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Message posted by bridgeywidge on 30/8/2017 at 8:21pm
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I got there!!!!!!

Finally, after some attempts, not all serious, to get to stay at this elusive and popular site. I made it, albeit just for two nights. It was a bit of trip down memory lane, as it's near to where I lived as a child, and I recall walking for what seemed miles to get to the beach (walking over a rail footbridge, down steps, and passing flooded bomb craters filled with mysterious algae). Plus, I'd not been back 'down south' to my formative stamping ground for over a year and I miss it. I was so excited I hadn't slept the night before - and then with the fab weather forecast. Oh joy. I left my OH at home. Guilty moi? Nah.

I had a non-electric pitch (for economy, so maybe I did feel a bit guilty at my defection) BUT, I'm glad about it really as it seems those without EHU get the best views. Mine was great, and not far from the facilities either. Nor the beach - which is what I had gone for.

I arrived Monday afternoon and managed an evening swim...calm, clear and really rather blissful.



Next day started with another morning swim, a bit of walking then more beach time, food (new recipe - cod loin a la Folkestone), a few glasses of red and then ... the weather changed. Oh, what lively night. Fortunately managed to pack up during a dryish moment whilst it was still relatively warm - had I left it an hour I'd have been swimming without being in the sea.

Here's my pitch with a view, intent, and out of tent.





I was in our B&B tent - the little green one on the middle terrace. I even had my own little garden. Bunnies and grasshoppers well, hopping about as they do.

I hope everyone else enjoyed our late summer flash in the pan as much as me.


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Message posted by motorhomeguy on 30/8/2017 at 8:34pm
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Looks lively - I quite fancy staying here.

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No Pics!!

Still glad you had a great time though, of course!

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Message posted by purplebean on 31/8/2017 at 10:48am
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I saw the pics yesterday but today they have gone

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Message posted by Mucker1884 on 31/8/2017 at 11:16am
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... And here was I, thinking "motorhomeguy" had been conned in an "Emperors new clothes" kinda way!

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Message posted by Hacksaw Bob on 31/8/2017 at 1:06pm
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Can still see the first two


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...Well, I could when I posted!


Message posted by TimCESmith on 31/8/2017 at 6:08pm
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Google images are a pain - the paths are too long. Imgur is better.

Message posted by bridgeywidge on 31/8/2017 at 10:19pm
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How odd, I can see them all (three) of them again. What mystery and magickery is this??

Yup, used Googledrive seeing as Photobucket (rhymes with....) won't play ball any longer. Whats Imgur????
(the google linkies are epic.)

I did have a good time, and thanks for viewing ... no emperor's new clothes in sight.

Home now, all packed away but wishing I were there (with the same weather, not this chilly stuff).



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Message posted by bridgeywidge on 31/8/2017 at 11:37pm
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I found this old pic of Folkestone C&CC club, presumably before it was... check out all the fab canvas tents, in blue and orange/yellow. Hardly a khaki in sight.

Catch this before the magic eraser arrives



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Message posted by seanfdh on 01/9/2017 at 12:14am
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Awww, lovely. (For the benefit of Mucker just pointing out that an image is clearly visible in the post above at the time of my post.)

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Message posted by Mucker1884 on 01/9/2017 at 8:20am
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Not one pic visible here, in any post.
Each and every one is showing as a roadside "NO Entry" sign, but in grey and white.

However, as I'm using the new Google Chrome Olfactory app, whilst I may not be able to see any pics, I can smell the sea... and the bacon!

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2016: 32 nights/8 camps
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Message posted by bridgeywidge on 01/9/2017 at 8:22am
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I'm glad you can 'see' them Sean... it's beginning to feel like Sixth Sense or The Others...

(Pic above was taken in 1967. Oh I do like a frame tent.)

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Message posted by bridgeywidge on 01/9/2017 at 8:28am
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Ooooh, an olfactory app, how novel...Ozone on O2...

Just so you don't feel left out Mucker, there are pictures of a tunnel tent by the sea, the sea, and a view of the sea from a tent. Plus pic of old tents by the same sea.

What device/system are you viewing from?

How frustrating

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Message posted by moonstone on 02/9/2017 at 8:58am
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i was looking forward to viewing your photos too, but i also just get the grey no entry signs...

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Message posted by Mucker1884 on 02/9/2017 at 12:57pm
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Bridgers...
It's a Dell (Not to be confused with the global superstar songstress!) laptop, and I use Google Chrome for my doodah browsing wotsit.

Can you fix it remotely from there, or do you need the laptop serial number?


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2016: 32 nights/8 camps
2015: 38 nights/11 camps
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