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Subject Topic: Escape to the coast - a much needed break
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26/7/2021 at 8:24pm
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Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been away. Camping. After only managing 4 days away from home since September 2019 (3 nights at my sister's in Scotland last August, plus an overnighter at Canterbury C&CC in Sept 20 when visiting a friend who'd been unwell) I felt overdue a change of walls, and that's what I had. Colourful cotton canvas and trees, plus a short drive to the sea. Bliss. Oh, and fab weather too, having booked back in Feb.

My OH was supposed to be coming but that's always a bit up in the air these days as his camping enthusiasam has waned. He did have the excuse of a new job... so, solo camp for me for 3 nights, with the bonus of a friend for the other two. Despite living quite nearby health concerns meant we'd not been able to spend as much time together as we'd have liked. I don't think we stopped talking! Sorry fellow camp neighbours... we did try to be quiet...

I decided to give 'Esther the Estoril', a lovely Cabanon frame tent an outing: her first since 2016 and the Ardeche. Despite being a 6-berth, I can easily pitch and strike this on my own - a feat which is much harder with the Outwell Monterey 4 (a bit like plate spinning). I'm not sure that the style of cottage-style frame tent can be beaten for longer stays, especially in high temperatures. I just love her, it felt very much like a reunion with a friend one hadn't seen for sometime (can you see what I did there?). Like me and my friend, some bits could do with some TLC - the rubber peg loops have perished (just as well I'd put in the elastic cord I'd forgotten I'd bought as replacements...serendipity). I managed to squeeze the tent, table, chairs, bedding, icebox, cooker etc into my Fiesta. I'm quite a good packer I like to be comfortable without taking the kitchen sink. Sadly, I have to do some repairs to the loose PVC groundsheets I use - Mickey and his friends took a liking to them in the garage, nibbling along the folds. Not entirely sure how to effect a repair... I know, I'll look on here!

I read a book, we went to Sandringham (rude not to when so close by) and the glorious beaches of Hunstanton, Holkham, Brancaster and Holme Dunes. Home now, and knackered. Camping in good weather is bliss, being indoors feels so dark and I needed the space and air to replenish, as I'm sure so many of us do.

They promised me sea!!!!!











Who needs Greece?



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26/7/2021 at 9:27pm
 Location: North Devon
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Sounds like a great time. Only a couple of the photos are showing for me though.

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via mobile 26/7/2021 at 10:39pm
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Thanks, that's odd. Did the same for each post so....er, not sure what to do to fix.


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26/7/2021 at 10:45pm
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Quote: Originally posted by bridgeywidge on 26/7/2021
Thanks, that's odd. Did the same for each post so....er, not sure what to do to fix.




Glad to hear you have had a good time!

How did you add your photos in your original post please?

DK

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27/7/2021 at 7:50am
 Location: North Devon
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Can't see any of them now.

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27/7/2021 at 4:54pm
 Location: East Herts
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I can't see any pictures either.

Glad you had a good time. I know the area well and we hope to go there in September as we go most years. We lived near Kings Lynn for 15 years and made good friends, so we go back and visit them when we can. Strangely we hadn't been anywhere since September 2019 either, until a couple of weeks ago when we headed down south for 10 days. Good to get away.


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27/7/2021 at 7:31pm
 Location: North Herts
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The photos... I have them in Google photos and copied the image address, which I then added into the dialogue box pop up that's at the top of this entry field... I can see them

Yup, good to get away indeed, and a lovely corner of the UK.

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27/7/2021 at 7:52pm
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I think you haven't got the pictures set to be viewable by the general public.

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27/7/2021 at 8:21pm
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Thanks Sean but I can't see how to fix it at the mo...

I didn't change any of them so it's a mystery that now you see them, now you dont'.

A google foible?

Here's another test. It's a while since I posted and things change...



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27/7/2021 at 9:05pm
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I can see that one.


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27/7/2021 at 9:40pm
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I still can't see any of your photos!

DK

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27/7/2021 at 10:47pm
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AAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGgggahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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27/7/2021 at 10:49pm
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Try this one...



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28/7/2021 at 8:16am
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Still nope.

DK

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- 2025 - ??? inc. FR & CH
- 2024 - 8/54 inc. FR & NL
- 2023 - 48 inc. FR
- 2022 - 49
- 2021 - 34
* Ex-tenter & solo female camper *
* Treat life events like a dog: If you can't eat it, play with it, or hump it, p1$$ on it and walk away! *


28/7/2021 at 9:39am
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No, I can't see that one either.


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via mobile 28/7/2021 at 4:36pm
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Crossing fingers this works.





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