14. Apr, 2016


 THURSDAY 14-5-15 

This morning we were up in good time as there were chores to be done followed by some relaxation. I was the first out of the starting blocks and over to the showers only to come back with the news that there was no water supply anywhere on the site. Therefore it was on with our boiler and a shower indoors instead. Having done all that, about an hour's work by the time the boiler has heated the water to 60°C, and taking the showers themselves,  I popped out and was able to confirm that the water was now back on - typical. 

The one thing that we are very strict about is whatever the weather the vehicle is properly aired every morning. Both roof vents fully open and the door open.  If the weather is rough the vents aren't opened fully, but they're kept open for much longer. This morning bought the added bonus of getting the duvets outside to air in the glorious sunshine and warm breeze. To top it all we did our bits of washing including all of the bedding. There is no proper laundry on this site and so it was all done by hand and dried very quickly in the sunshine over the backs of the folding chairs and a clothes airer kindly loaned to us by a German neighbour who's travelling alone with his dog. When I returned it I took over a nice cold can of beer by way of a thank you. He thanked me anyway but said he didn't drink alcohol. Good - that’s more for me then. 

This evening’s fare was a fry-up, good English fare, and a chance to start working through some of the meat we are carrying in the freezer. 

We have been joined by new German neighbours, a young couple with a new-looking short wheel based motorhome. He's driving and she's seeing him back. Now on this campsite each pitch has at the head of it, a terracotta-coloured slab of concrete about 18" square set in to the grass with the pitch number painted on it. We're on pitch A14 and they were heading for A13. The concrete square on their pitch was raised a little, particularly on one corner, and so the young lass stood on the concrete square so that her partner could manoeuvre around her and in to the pitch thus avoiding the obstacle. Here’s a question for you now. Upon reversing did he: 

A. Keep an eye on her in the mirror whilst she stood on the concrete, slowly manoeuvring around her before lining the vehicle up within the pitch. 

B. Despite her gesturing to him to go around her followed by much shouting and arm waving, then her jumping off the concrete slab and move for her own safety, he reversed right over the slab, resulting in awful scraping and grinding noises as the raised corner on the slab scraped all along the underneath of the vehicle. 

Yup two points if you chose B. They spent about half an hour this evening under the rear of the vehicle inspecting the damage.