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Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Campsite (Holiday photos #5)

When you realise you have lost count of the number of visits to a particular location, you know you rather like the place.

Apart from the usual Caravan Club facilities of water, waste, dishwashing room, and a 'facilities' block with showers governed by a Health & Safety limiter which means ablutions are luke-warm at best* (a pet peeve of mine) there is absolutely nothing at New England Bay but a couple of acres of sweet-smelling gorse and a small beach.

And despite all the short-comings and resorting to showering in the van where at least I can do so without fear of hypothermia, I love just being there, which is insane if you stop to analyse it, so I won't!

Pictures enlarge to full screen, and if you click on the first one you can scroll through them all.















There were other garden visits - Logan Botanic (three times 😜) and a fair bit of mooching about, but that will do for this trip . . . .








* I know it is quite deliberate that showers are barely warm enough to be usable because the water in handbasins only a couple of metres away is so gloriously hot as to be too hot!




15 comments:

  1. A coastal cliff that's a sight for any geologist! Sounds like a good campsite

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    1. Absolutely right - seeing the different layers exposed by erosion made me want to hunt out geology books :-)

      Pre-covid the campsite had a lovely information room with the usual tourism leaflets and a big bookcase where you could leave items no longer wanted and borrow or buy anything that previous visitors had left behind. Sadly that is now considered an infection risk but I'm sure I'd have found something useful if it was still open.

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  2. Mooching about, relaxing, getting away from it all sounds lovely and in such a beautiful location. Shame about the lack of hot water from the shower though otherwise the place would be perfect.

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    1. If site showers are decent I use them for convenience but happily the boiler in Bill delivers extremely hot water. But you are right Eileen, apart from the Health & Safety elves being over zealous it is pretty much perfect. xx

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  3. Sheesh, my brain certainly doesn't improve with age! lol I just typed a long-ish comment then accidentally logged out of Google before I posted it!

    There's nothing wrong with returning multiple times to a place you really like, better that than going somewhere unknown and finding that you hate it. With nothing there it could be someone else's idea of hell but personally the less there is the better I like it. I love the photos and I can just imagine Robinson Crusoe wandering along the beach in the first shot :)

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    1. Oh Eunice, sorry you lost the comment. That has happened to me so many times that now if I write more than a few words to someone I always copy it into the clipboard before I press Publish, or do anything else!

      Robinson Crusoe would not have got very far, perspective and crouching down means I have made that beach look a heck of a lot bigger than it really is 😁

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    2. Which just disproves the old saying that the camera never lies :)

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  4. I keep having lukewarm showers here at the flat .... not planned at all, and if the weather hadn't warmed up as it has it would be bloody annoying. But at least I'm indoors here and don't have to make a mad dash back to a motorhome afterwards :-)

    Gorgeous photos!!

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    1. Aargh, sorry you are having shower problems at the flat. I assume you have made sure this will not be an issue in your new place?

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  5. Lovely photos again and I do footprints in the top photo or are they yours? I love the freedom from crowds wherever I am, though I'm not completely unsociable, but have had panic attacks in crowds since I was a child. Showers in our van parks are usually quite good and we make sure these days we go to ones where there are en-suite sites. A wee bit of luxury as we age. Lifting restrictions in Regional Victoria, so we may get to use the van soon. Thanks for the photo trip, take care, stay safe & hugs.

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    1. Hello Susan, well spotted with the boot prints 🙂 Hope you can get away soon, although if it is anywhere like England you may find all the nice places more crowded than you would like 😭.

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  6. Beautiful! I'm just not sure I could cope with the lukewarm showers :)
    There's a lot to be said about the familiarity of a place but with the ever changing seasons, I find there's always something new to see. X

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    1. I agree Jules, I've often had a very thorough wash in the van (in HOT water) in preference to a lukewarm shower. xx

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  7. I assumed that the showers were not as hot as the regulations allowed to discourage some people from being in them for ages. And I'm not a born cynic!

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    1. Whether your cynisism or mine is the right answer, it's still a monumental pain to only have a lukewarm shower when the water temperature in the adjacent basic is almost nuclear!

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