HomeFAQSearchRegisterLog in
*Welcome to 4x4 Overland Travel! The Community Resource for 4x4's, Overland Travel, Touring, Green Laning & All kinds of Expedition Vehicles! Guests, "Register" for FREE and join our Community*
Bought a Product or Accessories recently? - Got something to say about it? - Leave a Review in the "Review" section.

Share | 
 

 Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next
AuthorMessage
roamingman
Terrain Master
Terrain Master
avatar

Posts : 1372
Join date : 2010-12-26
Age : 69
Location : Nearly thier

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:28 am

Tom Mc wrote:
Or next to an airport! As they didn't have a venue this year I actually offered to allocate an area for HUBB at AO`15, but they wanted to keep HUBB as a totally separate event.  Fair enough, you can but help.

I had a feeling you would offer, clinking teacups

_________________
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com
130sasha.co.uk - Home
Back to top Go down
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com/
Silverfox
Gate Opener
Gate Opener


Posts : 25
Join date : 2013-06-10
Age : 68
Location : Salisbury, Wiltshire

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:02 pm

Hi Guys
Sorry for delay in replying have both been down with the dreaded lerg since before the new year.
Yes fine with me re the magazine article question. Hope you are not too snowed in and has got some power supplies Kevin.
Looking forward to Saturday see you all there!
Cheers Guys clinking teacups
Back to top Go down
roamingman
Terrain Master
Terrain Master
avatar

Posts : 1372
Join date : 2010-12-26
Age : 69
Location : Nearly thier

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:26 pm

Hi John
we have approx 1" of snow and we always keep enough food and coal/wood, for this time of year.

_________________
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com
130sasha.co.uk - Home
Back to top Go down
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com/
colley2.8
Gate Opener
Gate Opener
avatar

Posts : 44
Join date : 2012-12-03

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:27 pm

Hi guys
I would be up for the magazine article however, I don't think they would been keen to put a photo of my frontera in a Land Rover mag Laughing
Back to top Go down
roamingman
Terrain Master
Terrain Master
avatar

Posts : 1372
Join date : 2010-12-26
Age : 69
Location : Nearly thier

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:29 pm

They put jeeps in so why not,

_________________
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com
130sasha.co.uk - Home
Back to top Go down
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com/
Mudplugging
Cleaner
Cleaner


Posts : 58
Join date : 2012-11-06
Age : 59
Location : Kent

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:24 am

I have np problem with it going in the mags see you all Saturday
Back to top Go down
Tembo
Articulating
Articulating
avatar

Posts : 553
Join date : 2012-09-28
Location : Milton Keynes

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:57 am

colley2.8 wrote:
Hi guys
I would be up for the magazine article however, I don't think they would been keen to put a photo of my frontera in a Land Rover mag Laughing

Sure they would...especially if it is a picture of you stuck and a landie pullling your out!

_________________
"We've got a date with Destiny...and she's ordered the lobster!"
Back to top Go down
roamingman
Terrain Master
Terrain Master
avatar

Posts : 1372
Join date : 2010-12-26
Age : 69
Location : Nearly thier

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:36 am

Just found this on the HUBB, some nice things to see in Chefchaouen

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30432938

just don't smoke, clinking teacups

_________________
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com
130sasha.co.uk - Home
Back to top Go down
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com/
colley2.8
Gate Opener
Gate Opener
avatar

Posts : 44
Join date : 2012-12-03

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:07 am

Tembo wrote:
colley2.8 wrote:
Hi guys
I would be up for the magazine article however, I don't think they would been keen to put a photo of my frontera in a Land Rover mag Laughing

Sure they would...especially if it is a picture of you stuck and a landie pullling your out!


I'm going to stick some Land Rover badges on it Laughing
Back to top Go down
wideformat4x4
Terrain Adept
Terrain Adept
avatar

Posts : 816
Join date : 2011-01-20
Age : 59
Location : Marcham, Oxfordshire

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:47 pm

colley2.8 wrote:
Tembo wrote:
colley2.8 wrote:
Hi guys
I would be up for the magazine article however, I don't think they would been keen to put a photo of my frontera in a Land Rover mag Laughing

Sure they would...especially if it is a picture of you stuck and a landie pullling your out!


I'm going to stick some Land Rover badges on it Laughing

I remember Andy Hurst doing the opposite he had a massive vauxhall logo on the bonnet of his discovery.
He didn't get ridiculed too much.

