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Filthypig
13-09-2010, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by The-Vee@Sep 13 2010, 01:28 PM
You are right, I will say that: "Your son is not capable to drive safely without a drivers license, let alone at the age of 16 and you are one lousy parent for allowing him to do so".
Oooh I think you caught a big-un, Floyd :fishing: :D

Sim
13-09-2010, 04:00 PM
Fantastic report, definately somewhere to visit next year!


If you want to venture a little bit further afield, there are a couple of great museums at Speyer and Sinsheim.


Speyer has a genuine U boat and a russian equivalent of the space shuttle!

Kev_G
13-09-2010, 04:18 PM
Originally posted by Sim@Sep 13 2010, 05:00 PM
Fantastic report, definately somewhere to visit next year!


If you want to venture a little bit further afield, there are a couple of great museums at Speyer and Sinsheim.


Speyer has a genuine U boat and a russian equivalent of the space shuttle!
They look fanbloodytastic but not close to the ring :(

Pedro
13-09-2010, 04:35 PM
That wet Sunday was the day in which I did most laps, ever.

Always good meeting you and your family, Nige. :thumb:

Dave B
13-09-2010, 05:49 PM
He may be 16 now Floyd but he was only 14 when he drove you down to Devon that time......

CaptSolo
13-09-2010, 09:39 PM
Originally posted by Dave Boulder@Sep 13 2010, 05:49 PM
He may be 16 now Floyd but he was only 14 when he drove you down to Devon that time......
And I got my legal Texas License at 15. :fish:

Back to what this thread is actually about... that bunker looks awesome. A lot better than the ones I use in Kandahar.

Jim Cameron
13-09-2010, 09:45 PM
Walter Mitty namedropper....

How many people are in Kandahar? 5,000? More? :whistle:

CaptSolo
14-09-2010, 04:59 AM
Originally posted by Jim Cameron@Sep 13 2010, 09:45 PM
Walter Mitty namedropper....

How many people are in Kandahar? 5,000? More? :whistle:
A few more than bastion I suppose.

steve G
14-09-2010, 07:23 PM
we went today and found its only open at weekends and wednesdays :rolleyes:
we will be going tomorow :thumb:

Screacher
14-09-2010, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by steve G@Sep 14 2010, 08:23 PM
we went today and found its only open at weekends and wednesdays :rolleyes:
we will be going tomorow :thumb:
What? Kandahar? Or Bastion? :fish:

steve G
14-09-2010, 08:54 PM
no,the nuclear bunker :rolleyes: do try to keep up fella :thumb:

Mark
15-09-2010, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by Sim@Sep 13 2010, 05:00 PM
Speyer has a genuine U boat and a russian equivalent of the space shuttle!
B)

How long did it take you drive there? Couple of hours?

Dan
15-09-2010, 10:05 AM
Originally posted by Mark@Sep 15 2010, 10:44 AM
B)

How long did it take you drive there? Couple of hours?
:chin:

I see a plan forming

Mark
15-09-2010, 10:32 AM
Originally posted by Dan+Sep 15 2010, 11:05 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Dan @ Sep 15 2010, 11:05 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Mark@Sep 15 2010, 10:44 AM
B)

How long did it take you drive there? Couple of hours?
:chin:

I see a plan forming [/b][/quote]
Speyer is about 20mins from Hockenhein which is an hour away from Stuttgart should you wish to go to the Porsche Museum too. Fecking long day though.

Dan
15-09-2010, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by Mark+Sep 15 2010, 11:32 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Mark @ Sep 15 2010, 11:32 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by Dan@Sep 15 2010, 11:05 AM
<!--QuoteBegin-Mark@Sep 15 2010, 10:44 AM
B)

How long did it take you drive there? Couple of hours?
:chin:

I see a plan forming
Speyer is about 20mins from Hockenhein which is an hour away from Stuttgart should you wish to go to the Porsche Museum too. Fecking long day though. [/b][/quote]
Do it over 2 days, get a hotel?

