We arrived at Brighton just ahead of Storm Brian and set up on pitch 12, lovely sheltered pitch behind a bank and near some small trees. It took us a little longer than usual to set up as we sheltered inside Cali when there was torrential rain and thunder and we decided not to raise the roof on the first day because of the high winds. After setting up we walked down to the Marina to see the huge waves crashing over the sea wall - amazing!
We had a great night's sleep away from the wind but woke the next morning to find Cali and our pitch covered in bird poo from the pigeons who seemed to like the trees around our pitch. The wardens were happy for us to move so we drove across to the opposite pitch.
Pitch 13 Brighton
Brighton Marina from East Pier
After four nights we moved to Haycraft and after a long journey of holdups on the road, the sun came out and we got setup on site.
Pitch 20 Haycraft
The first day was a little overcast, but we then had fabulous sunny weather for the rest of our holiday. There was plenty of walking from the site - the first day we did a circular walk to Langton Matravers and Worth Matravers and on the second day we walked along the top of the downs to Corfe Castle.
Towards Studland and Brownsea Island
The Swanage Steam Railway stopped at Harman's Cross Station which was only a ten minute walk from the site so on our third day we had a lovely journey on the steam train to Swanage and spent the day walking through the Country Park and along the sea front.
A fabulous holiday with better weather than we had on our summer holiday in Wales!
21-29 October 2017