_________________
Seek not excess, God hateth he who roams !


Defender 300TDI - 110

www.4x4eurotours.com
Back to top Go down
wideformat4x4
Terrain Adept
Terrain Adept
avatar

Posts : 816
Join date : 2011-01-20
Age : 59
Location : Marcham, Oxfordshire

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:01 pm

roamingman wrote:
Just found this on the HUBB, some nice things to see in Chefchaouen

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30432938

just don't smoke, clinking teacups

Normal old BBC claptrap trying to sensationalise everything.
It's no big deal ok so its the hash capital of the local area but you just say no and they leave you alone, it was much more intimidating driving through the mountains in the early evening with people jumping out from behind bushes etc trying to sell you hash.

As you say Kevin "just say no"

I wouldn't mind having a look around Chefchouen town a bit more on this visit if we stop there.
I only really saw the campsite last time and a few streets on our way in and out of town oh and your shortcut Kevin avoiding a pile of dead goats ready for the bar b que.

_________________
Seek not excess, God hateth he who roams !


Defender 300TDI - 110

www.4x4eurotours.com
Back to top Go down
Tom Mc
Founder
Founder
avatar

Posts : 3761
Join date : 2010-12-10
Location : Sant Boi de Lluçanès, Catalunya, Spain

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:54 pm

wideformat4x4 wrote:
roamingman wrote:
Just found this on the HUBB, some nice things to see in Chefchaouen

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30432938

just don't smoke, clinking teacups

I wouldn't mind having a look around Chefchouen town a bit more on this visit if we stop there.
I only really saw the campsite last time and a few streets on our way in and out of town oh and your shortcut Kevin avoiding a pile of dead goats ready for the bar b que.
Sounds like early evening in Coventry!

_________________
Visit the free online resource - www.europe4x4mag.com
Back to top Go down
Tembo
Articulating
Articulating
avatar

Posts : 553
Join date : 2012-09-28
Location : Milton Keynes

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:46 am

Well, if we take an early morning ferry, get through Moroccan customs with no hassle, we could be in Chefchouen by midday (even with stopping to change money, get insurance). So would be no problem to have a wander through the medina in the afternoon. If we are delayed at all, we could do it on the return leg as well. Maybe find a nice restaurant for a dinner in town as well.


_________________
"We've got a date with Destiny...and she's ordered the lobster!"
Back to top Go down
Tembo
Articulating
Articulating
avatar

Posts : 553
Join date : 2012-09-28
Location : Milton Keynes

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:53 am

I have been working my way through preparing a series of sat images of our route, marking out key areas of terrain or road junctions we need to find. I will bring these along on Saturday to go through. I will probably get at least one set printed off as well. Some have lat/long grids on them in areas where that might help.

I will burn of a couple of CDs with all the maps/sat images. I would not want us to have too many printed copies though...might make customs/police/military nervous if we are travelling around with detailed satellite imagery in border areas.


_________________
"We've got a date with Destiny...and she's ordered the lobster!"
Back to top Go down
Tom Mc
Founder
Founder
avatar

Posts : 3761
Join date : 2010-12-10
Location : Sant Boi de Lluçanès, Catalunya, Spain

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:28 am

On the Dakar nobody had decent maps of Libya, which in 1989 just happened to be the first country on the rally route in North Africa. Via a colleague (ex British military) I managed to get my sticky mits on the latest U.S. military satellite maps showing dunes, depressions, dried up wadis, the works!

Bearing in mind this wasn't long after U.S. warplanes had killed Gaddafi's son in a raid, I shudder to think what the implications would have been if we were found with them. Young and naive, that's all I can say!

_________________
Visit the free online resource - www.europe4x4mag.com
Back to top Go down
Tembo
Articulating
Articulating
avatar

Posts : 553
Join date : 2012-09-28
Location : Milton Keynes

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:13 pm

Had a good planning meeting yesterday at the Doghouse. I will send out some informal minutes with the highlights on our email distribution list. We had a good look at the desert portion of the trip on the sat images as well...looks challenging! I think we have managed to take all the lessons learned from the first trip to make a better plan this time...while still leaving lots of room to get lost a bit and discover new things we couldn't have planned for.

Still 2.5 months to go, but getting excited....

