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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HP Sauce Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jul 2018 at 6:05am
I'll wait for the Canuck bros to correct me but, other than poutine and fruit/veg stands, I don't really recall having ever seen anything like what you Euro bros describe. (Maple syrup -- sugar shack-, roadside or store-bought -- is an evil racket and does not count.)

Some communities do set up "roadside libraries" (replace Maeve Binchy with well-thumbed copies of Don Cherry's hockey reminiscences) but that's as far as our honesty goes.

Mind you, I believe some of the rural residents leave their mailboxes and road signage out to be shot at.
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They're very popular around my neck of the woods, some folks even have an 'open' front garden where you're welcome to help yourself (leave what you consider appropriate) to gooseberries, raspberries, apples, plums, pears ect straight from the bush/tree. One dude has individually priced handmade rams horn walking sticks leant up against his garden wall, choose which one you like and shove your dosh in a slot in the top of an old milk churn.

I love it when you've been camping for a few days or more without a wash and you get in the shower and watch the brown water running down the drain...you get out with a completely different skin tone to which you went in with.
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Just got home from a few days under canvas..well in our case, pertex


Some of the old vehicles had been spruced up

If you look below the mannequin legs^ you can see our Chaz dressed in his Mister Freedom Naval-Camo onesie and White's Smoke Jumpers



Upcycling


Newt hunting




Swamp thing




We awoke this morning to 'monsoon' rains




...so i took the kids down this old abandoned lead mine, it was bloody freezing down there!

To gain entry we had to remove a recent rock fall from the first corner where the rotten old buttressing had collapsed... remember kids, safety first!


...with no change of footwear we decided to call it a day

Nothing says British summertime like camping in the rain..
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nice one Double O

I slept under the stars too , did a cycle tour in the south of Holland . Found a nice spot on a small nature camp site

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Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

If you look below the mannequin legs^ you can see our Chaz dressed in his Mister Freedom Naval-Camo onesie and White's Smoke Jumpers..


That's not me Neal, as l'm a 1970's MIA Palitoy action man, and l only wear my tank commanders jacket with my 501's (ok, sometimes l cosplay the french resistance fighter outfit, complete with jumper and beret).
That imposter is a modern, MIC action man. Maybe one of Gonboogaloo's offspring? Definitely no eagle-eyes, face scar or realistic fuzzy hair!



(Loving the crested newts btw)

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or gripping hands...
Helixing my inner beanie
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