Mark
15-09-2010, 10:45 AM
Originally posted by Dan+Sep 15 2010, 11:41 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Dan @ Sep 15 2010, 11:41 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by Mark@Sep 15 2010, 11:32 AM

Originally posted by Dan@Sep 15 2010, 11:05 AM
<!--QuoteBegin-Mark@Sep 15 2010, 10:44 AM
B)

How long did it take you drive there? Couple of hours?
:chin:

I see a plan forming
Speyer is about 20mins from Hockenhein which is an hour away from Stuttgart should you wish to go to the Porsche Museum too. Fecking long day though.
Do it over 2 days, get a hotel? [/b][/quote]
That would be better, it would give you more time and a chance to go to the Mercedes museum/factory in Stuttgart too.

Next year I&#39;m looking at doing a couple of fly-drive trips, this excursion has hire car written all over it :lol:

steve G
15-09-2010, 08:18 PM
we went today and it was great,if you want a guide that will do the tour in english you need to give them three days notice but we had a writen tour guide and it was fine :D
thank you Nige :thumb:

Nige
18-09-2010, 07:34 AM
Originally posted by steve G@Sep 15 2010, 08:18 PM
we went today and it was great,if you want a guide that will do the tour in english you need to give them three days notice but we had a writen tour guide and it was fine :D
thank you Nige :thumb:
Good to hear you enjoyed it. Interesting isn`t it &#33;

/ Thursday /

Phantasialand. Our annual trip to Phantasialand is something we still look forward to. We may know all the rides, but it is still an enjoyable day out. This year Bren was able to join us, he hadn`t been for several years. Ed (Crossie) also came, along with the Boulders and Andrew. The traffic approaching Phantasialand was pretty bad, a long queue on the motorway meant there would be quite a wait. Well, there would be a wait if I hadn`t been a typical BMW driver and driven to the front, then pushed in :whistle: . I was going to use the old `I`m a tourist and don`t know where I`m going` trick anyway, but just as we approached the front, we spotted Andrew and Cat in the MX5, near the front of the queue, so they kindly let us in. Well, it was either that or Andrew would have an X5 shaped dent in his wing :D

Once inside, we waited for Dave & Co, they had queued and had seen us when we drove passed them... :wave:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030419.jpg

After some of the usual rides, we went on a train ride...
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Saw a woman beating a Donkey with a brush :fish:
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Too thrilled for words.
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It was THE worst ride I`ve ever been on in my life. dull, dull DULL&#33; &#33;

Had lunch, thankfully no wasps this year.
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Erin tried (and failed) to look cool in my hat.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030440.jpg

Ed cuddled a green dragon :rolleyes:
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Mr Boulder with his serious face.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030446.jpg

I think he`s saying he had ONE message...
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STOP biting your fingernails...
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Bruce, Xanthie and Harvey were also coming today. The plan was to test each other and meet up. We texted each other but never managed to meetup in the park..

The park was the busiest I`ve ever seen it. The queues were longer than usual and we didn`t get to go on as many rides as we`d like :(

We did make time for the log flume...
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Someone suggested it would be fun to all rock from side to side, together. We did that, then, when water started POURING over the side, we thought it wise to stop, before we filled the log with water :whistle:

This tomfoolery meant we ended up getting wet.
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I have never been so close to tipping over on the log flume, we were all laughing when we came to the end. The bloke who wipes the seats down for the next people did a double take when he saw a few inches of water sloshing about in the bottom :rolf:

Quite wet indeed...
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http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030459.jpg

The proper train rollercoaster, it lasts ages and it enjoyable.
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Justine was NOT looking forward to this.
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Bren thought if he went at the front with Erin, it would keep her quiet. How naive he was :loser:
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No day out here is complete without waffles.
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http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030470.jpg

Back for some lapping then food and fire.

