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25/9/2020 at 1:09pm
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Quote: Originally posted by marg6 on 21/9/2020
Quote: Originally posted by Steve Batch on 21/9/2020
Hi, is it worth going away in the caravan due to all this extra lock down rules where it is so confusing, some do not belive in it, some where masks, some do not,
so looks like I will sit at home and watch the news




no its not worth it, we have done the same as you, along with several other people on this group, the nearest we have done to caravanning this year has been to check in the storage yard to see if everything is ok with the caravan, i couldnt be doing with the hassle of other people and their kids running around the pitch and generally being unrespectfull




That could be any time covid or not. We've got away four times, and enjoyed every time. We go for the peace of it, not hustle and bustle. There wont be many kids on sites now anyway, and if you choose sensibly - none.


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Quote: Originally posted by Mick S. on 25/9/2020
Quote: Originally posted by marg6 on 21/9/2020

i couldnt be doing with the hassle of other people and their kids running around the pitch and generally being unrespectfull




That could be any time covid or not. There wont be many kids on sites now anyway, and if you choose sensibly - none.


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well hubby goes back to work on monday, we have stayed at home, just not worth the risk, ok yes we could have gone as the kids would have been back at school, but then you have the weekends where they turn up en mass! i just couldnt face it, all the hassle, in a strange town trying to remain safe, get shopping etc etc not my idea of a holiday at all, add to that all the towns that are now being put into local lockdowns i think we made the right decision


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We have had 34 days total since July on 4 sites, no problems on any of them . There were kids on one site in August, not too noisy.Yes some rode bikes and scooters around but you just watch out when driving.
We chose a pitch away from the play area! We don't normally go in school holidays, but wanted to get away.Luckily we had mostly good weather!
One site was no facilities, others had the wristband system which worked well. Van facilities were used more than normal.
We may go out again in October, lockdowns and weather permitting, not half term.
Yes it is worth it to us!

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Quote: Originally posted by 664DaveS on 26/9/2020

We chose a pitch away from the play area!



Choose a site WITH a play area, and you have to expect kids are going to be around. Some folk do zero research, then moan when the site doesnt live up to what they wanted. I've seen reviews of sites moaning about road noise, when previous reviews clearly mention this. Others, moaning about jet aircraft noise at Sandringham and Thetford sites....seconds, as the jet flies, from military air-bases! Read up first, folks!!


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Quote: Originally posted by Bob61 on 24/9/2020
I notice that most of the contributors to this thread are caravan or campervan owners who may well have their own facilities which makes things a little less worrying.

I agree with you, David...pre Covid I went camping in order to visit villages and tourist attractions (not so much towns and cities) and other places of interest where more often that not there would be quite a few people around.

As a solo tent camper, in the evenings I enjoyed visiting olde worlde pubs in the villages, having a meal and then a few drinks at the bar where more often than not I had a pretty enjoyable evening chatting to locals or listening to their banter. Since it's not really possible to do those things now, camping would be far less enjoyable, and sitting in a field in the evenings knocking back a bottle of wine all on my own would be totally boring and pointless    



Even though we are caravanners Bob, and have our own facilities, like you we normally go to visit places, not to sit in the caravan or on the campsite. We decided it just wasn't worth the hassle this year and enjoyed our garden instead. We are lucky here though as there's all the peace and quiet we want. Not even any traffic noise. Some sites we have been on, even in the quieter periods when we go, have been noisier than home.


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It was CMC site at Rookesbury Park. Its a big site so no problem, no kids bothered us. Its nice to see them enjoying the fresh air.
We chose the site as we have family near by, plus its a nice area.

Having been in the RAF for 24 years used to jet noise having lived on bases at home and Germany!
You can certainly hear the aircraft at Sandringham!
We have just been at Bourton on Water, you get transports from Brize Norton overhead, not too low, although had a couple of low flying Chinooks one day!



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26/9/2020 at 4:51pm
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Quote: Originally posted by 664DaveS on 26/9/2020

You can certainly hear the aircraft at Sandringham!
We have just been at Bourton on Water, you get transports from Brize Norton overhead, not too low, although had a couple of low flying Chinooks one day!



Yes you certainly can hear the jets over Sandringham as we have been on the C&CC site many times. We lived right under the flightpath out of RAF Marham for 6 years in the 80s, and Vulcan tankers took off right over our roof!

We sometimes hear aircraft going into Stansted where we live now, as we are not that far from the airport. 14 miles by road but probably only a few minutes by plane! Doesn't happen that often though as the prevailing wind is from the west, and we are west of the airport. Never hear them taking off as they have always turned before they get here.




