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Staycation - Fairlight Wood

The journey here was pretty straightforward, along the A259 from home to about a mile from the site.

We checked in at about 4pm. We're in pitch 28. A bit of shuffling backwards and forwards to get as close to the pitch marker as possible later before we could hook-up to the leccy.

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This threw up the first problem. The cable is just about long enough but not long enough to lay totally flat. The electric point is two pitches away and a group share one. At Painters Forstal it was one between two and it was between them.

After hook-up we had a walk to check out the loos and then decided to have a walk through the bluebell woods to the pub.

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It's a nice scenic walk. The information sheet says 8 minutes. With Reggie enjoying new smells and a few photos it's about 25 for us. A pint and a G&T later we came back to the Van. A bit of Kindle time and then we were back up there for dinner.

The Two Sawyers is thoroughly recommended. Good beer and good food. None of it Slimming World approved.

It was dusk when we walked back. Luckily for all the rabbits Reggie was more interested in sniffing and widdling to see them.

Another spot of Kindle time and then bed.

This time we tried the single bed layout that needs the driving seats swivelled around to give a bit of length. We brought sleeping bags instead of quilts.

A partial success. Only partially as Reggie decided to ignore his own bed and share with Claire. Around 5am he decided he needed a pee and I had to take him out. Before I had got my shoes off, he was in my bag. Three hours sharing for me!

Next time I think we will opt to use the double bed layout and sleeping bags. A sheet to stop his feet making the upholstery dirty.

So here we are. Awake. Coffee made. Ready to go to the facilities for the loos and showers. And to empty the waste tank. What they call black water. We haven't had to do it before. Luckily YouTube to the rescue.

Once that's done it will be back home.

(Originally sent by email so line lengths and paragraphs are all cockeyed - now fixed now that I have access to my laptop)

Posted by InvictaMoto 07:49 Archived in England

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