_________________
"We've got a date with Destiny...and she's ordered the lobster!"
Back to top Go down
roamingman
Terrain Master
Terrain Master
avatar

Posts : 1372
Join date : 2010-12-26
Age : 69
Location : Nearly thier

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:36 pm

I like it when a plan comes together, clinking teacups

_________________
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com
130sasha.co.uk - Home
Back to top Go down
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com/
sundowners
Just Bought 4x4
Just Bought 4x4


Posts : 81
Join date : 2013-07-20
Location : Suffolk UK

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:32 pm

It's funny how the unplanned things turn out to be the most memorable though
Nigel
Back to top Go down
Mudplugging
Cleaner
Cleaner


Posts : 58
Join date : 2012-11-06
Age : 59
Location : Kent

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:15 am

Good to meet up with you all will see you in Spain
Back to top Go down
wideformat4x4
Terrain Adept
Terrain Adept
avatar

Posts : 816
Join date : 2011-01-20
Age : 59
Location : Marcham, Oxfordshire

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:10 am

Yep good meeting lots of stuff sorted, can't wait to get started

_________________
Seek not excess, God hateth he who roams !


Defender 300TDI - 110

www.4x4eurotours.com
Back to top Go down
colley2.8
Gate Opener
Gate Opener
avatar

Posts : 44
Join date : 2012-12-03

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:42 am

Hi guys hope your all well.
I have finally got my annual leave sorted out at last! Now I have a bit of a dilemma regarding travel arrangements.
I'm currently trying to decide if to travel to the south of Spain with John and James using the ferry to Spain, or to leave on the 28th of March traveling though France and Spain spending the week exploreing the East Coast of Spain. On our last trip in 2013 was the first time I had been to main land Spain and I really liked it.
I have been looking at pros and cons eg extra milage on the truck etc... And I'm undecided at the moment. Was thinking of exploring andora, Barcelona then following the coast down to tarifa.
What do you think? Is it worth it?
Back to top Go down
roamingman
Terrain Master
Terrain Master
avatar

Posts : 1372
Join date : 2010-12-26
Age : 69
Location : Nearly thier

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:15 am

Dilys me + Ian and Jackie, are getting the ferry over on the 25 March to drive down that route, clinking teacups

_________________
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com
130sasha.co.uk - Home
Back to top Go down
http://teddybearspicnic.webs.com/
Tembo
Articulating
Articulating
avatar

Posts : 553
Join date : 2012-09-28
Location : Milton Keynes

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:54 pm

Steve,
I looked at the two options earlier. Cost wise, they end up about the same...although you will be going further east, so fuel would be a bit more. I'd say exploring Spain would be worth it if you have the time. I imagine you could catch up with Ian & Jackie, Kevin & Dilys as well somewhere along the way. Gary, John and I will be doing Portugal on the way down.
Let us know what you decide
James

_________________
"We've got a date with Destiny...and she's ordered the lobster!"
Back to top Go down
wideformat4x4
Terrain Adept
Terrain Adept
avatar

Posts : 816
Join date : 2011-01-20
Age : 59
Location : Marcham, Oxfordshire

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:08 pm

Hi Steve, I pretty much did the route your looking at down the east coast on the last trip it was really nice but tbh it is a bloody long way, I clocked over 1600 miles one way.

We skipped the big cities Barcelona, Valencia Malaga etc as they are just manic did drive through Valencia though that was enough.

We stopped in the south of Normandy first night then on to the midi Pyrenees stopping near Cahors then into Andorra off road into Spain stopping a a small town called Sort then crossed the Pyrenees on to the coast stopping in a small fishing village then followed the coast south like I said leapfrogging the big cities and staying in small ports and campsites right on the beaches lovely people very friendly great scenery.
Favourite place we stopped was Valez about 20k from Malaga, I would love to go back at some point but its just finding time far too much to see hence west coast and Portugal this trip.

If you fancy the east coast I have campsite details etc if you want them.

_________________
Seek not excess, God hateth he who roams !


Defender 300TDI - 110

www.4x4eurotours.com
Back to top Go down
Silverfox
Gate Opener
Gate Opener


Posts : 25
Join date : 2013-06-10
Age : 68
Location : Salisbury, Wiltshire

PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:45 am

Just sorting out my menus so as to make the meals more interesting this time. is any one planning to bring a Dutch over or a wok that could be used for communal cooking, its just to give more options to the menus.
Not long know really getting excited now!!!!!!

clinking teacups
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...   

Back to top Go down
 
Return to N.E. Morocco 2015...
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 8 of 10Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Return to NE Morocco 2015
» NE Morocco 2015 hot wash up...
» NE Morocco 2015 video
» Return pumps
» London to Morocco and back 2010

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
4x4 Overland Travel :: PROPOSED - Overland Trips & Expeditions-
Jump to: