Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Breaking News!!!!

After a wonderful warm, sunny, perfect 8 days in Dorset we were up very early on Saturday morning.......we had plans!  After stopping off for breakfast we arrived at the motorhome show at Shepton Mallett early morning.  We spent 5 hours wandering around the new 2015 models and ended up ordering a new motorhome!!!!  Due to some parking issues at home, and now there's only two of us, we knew we needed to downsize slightly.  Not wanting to lose our fixed bed we opted for a lovely new Auto Trail Tracker FB with lots of gadgets!!!  We don't get him until March 2015 as we wanted it on a 15 plate.  We now have almost 6 months to wait but still have Daisy to use between now and then.

Our next booked trip is Christmas and New Year, however that doesn't mean we won't be away again between now and then.  Watch this space!

Dorset - September 2014 - Lyme Regis

Friday, and our last full day.  We had been so very lucky with the weather and Friday was no exception.  We awoke to glorious blue skies and again it was very warm.  Dad and Sue had stayed in Lyme Regis for the night so we walked from the campsite into Lyme to spend the day with them (we caught the bus back - it's very hilly you know!).  We met up and all walked along the prom, had a coffee stop, and then walked around the famous Cobb.  There were so many people about, walking, drinking coffee, sat on the beach, all watching the world go by on a stunning day.  We had lunch in Lyme together, sat outside the Rock Point Inn on their sun terrace overlooking Lyme Bay.

We spent the evening on site, resting after a busy walking and biking week!

Dorset - September 2014 - Charmouth

After three fantastic days in Corfe we were on the move again to our final campsite in Charmouth.  We'd not stayed at Wood Farm since we lived back in Newbury and had a caravan so the re-visit was a long time coming!!  It's a beautiful site, just outside Charmouth right on the A35.  The only thing we didn't like was the road noise, when you're not used to it it can become annoying!  We had a lovely pitch overlooking the whole campsite and the surrounding countryside.

After pitching up and having some lunch we walked into Charmouth to meet up with my Dad and Step-Mum for the afternoon and evening.  We had a wander down to the beach where we found a film crew and lots of security staff!  Apparently they were filming some ITV drama called Tea and Sympathy (no idea!!!).  For some reason the pubs in Charmouth were both closed that afternoon so Dad drove us out to Seatown where we sat outside the Anchor Inn overlooking Golden Cap and the beach.  We had our evening meal with them back in Charmouth that evening.

Dorset - September 2014 - Corfe and Rempstone

We couldn't believe our luck when we woke up on Wednesday....another beautiful sunny day so we decided to walk down into Corfe and up onto the ridgeway at Rempstone.  It was hard-going getting to the top but well worth it for the stunning views back across Corfe village and the Dorset coastline both sides.  We could see as far as Poole and Bournemouth and could clearly see Brownsea Island and Sandbanks.

After our walk we got back into Corfe at lunchtime so had a meal in the Bankes Arms, sat in the beer garden overlooking the steam train line!  It was a hard walk back up the hill to the campsite with full bellies!!!

We spent that evening, our last at Corfe, on site sat outside with our friendly robin.  We were also really lucky to spot the deer in the field behind our pitch.