| Topic: Finally, it happened to me - Folkestone
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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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Intent on going to France next year :-)