Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Cali has been to Brighton and Swanage

As we're currently limited to when we can go away due to my work, we went away for the October half term. We booked four nights at Brighton Caravan Club Site and four nights at Haycraft Caravan Club Site.  Brighton is a new site and we've previously stayed at Haycraft for one night.

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

As it was our first time in Brighton we walked from the site to Hove Lagoon one day, from the site to Saltdean another day and then had a day pottering around Brighton and a fabulous lunch at Food for Friends.  The weather was wild the whole time we were there, windy with very high seas.

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

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kath, Glad despite the weather you made the most of it.

    Nice to see your other half, unless that is some handsome hunk you picked up on the way;) LOL Sue

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