Bruce chilling
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Alex stayed again :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030474.jpg

Mark
18-09-2010, 08:37 PM
I think it might have been some photos from a few years ago of you lot at Phantasialand that made me queue up for the train ride. I quickly discovered how bloody slow it was and your poses making it look fast were sarcastic ones :lol:

anarky
18-09-2010, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by Nige@Sep 18 2010, 07:34 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030470.jpg

This is one of those iconic photos like Pye in his granuation gown

Waffle Boy

:rolf: :rolf: :fishing: :rolf:

Tom
18-09-2010, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by anarky+Sep 18 2010, 08:58 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (anarky @ Sep 18 2010, 08:58 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Nige@Sep 18 2010, 07:34 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030470.jpg

This is one of those iconic photos like Pye in his granuation gown

Waffle Boy

:rolf: :rolf: :fishing: :rolf: [/b][/quote]
HAHAHAHA, Nanother vote for the new Northloop abuse photo

alclark
19-09-2010, 01:21 AM
Originally posted by anarky+Sep 18 2010, 08:58 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (anarky @ Sep 18 2010, 08:58 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Nige@Sep 18 2010, 07:34 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030470.jpg

This is one of those iconic photos like Pye in his granuation gown

Waffle Boy

:rolf: :rolf: :fishing: :rolf: [/b][/quote]
PMSL&#33;

DAN THE MAN
19-09-2010, 06:41 AM
Ive just read this in one go. ace&#33;

Enjoyed reading and seeing the pics thanks for posting. The Bunker looks really interesting,in the flesh things are so more eerie.....

Great fix on the golf thats awesome skills to keep it running&#33; B)

CaptSolo
20-09-2010, 06:35 PM
Another great addition. Rock on Nige&#33;

Rich.
22-09-2010, 06:38 PM
Have a look at the first film on the list:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030333.jpg

I&#39;m having images of a bunker full of Germans singing "always look on the bright side of life" after a nuclear fallout.

Nige
23-09-2010, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by sniff petrol@Sep 22 2010, 07:38 PM
i&#39;m having images of a bunker full of Germans singing "always look on the bright side of life" after a nuclear fallout.
:rolf:

/ Friday /
The early risers had breakfast in the sunshine
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Xanthie and Cat played Badminton
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Everyone sat around and chatted. Harvey was trying to drip something onto Bruces leg, I`m not sure if Xanthie is moving him away, or positioning him so the drips land on Bruce ;)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030482.jpg

Karl had been having a couple of issues on the Golf, so I popped down and fitted a Catch tank. His engine is breathing a bit, so rather than it burn the oil and smoke, the catch tank stops the oil being recirculated through the engine. (Since August, it has collected about 1" of oil, which is nothing really)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030483.jpg

Fitted
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030487.jpg

The ring opened after lunch for 5 hours, so cars were checked ready for some serious lappage
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I had some great laps in the afternoon, unfortunately several closures meant I wasn`t able to take out everyone I wanted to (Sorry Mathias :( ). I took Rory out for a couple and it was good to discuss the `section of the week` videos whilst actually driving them :thumb: . I completed my last lap of the year (94th of this trip) and in the process I had passed my 1,000th lap. I`ve now done about 1,020 since 2005 and although I don`t get as nervous about them anymore, I still get a big buzz when going through those barriers :veryhappy:

As the Rad-Am-Ring guys were over, Jorg put on a meal in the Comfy Corner. I asked Cat to turn the flash OFF, so people didn`t get annoyed by all the photos, unfortunately it means several are slightly blurred

Lou & me
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Izzy & Justine
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Michaela had enough of Jim...
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Andrew, Garry, Tim, Legend Stace and Stace.
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Dave, Rory, Jim, Andrew, Tim and me
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Kaja and Fin were getting along. Kaya was also getting along with Mat ;)
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After the usual high quality food, we retired to the Bar. It was Karls Birthday &#33;. He`d been drinking a while already....
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Karl in his Birthday Hat and Bren
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Not sure what I was trying to do to poor Gem, but she obviously didn`t like it :lol:
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Karl even let her sit in his seat &#33;
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"GEEKS &#33;" came the cry from Karl when he saw this...
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This meant only one thing, SING-ALONG TIME..... :veryhappy:
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....With Eric :fish:
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Xanthie, Bruce and Harvey. Harvey has really grown up over the last 12 months :thumb:
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I`m not sure what was happening here...
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Lou and laptop-less Andrew
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The evening was getting late. Karl was still wearing his hat...
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Kim smiled MUCH more than last year &#33; :D
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:whistle:
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it was getting late...
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Urrgggh &#33; She spoke to me ...
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The sing-along was going VERY WELL :thumb:
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We called it a night at, well, sometime after 1am.... :whistle:

