First 'Proper' Wild Camp by Vespa - Peak District Oct 2018
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2017 Vespa GTS300 Super Rosso Drago
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Location: Staffordshire/Cheshire Badlands, UK
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:33 am quote
Me again folks - hot on the heels of last month's little camping adventure I finally get to do things a bit more properly with an overnight wild camp in this beautiful National Park - transport courtesy of the GTS.

https://midlifecrisisbyvespa.blogspot.com/2018/11/wild-camping-by-vespa-peak-district.html

Dragon's Back.jpg

Cakes of Bread.jpg

Camp Above.jpg

Roaches.jpg

Molto Verboso
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 1296
Location: Minneapolis USA
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:15 pm quote
Thanks for the great Photos
Chug,

It must be getting cool there this time of year. We are already in hibernation
here in Minnesota. I am actually watching white flakes fall from the sky.

I am a fan of the dragon red color. I noticed you have a leg wind cover
for riding.

Bob Copeland
Minnesota
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2017 Vespa GTS300 Super Rosso Drago
Joined: 05 Oct 2017
Posts: 80
Location: Staffordshire/Cheshire Badlands, UK
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:17 am quote
Bob, our winters and summers are very tame compared to much of the world. We have a temperate climate thanks to that Gulf Stream. Ian Fleming said it was the only country in the world where you can comfortably go for a walk any day of the year. Some truth. Comfortably, but rarely pleasantly

But what we lack in extremes, we seem to make up for in changeability. Thatís the challenge of the British weather, and why we tend to talk about it by default.

Hence the Ďwind coverí also working to keep out rain (loads today...) and snow (such as on the first day of the trip). I canít believe I scooted through so many winters without one!
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Location: Staffordshire/Cheshire Badlands, UK
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:03 pm quote
Followed this up with my first solo attempt at wild camping in Wales at the weekend.

https://midlifecrisisbyvespa.blogspot.com/2018/11/solo-wildcamp-first-attempt-berwyns.html

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 7494
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:23 am quote
Thanks for the great post and photos. I may have aged out of "wild' camping unfortunately (when did the ground get so hard and lumpy? ) but photos are awesome and on a cold and snow-covered day here, anything to dream a bit...
Ossessionato
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Location: Home of the Alamo
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:09 am quote
<----- Still a wild camper here. Beautiful photos Chug.
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