

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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:43 pm

Well are trip still ongoing, vist son and daughter in edinbough left saturday morning 9.30 am and 9.50 bang tractor turened across the front, now awaiting recovery home in the morning, not sure thier is anythink more to happen?? we were in hospital all day yesderday, but both ok just some bruises.
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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:16 am

mate not good,..doh ......well good to know your both ok bet you cant wait to be back home......thumbsup 

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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:56 am

Ecky thump guys, I shouldn't think anything more could happen to you, you really have had bad luck for the whole of this trip one way or another, the important thing is that you are both OK. How bad is Sasha is she repairable?
Should think you are glad to be on home turf now, its been a long adventurous trip one way or another.
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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:20 am

Holy crap mate there cant be anything else to go wrong.
Glad you are both ok

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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:18 pm

Glad to hear you are both OK. Sasha can be mended I am sure but people are bit harder to bang the dents out of. But good to hear you will finally be home and can rest for a while. Lots of stories to tell next time we are all together I am sure!


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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:26 pm

Thought I might update on Tembo while I am online as well. He is currently sitting at Rogers of Bedford waiting for his fuel injection pump to come back from a rebuild. It has had a slow drip for a while and needed to get sorted for an MOT. So, I expect him back by the end of the week. Then time to get started at stripping off that crappy pink paint. I have decided to paint Tembo a BS381C-359 Middle Buff...a light brown colour that is a bit darker than your standard desert sand. Sadly, it will have to be a 'satin' paint rather than matt but I figure painting with a brush and roller the shine wont be too bad.

I am also converting the front end to a Series III set up with shortened bonnet and indented Grill and radiator panel. So will be looking for a winch in the spring. So, Tembo will be coming out with a new look for Tom's first show in June.

I will also be sourcing a decent CB and NOT buying it from 4x4 CB!

So, lots to keep me busy this winter...

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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:26 pm

I can't believe you are not keeping Tembo pink.
Do you know how much trouble I had to go through to get you the paint in the first place Very Happy 
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I think a dark sand is the way to go.

I've been looking at a 90 pick up thought I might as well go the whole hog if i'm looking at saving weight etc.
I looks to be an oldie but goody the owner has spent some money but run out before getting to the interior so it could be the one for me !

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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:51 am

Sounds good...we can see who can get through the toughest spots next time. Maybe your 90 can even match Tembo for never getting stuck once!

And if you want I can help you choose a colour if you want to paint it...I will even volunteer to go buy the paint for you!

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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:31 am

That sound good, as I have had some experience of painting a Land rover I''ll happily give you a hand to paint it!!!!!  laughing pound 

Have got my duel burner stove sorted so that is ready to be used on the next trip, I have also managed to purchased a lifesaver jerry can, a 20000ltr version for the price of a 10000ltr version. As I thought it would make sense to have one and reduce the amount of water carried (I had 80kgs of water) it would also provide a fallback in case anything happened to Tembo's one. Looking forward to see the remodeled Tembo,
Am still cleaning all the sand out, I think that is going to be a ongoing project but never mind, it was brilliant and can't wait to get out there again.

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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:36 am

Thanks mate, it's a shame it's been resprayed in green with the mandatory white roof but if I do get it and I want to repaint I know who to call thumbsup

Good call on the lifesaver mate a pound saved and all that

On the cleaning front I've spent a day on the interior of mine and you wouldn't know I've touched it.
Ill give it another go when I get home and have a go on the exterior with a mop and try and bring the paintwork back

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PostSubject: Re: N.E. Morocco Wash Up...   Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:47 am

roamingman wrote:
Well are trip still ongoing, vist son and daughter in edinbough left saturday morning 9.30 am and 9.50 bang tractor turened across the front, now awaiting recovery home in the morning, not sure thier is anythink more to happen?? we were in hospital all day yesderday, but both ok just some bruises.
Hi Kevin & Dylis
We don't believe it :shock: :shock: -----so glad that you are both OK-----how bad is the Landy ????
did the damage come back as far as the motor ??-------------------It will be such a relief FOR EVERYONE when you get home-------this trip must have seemed like forever for you both----------
You are just about home (should be home by now) and we are on the ferry tomorrow on our way TO Morocco, We really hope our trip is not as 'interesting' as yours
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