Rory
23-09-2010, 09:23 PM
Would have loved to have stayed on in the C.C. later that night,
things were really starting to kick off as we were leaving......
maybe that was because we were leaving. :lol:

Loving the up-dates Nige, not far to go now. :thumb:

Nige
23-09-2010, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by Rory@Sep 23 2010, 10:23 PM
Would have loved to have stayed on in the C.C. later that night,
things were really starting to kick off as we were leaving......
maybe that was because we were leaving. :lol:

Loving the up-dates Nige, not far to go now. :thumb:
It was a great night :thumb:

only 2 more updates to go :(

slidersguesthouse
23-09-2010, 11:36 PM
great day at phantasialand thanks for inviting me/letting me tag along
and a good night as always in the CC for karls b day

see you in spain matey :thumb:

ps Rory sorry I missed you/ we didnīt get to talk as we had planned to (or did we????)
next time mate :thumb:

Simon
24-09-2010, 07:41 AM
Nige. You hat does get around :lol:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030440.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/simonr/Florida2010063.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/simonr/Florida2010066.jpg

Great update B) . Really sad that we could not make this year but reading your report is the next best thing to being there :thumb:

Rory
24-09-2010, 08:18 AM
Originally posted by Nige@Sep 23 2010, 09:26 PM
:whistle:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030700.jpg


Love this photo&#33; :D
The expressions of it&#39;s protagonists and the scene it suggests are both ambiguous and suggestive...
a definite &#39;caption competition&#39; shot with numerous interpretations. :D

alclark
29-09-2010, 11:14 AM
This still isn&#39;t complete :D

Floyd
29-09-2010, 12:18 PM
Originally posted by The&#045;Vee@Sep 13 2010, 01:28 PM
You are right, I will say that: "Your son is not capable to drive safely without a drivers license, let alone at the age of 16 and you are one lousy parent for allowing him to do so".
Sorry Nige :shame: I even let him drive on his own because it&#39;s awl regal an everyfink and he has a full UK license :karl:


BTW Great update Nige. :thumb:

Steph
30-09-2010, 09:42 PM
I was waiting until the end of the thread before commenting.

the Pinders are masterful campers who over the years have learned their craft very well. i shall not want as most probably the Pinders will have a spare.

We as in the Cassidy Clan did give you all very short notice of our arrival due to work constraint, whats 15min between friends. But as per the north loop style no sooner had we arrived we were lambasted by our fellow campers offering tea, vodka and help to sort out our abode for the week, i has been awake for 16hrs so the vodka might have been soda water.

The socialising was the best bit of the hols, many a good night was had.


TY

Nige
01-10-2010, 12:31 AM
Originally posted by Steph@Sep 30 2010, 10:42 PM
I was waiting until the end of the thread before commenting.
I`m hoping to do that this weekend :shame:

It was great to see you out there :thumb:

Rory
03-10-2010, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by Nige@Oct 1 2010, 01:31 AM
I`m hoping to do that this weekend :shame:

<cough> Ahem... :whistle:

I know I&#39;m not one to talk but looking forward to more of this. :D :thumb:

Nige
03-10-2010, 08:26 PM
It`s STILL the weekend :karl:

/ Saturday /

Popped up to see Dale`s new premises, he was at the Burgstube trying to get the MX5 ready for DN2 on Monday. The car needed a wash.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030746Copy.jpg

A good likeness &#33;
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030747Copy-1.jpg

Called at the CC to say goodbye to Jorg for another year.. We always hate the `goodbye` bit as we know it will be a long time before we are back again :(
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Next stop was the GP circuit to see the Team Northloop cyclists :thumb:
Once again, they were riding 24 hours for Charity. Having been told about all the preparation they go through and seeing first hand how hard it is, I take my hat off the every single one of them. Lots of people say they`ll do it next time, but only these 8 actually did. VERY WELL DONE :thumb:
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Jim sorting something. I can`t remember what, but knowing Jim, it`ll be a blag of some sort :D
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Izzy sunbathed
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Rory stocks up on energy
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Team Northloop.
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Jim, preparing to set off for his first lap :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030766Copy.jpg

