Thursday, 14 April 2011

Down in the Woods.

47.3 Miles. Now at Crossways Caravan Site

Leaving Brockenhurst we headed down to the the coast again passing through Lymington and onto Mudeford, an old fishing village near Christchurch which I first visited in the late 1950’s.

Mudeford beach across the harbour inlet.Mudeford beach across the harbour inlet.The Needles rocks on the end of the Isle of Wight.The Needles rocks on the end of the Isle of Wight.

I have been back several times as it’s one of those places that just keeps drawing you back. There were many changes to be found on this visit as the city of Christchurch has expanded and swallowed up Mudeford as part of itself. The parking area on the quay had been extended and along with another motorhome found a park at the rear of the carpark with plenty of room.

Gypsy Rover MkIV at Mudeford.Gypsy Rover Mk IV at Mudeford.

After a couple of hours here it was time to head off to our next Caravan Club site near Dorchester.

Crab and Lobster pots on Mudeford Quay.Crab and Lobster pots on Mudeford Quay.

This site, being virtually in a forest was quite different to what we have previously experienced. The toilets were at the rear of the camp and were composting toilets. The laundry was in the centre of the camp with showers at the front of the camp. The road around the camp was a narrow one way system in a roughly figure of 8 configuration making it a bit of a route march to go to the toilet and then have a shower.

Good kite flying conditions at Mudefrod.Good kite flying conditions at Mudeford.

A total of 1207 miles, since 5 March 2011

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