Be Careful Where You Park.....

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  1. DeuceBG

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    I tend to consider myself a "Man of The World" but just lately I'm starting to realise that I may be a little more naive than I first thought.
    Last weekend we decided to take the MH out and stretch her legs a bit by way of a jolly little jaunt around the Lincolnshire countryside, culminating in a nice cuppa in a Picnic Area on the way back home.
    Bearing in mind that this was mid-afternoon on a fairly bright Sunday I wasn't particularly phased by the number of cars in the area when we pulled up.
    It wasn't until we'd been sat there a while contemplating the view over coffee and a biscuit that it suddenly became apparent what had been bugging me since we rolled in.
    All the cars were occupied by single men (i.e. Only one as opposed to Single as in "Not Married"!!), anyway..... As we sat looking out of the window we noticed that a number of them were admiring the MH...or at least we thought they were until it dawned on us what they were actually looking at.....US!!
    I have a feeling that we'd inadvertently happened upon a local "Dogging Hotspot!!"
    We packed up pretty sharpish and headed out and as soon as we did at least half the cars followed suit....Not Impressed!!!! :Eeek:
     
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    Not so worldly wise after all:BigGrin:
     
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    Appropriate that the first reply should come from dogman! :Rofl1:
     
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    Nah, they were probably just gasping for a cuppa. You know, single men, no wives at home to make them a nice pot of tea....

    Allan
     
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    Why were you not impressed?

    Was it because only just half of them followed suit......:Wink:
    :Wink:

    :RollEyes::RollEyes:
     
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    Perhaps it was when you flashed the headlights:Rofl1:
     
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    did it have hookup as well :Smile:
     
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    It happened to us wilding it one night!

    Cars, pulling up, flashing brake lights and the like. It clicked with us after a while and we moved on!:Laughing:

    Maybe Jim could post a link to 'dogginguk.com' on the wild camping threads so we can all double check before parking up for the night!!:Laughing:
     
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    I can see a new type of rally :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Never saw the connection until you pointed it out, thanks. :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    This thread calls for a theme tune

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-lQ11igLI0"]FASCINATING AIDA Dogging - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    What's dogging?

    Is it they were wanting to take their dogs for a walk with you?

    I'm so naive :BigGrin:
     
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    Fascinating Aida - very funny indeed. The dogging one is hilarious. Anyone gets the chance, they are well worth seeing live.

    Never happened to us, thank goodness - the nearest we get to it (thank goodness) is actually walking a real one.
     
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    Loved the video, always wondered what dogging was, New name for what we all got up to in the old days when we had nowhere else to do it but the car!
     
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    It strikes me that a six-berth motorhome could be rented out quite profitably as accommodation for their nefarious activities while the MH owner goes off and takes the dog for a walk. You could also hire step ladders for any voyeurs wanting to see why the Luton is creaking so much. A whole new angle on MH hire.
     
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    I know the feeling....as this happened to us exactly the same...this place was a lay by... a stretch of road left over from the old road one just set back off the present road between Bridlington to Hull but nearer to Hull...we had come back to the UK for a months holiday from France and decided to stop for some lunch.....cars kept coming in and out of the lay by even the same cars maybe 5 to 10 times in a short period of time....and as they passed us the would look into our windows....all single men.....then a second car would pull up close behind them..I am talking many cars.. new cars and many expensive ones, 4 wheel drive top jobs vehicles..this was a midweek mid-day .........so we moved on very quickly after we realised what was happing :Eeek: ....it put me off my lunch:cry:.....it must have been a meeting place for men ..I would have thought the council could put a stop to this..nefarious activities:Doh:...this was a long layby 500m+ made to look very tacky... taken over men meeting men...it was like the red light district in London Soho...maybe it should be called the Blue candle light district of east Yorkshire:Rofl1:

    I am not anti Gay....but hey ...come on (Whoops sorry about the pun it was not intentional)... there is a time and place if you must....try your own home...or are there wives still at home house keeping:Angry:.don't spoil the country side.....

    This has happened twice after the Uk lay by...once in France...on a aire at Boulogne...and the other was at JJ wild spot..JJ asked us to meet up with him near Cascais / Lisbon / Portugal....so it looks world wide:Doh:
     
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    on a lot of the wild beaches in southern Spain you get this happening, the place is full of guys just sat in there cars watching you. As you are a M/H you cause a lot of interest, after a while you get used to it and take no notice of them. The worst thing that happened to us was in France we were traveling along a ' chair area ' about lunch time so pulled into a lay by at the side of a wood, cooked our dinner and was sat there eating it, when a big car pulled up and a young girl got out and went into the wood and the car went of, funny we thought, in a few minutes the girl came out dressed for work ( well more undressed ) came over to the van and in no uncertain terms told us to f.... of as this was her spot and if didn't her pimp would come and move us. So like you wrong place wrong time. I hasten to add we left very quickly without doing the washing up.
     
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    Ah, now I couldn't have done that...I hate leaving washing up!!
     
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    I hated leaving what was stood out side.
     
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    Joking apart, I don't really care what people get up to as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else but there ought to be "Designated Areas" for such activity, similar to the Red Light Areas in some European countries.
    I wouldn't have been too happy if I'd turned up there with a young family for a picnic.
    When my daughter was a toddler we often used to spend a lazy afternoon at one of the more remote Picnic Areas along the East Coast.
    We'd take the dog and enough food for the day and spend time on the beach away from the crowds and the amusements etc.
    I'm not sure I'd do the same thing now though :Sad:.
     
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