..and he`s off &#33;
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http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030772Copy.jpg

Stace looking serious after completing his first stint. It was rather hot &#33;
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Mat, Dave B, Rory, Tim, Garry & Michaela
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Tim was relaxing
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Stace was just glad it was over &#33;
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Tim (in Yorkshire)
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Everyone was relaxing in the shade between rides.
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Not too sure if these sunglasses suit Justine :whistle:
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Dave, you are missing the camera :whistle:
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Ed was preparing to go out
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http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030828Copy.jpg

Michaela whose help was invaluable for the guys and Tim on his iPhone AGAIN &#33;
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Garry was really enjoying himself and Lou had a long, enjoyable talk with him.
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Legend Stace.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030806Copy.jpg

Stace and I were trying to upload photos on his blackberry..
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Jim returned. Looking a little warm...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030828Copy.jpg

"Mate, it was fekking baking out there...."
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030835Copy.jpg

Mat & Kaja :D
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Nige
03-10-2010, 08:26 PM
Back to the Campsite and Bruce had a tale to tell..

Andrew and Bruce had gone to get some firewood, Bruce was all ready, safety gear on and just about to start it when one of the campsite marshalls arrived. He was not happy at ALL :angry: "You must come with me, NOW &#33;&#33;"

At the office, Bruce was told he would have to pay an 800 Euro fine for cutting down trees &#33; "But I wasn`t &#33;" Bruce then explained that he wasn`t cutting trees down and they were already rotting on the floor &#33; "Herr Pinder.." was mentioned several times :shame: After arguing his case for some minutes, the owner said to Bruce "You talk too much...... " :rolf:

Eventually, suitable chastened, they returned to the pitch, without any wood...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030845Copy.jpg

Andrew telling us he just pointed at Bruce and said "it was HIM..." :lol:
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The evening was finished with our last campfire, with friends :drink: :thumb:
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Nige
03-10-2010, 08:55 PM
/Sunday/

Our last day. :(

Time to pack. "All THIS..."
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030854Copy.jpg

"Will go in HERE"
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030855Copy.jpg

Harvey..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030856Copy.jpg

"This tent.."
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030857Copy.jpg

"Folds this flat &#33;"
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http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030902Copy.jpg

"Look, Nige is wrestling with a tent &#33;"
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030859Copy.jpg

"Someone had been messing..." :whistle:
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Hi :wave:
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Gazebo Folded away.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030870Copy.jpg

Packing the Golf is not simply a matter of `chucking it all in`, Oh no, everything has its own special place where it will JUST fit :karl:
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Hi Cat...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030879Copy.jpg

We didn`t have the heart to tell Bruce that wasn`t a 6-pack...
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030882Copy.jpg

I liked how Bruce and Xanthie had put a Gazebo in front of their tent, as a sort of porch :thumb:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030885Copy.jpg

Is THIS what makes that glorious noise when I press the pedal ? Cool &#33;
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030894Copy.jpg

After lifting the groundsheet, we decided that, Yes, we HAD killed the grass again :whistle:
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Dead as a dead thing.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030905Copy.jpg

Apart from the small FROGS that had made their home at the edges of the tent :o
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030904Copy.jpg

Is that, like, dead then ?
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http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030908Copy.jpg

Laid the inner out to dry
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The sheet of plywood for the `kitchen` floor is fantastic, it keep the ground solid, even in heavy rain. :thumb:
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Al inspecting the footprint.
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"Look, AL`s playing with Worms, that were under your tent &#33;&#33;"
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Trailer hitched ready to load up
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A fully loaded Golf is sitting pretty low..
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Still went on the trailer ok though :thumb:
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It was soon lunchtime, we had a quick shower and said our goodbyes. No matter how long we stay or how many times we visit, we still wish we could stay another few days. :(

On the way home, we called at a garage just of the motorway that Alex had told me about. Diesel was CHEAP &#33;
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An uneventful journey back to the tunnel where we looked through our holiday snaps, then drove home.
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That`s it. Another summer holiday report finished. We look back through these over the winter and they always make us remember what a brilliant time we have in Germany. Of course we go for the ring, but we have made good friends there, it doesn`t seem like a holiday at all.