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We had five 4 night breaks in England in July/August.
We are currently in our caravan in Northern Spain, having travelled through France.
All sites very quiet , 99% of French and Spanish people wearing masks outdoors, even children.
We have eaten out a few times, all feels very safe.
Very easy to keep a distance and hand sanitiser and sprays everywhere.
And, the weather is lovely.


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Quote: Originally posted by Colin21 on 26/9/2020
We lived right under the flightpath out of RAF Marham for 6 years in the 80s, and Vulcan tankers took off right over our roof!





it was victor tankers mate and i must have flown over your house a good few dozen times...


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Quote: Originally posted by jsparkes201148 on 26/9/2020
We had five 4 night breaks in England in July/August.
We are currently in our caravan in Northern Spain, having travelled through France.
All sites very quiet , 99% of French and Spanish people wearing masks outdoors, even children.
We have eaten out a few times, all feels very safe.
Very easy to keep a distance and hand sanitiser and sprays everywhere.
And, the weather is lovely.



jsparkes, what's the score with mask wearing on site, have you got to wear a mask as soon as you set foot out of the caravan and in the shower block etc? I'm hoping to head down to Spain in November for a few months



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Quote: Originally posted by gedsjeep on 26/9/2020
Quote: Originally posted by Colin21 on 26/9/2020
We lived right under the flightpath out of RAF Marham for 6 years in the 80s, and Vulcan tankers took off right over our roof!




it was victor tankers mate and i must have flown over your house a good few dozen times...



You are absolutely right of course. Slip of the "pen" on my part. The Vulcan did fly over on occasions though, and they were also flying Canberras out of there. I visited the base on a few occasions with coach parties. I lived in Shouldham, the next village, right next door to the coach depot. House with a big chimney stack at each end of the roof. I'm sure they used to aim at them!


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Sitting at home and watching the news is probably the worst thing you could do.

I like the quote that goes something like:

'A ship may seem safe when it's moured in the harbour but that's not what ships were made for.'

There's an idea known as the hygiene hypothesis which states that we sometimes need some exposure to pathogens and antigens in order for our immune systems to adapt to them and respond appropriately.

Living in an overly sanitised world, staying indoors and avoiding human contact probably isn't the answer to potential health problems and probably does more harm than good - especially in the long term.


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Quote: Originally posted by Sirius 2006 on 27/9/2020
Sitting at home and watching the news is probably the worst thing you could do.

I like the quote that goes something like:

'A ship may seem safe when it's moured in the harbour but that's not what ships were made for.'

There's an idea known as the hygiene hypothesis which states that we sometimes need some exposure to pathogens and antigens in order for our immune systems to adapt to them and respond appropriately.

Living in an overly sanitised world, staying indoors and avoiding human contact probably isn't the answer to potential health problems and probably does more harm than good - especially in the long term.




At my age and under the present circumstances, doing anything other than staying indoors and avoiding human contact could be positively lethal and certainly detrimental to my health. I have all the pathogens and antigens I can cope with right now



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Quote: Originally posted by Sirius 2006 on 27/9/2020
Sitting at home and watching the news is probably the worst thing you could do.

I like the quote that goes something like:

'A ship may seem safe when it's moured in the harbour but that's not what ships were made for.'

There's an idea known as the hygiene hypothesis which states that we sometimes need some exposure to pathogens and antigens in order for our immune systems to adapt to them and respond appropriately.

Living in an overly sanitised world, staying indoors and avoiding human contact probably isn't the answer to potential health problems and probably does more harm than good - especially in the long term.




People of my generation have probably been exposed to far more germs etc than younger people are today. Some of the things I got up to as a kid would give today's parents a heart attack! Climbing trees in the woods, playing at building dams with mud in the stream, sluicing the worst of the mud off my hands in the stream, drying my hands on my trousers then getting out my sandwiches to eat was just considered normal behaviour, as was handing round a bottle of pop among friends.

As for today though with a new and nasty virus around which tends to have worst effects on those of my generation, staying at home and minimising contact just seems like sensible precautions to me. As does staying local and not spreading it all over the country, so that is what I will be doing. After all, it's no real hardship today, what with social media, telephones, zoom etc. Just imagine what it would have been like if this had happened 40 or 50 years ago, with no internet, and far fewer people having any kind of phone. My parents didn't have a phone until after I got married, and I think they only got one then because I had moved out and was living 60 miles away.


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