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Staycation - Home to the Back of Beyond

Arrived at the Back of Beyond!

Yes, the campsite is really called Back of Beyond.

We arrived about 1730. Around 4 hours after we set off from home. Not too bad. The roads were were mostly running freely apart from the M3 between the M25 and Bagshot in Surrey. That was a stranded lorry in lane 2 of the marvellously named "smart motorway". Everyone got into two lanes as instructed. Well not everyone. You always have the ­čĄí that still bowl down the empty lanes to within a few feet of the incident.

I have seen this in France but often they set up a camera "for protection" and take the numbers of the cars and down the road they stop and ticket the drivers! Too right I say.

The stop at Fleet for Reggie's dinner and loo break and our coffee and cake was close to 40 mins.

Just short of the end of the journey there was a brief hold up as we had to file onto a contraflow at Ringwood. They are replacing and old bridge that was the west bound side of the dual carriageway. The A35 is pretty busy all day.

And then we arrived. Checked in easily. Pitch 105. Our own not shared electricity hook-up. Unlike last week, the cable was long enough.

Once parked and hooked up we went across to the bar. For a drink and then when the outside caterers arrived, we bought dinner. Fish and chips for Claire. Sausage and chips for me. It was okay. A complaint you rarely hear - too many chips! The sausage was not very nice.

We got the chairs and table out and ate alfresco.

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Then a walk to check out the facilities and the rubbish bins, before a walk in the woods. It was still light but jumpers were needed.

So blog time. Kindle time then loo time and then bed.

What to do tomorrow?

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Posted by InvictaMoto 20:20 Archived in England

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