Until next time.....

The Pinders. :wave:

Rory
03-10-2010, 09:13 PM
Loved it... every last slice... down to the crumbs... a superb report all-in&#33; :thumb:

Btw Nige,
I reckon that if you submitted your last few &#39;Pinder Summer Ring Trip&#39; reports to a publishing house, they&#39;d probably reject on the basis that they don&#39;t see the commercial viability in publishing 3ft thick hardbacks&#33; :D ;)

Karl
04-10-2010, 06:58 AM
Really enjoyed reading that, Nige. Well done :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Armour
04-10-2010, 11:36 AM
Good read Nige, enjoyed that :thumb:

Dave B
04-10-2010, 05:30 PM
Nige, please tell me you photoshopped my crows feet in.....

Good read matey, enjoyed it and will re-read it in the depths of winter. :thumb:

Chris D
04-10-2010, 07:51 PM
A very detailed, as ever, report there Nige :thumb: .

Dan
04-10-2010, 09:12 PM
Love it. I really hope to join you for a few days next year. :thumb:

SimonP
05-10-2010, 10:53 AM
Cracking report as always Nige. Reading these saves me the expense of actually going myself :thumb:

CaptSolo
05-10-2010, 05:18 PM
Epic as always&#33;

steve G
05-10-2010, 08:30 PM
i look forward to reading the trip report each year :thumb:

Stace
05-10-2010, 09:04 PM
Please tell me you photoshopped my belly in :rolf:

What a great read Nige. Thanks for taking the time :thumb:

Screacher
05-10-2010, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by Stace@Oct 5 2010, 10:04 PM
Please tell me you photoshopped my belly in :rolf:

What a great read Nige. Thanks for taking the time :thumb:
I&#39;ll photoswap you mine&#33;

miller
06-10-2010, 02:49 PM
Wow good read&#33;

Inspires me to think of camping next year&#33;

Chris Ratcliff
08-10-2010, 09:36 AM
Originally posted by Nige@Oct 3 2010, 08:26 PM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/Nurburgring2010/P1030753Copy.jpg

Who makes this epic EZ-Up? It&#39;s awesome&#33;

Edit: Didn&#39;t notice the manufacturers logo&#33; A Coleman Event Shelter then...

Chris_S
12-10-2010, 01:04 PM
Great stuff, Pinders and friends :veryhappy:

Kev_G
12-10-2010, 05:04 PM
just read the end of the report and they really do make my summer complete cant wait to go back next year to that campsite for a change :)

E500 TAT
19-10-2010, 09:52 PM
Just read through all 21 pages tonight.

Enjoyed that. :thumb:

Terence Ledger
21-10-2010, 08:57 PM
Inspired by Nige we went to the Nuclear bunker last weekend. It is really close to the ring and is a lovely drive to get there.


What can I say. Amazing place. Even though the tour was in German my 8 year old did his best to translate. You can get enough out of this to understand what the place is about. Read the newspaper clipping from the Australian Newspaper on the way in and it gives you a good feel of the place.

Well worth a day out and a must see if you are spending some time in the Eifel region&#33; I live 2 hours drive from the bunker and if Nige had not posted this up would never had known about it. Bloody brilliant day out.




:thumb:

sonja
22-10-2010, 12:41 PM
think I have to join a weekend camping with you lot next time. :D
seeing the pics makes me sooo itchy for the christmasparty to come... :whistle:
hell 7 fe.... weeks to go... :( :( :( thats far to loooong.... also for other reasons :rolleyes:

Kev_G
27-10-2010, 02:42 PM
Nige is this the bunker?

http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?u=...en&hl=&ie=UTF-8 ('http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ausweichsitz.de%2F&sl=de&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8')