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Mike and Susies IoM pics...

Post by Mike1973 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:28 am

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After a seven hour drive to our campsite on the Wirrell on Thursday, a sleepless night due to gale force winds and rain, (kombi rocking for all the wrong reasons :roll: ) we finally get to Liverpool on time Friday morning... :hello1:

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Shame the ferry was cancelled... :evil: Chewie and Ade already hot footing it to Heysham to try their luck there. We meet up with Savs and manage to get booked on the 02.15 crossing from Heysham... Great, only 18 hours to kill then... :roll:

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Drove down to Morecambe for the afternoon, on Ian's recommendation. Time flew by there.

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Then on to the bustling port of Heysham...

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Saturday, we arrival!

Post by Mike1973 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:46 am

We'll neatly side step the ferry crossing over. Suffice to say I spent it either locked in a cubicle, or lying on the floor in the fetol position wishing the world would end. It was a tad rough...

Anyway, we didn't sink, or end up washed up on Blackpool beach. Here we are lined up in Douglas very early Saturday morning, ready for a game of 'Follow that Corsa!'

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Arrival at Cronk Aashen Farm.

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Saturday, Party Time!

Post by Mike1973 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:14 am

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After spending most of Saturday recovering from the Perfect Storm, it was time to start enjoying ourselves! Good business at the B-B-Q...

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Meanwhile, back at the Ranch....

Bunchaskankers getting everyone warmed up...
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My photography getting worse as the evening wears on... Something to do with the bottomless glass of Solway Cider... :drunken: Cheers Gary :wink:, but boy did I regret it in the morning... Sat morn - Sea Sick, Sun Morn - Cider Sick... :roll: :lol:

Talking of bottomless...

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Post by vwbuzzers » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:29 am

Cool pics mike, great meeting up with you and your lovely family you should be proud of them.

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Post by jezek » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:55 am

top pics mike , glad you all got back ok , bet you didnt have the same probs as me getting up that last ramp at liverpool - i got stuck and went looking for bits of wood to get me up the ramp :roll:
thinking of keeping these wheels on the panel so i dont have same prob :wink:
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Post by Byron Bamboo » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:45 am

Great pics!..

Glad you made it there and back ok..

Looked like a cracking show.. see you this weekend hopefully.
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Post by WILL » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:03 am

Great photos Mike. You don't see too many people going to a BBQ dressed like this :lol:

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'Twas rather cold :reindeer:

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Post by mrscloudinspector » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:34 am

Great pics Mike :wink:
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Re: Saturday, Party Time!

Post by A67 MAN » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:05 pm

Mike1973 wrote: Talking of bottomless...

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Excellent pics Mike !!!! The local girls enjoying themselves I see :roll: less of Sav's But more of his bus 8)

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Sunday Pics!

Post by Mike1973 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:45 pm

Cheers peeps! here's the rest...

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Luckily the Sunday Cruise wasn't until mid-day, plenty of time to recover from my cider induced hangover...
Lining up in the lane outside the farm... Sorry, no photo's of Susie expertly diffusing the situation when the silly old ****'s came back in their 4x4 and started f-ing and blinding that we were blocking the road :roll: :twisted:

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Ade and Dean, not that you can see them. Make that Martin and Garry instead...
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Sav's bus... jaw droppingly gorgeous
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Mooragh Park. Bitter out... hands well and truely in pockets. Mike and Sav throwing caution to the wind and braving the elements without hats.
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The IoM Vdub Club! 8) :salute:
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Sunday afternoon

Post by Mike1973 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:55 pm

After a very pleasant drive down to Ians for a cuppa and a slice of cake, we decide to take the very scenic mountain route back to the campsite for tea.

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Zombi Kombi made a good impression of a mountain goat
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Not used to hills here in Southampton, the views were breathtaking
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Back in time for some bus shuffling in the barn
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Sunday evening entertainment was Trevor Nelson. Unfortunately I didn't got a photo of him so you'll never know if it really was Radio 1 DJ and TV presenter or not...

Chilling out in the cold corner
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Best seats in the saloon
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Post by Mike1973 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:25 pm

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Last day on the Isle of Man :(
I followed in Si and Mikes and the Cloudinspectors footsteps and went for a hike up the mountain. Got about halfway before driving winds, altitude sickness, heart beating like a ****d clock, made me think halfway was a good place to reach, so walked round the middle instead. Took loads of photos, but all on 35mm on my dinosaur of an SLR... it usually takes me a couple of years to get round to developing a film out of it :roll:
You'll have to put up with a photo Susie took in the farm while I was pretending I was Bear Grylls.

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Back in Douglas, the bus sporting some hike acquisitions
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At the ferry port.
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Why can't all ferry crossing be like this... :roll:
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Chewie teaching Harry the blocks game... then losing
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Post by WILL » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:35 am

Movie star "Scar Face" signs autograph :wink:

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Great photos Mike 8)

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Post by Mike1973 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:31 am

WILL wrote:Movie star "Scar Face" signs autograph :wink:
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Post by nick » Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:55 pm

fantastic photos again mike... chewie what happened to your face... you wer'nt wrestling with the goats heads on the zombi kombi were you???

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