found out why we go to France

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  1. chaser

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    We have been out in the van 5 days now around Whitby, first night,near York britstop, to steak meals £24, next night went to serenity camping but couldn't find anyone and it was £22 just for the night so left and went to another britsop a mile away and had 2 meals for £18, result, then we have been on a ccc cl for2 nights at goathland £14 a night , now in another britstop, just cost us £30 so best part of £100 for 5 nights, could have been on the tunnel for that and saved all the hassel finding these places, better food better adventure , better everything for less,be a while before we do any touring here again.
     
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    Miserable old sod! Says me sat on the banks of Lake Annecy with the sunshining and a glass of wine. He he.
    Saying that we will be in Whitby by next week
     
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    three week's abut till mid term then wear on the ferry to Belgium and France :BigGrin:
     
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  4. chaser

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    Best of it is,used to love the area, well still do I suppose but the cost and faffing about is horrendous compared to aires and the French roads, and cheap wine and decent food.
     
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    I thought £100 seemed fairly reasonable for all that eating out!
     
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    £100 for 5 nights? We can stay on aires in France for 6 months for less than that and have a weeks worth of restaurant meals for 2 and still have change for 20 Rothmans........
     
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  7. chaser

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    Yes but we have to eat out in lieu of the parking, in France it would be free aires. And a cheese sandwich
     
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    Sounds as if you are joking but its true
     
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    Currently sat in 24 degs, on the edge of a beautiful village/nature reserve - total cost 2 baguettes and a coffee (y)

    Making our way SLOWLY up country, can't wait for October UK stylee :eek:

    3 months frog side for an average of €10 per night - no wardens, no people guarding pitches with bloody windbreaks, brilliant weather, free kidney stone by pass stent (thank you Carcassonne Hospital)

    Bring on January's return shuttle ;)
     
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    We also love France but going for a week it would work out a LOT more expensive.. certainly more than £100

    .. ferry and fuel would cost more..

    Free aires are great for stop-overs, but many are little better than a supermarket car park... they cannot be compared with a proper site or CL.

    that's comparing a steak dinner with a cheese sandwich ..

    if we must compare at least compare apples with apples..

    Aug, high season, we had 10 days in Wales..

    cost of CLs = £101 .. all in lovely locations, hard standing with grass, all with plenty of space to put an awning up and have a barbie..

    1st site .. 1 night at £5
    2nd site.. 4 nights at £12 inc EHU
    3rd site.. 4 nights at £12 inc EHU

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    Ey lad.......lived in a shoe box in middle of the road springs to mind ;)

     
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  12. chaser

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    Fuel we have used would have got us a hundred miles into France, ferry would have been 80 odd, Aires in the middle of towns you want to be in cls css usually in the middle of nowhere, not knocking it , we have had a good few days, but money wise no comparison and wouldn't go to France for a week except Xmas markets
     
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    One thing we liked although it's been criticised is the park and ride at Whitby, easy to get to , plenty room, bus into town £3.30, half price with your bus pass.
     
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    Each to their own I say.
    Personally doing less and less in the UK far too expensive far too many rules enforced by anal jobsworths and crap weather.
    But then I'm lucky I can get away when I want for as long as I want.
    My son and daughter in law have very limited time so stick to UK and love it.
    As long as you enjoy your time away thats what matters
     
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    You wouldn't have the co-ords for them sites would you SJ ?

    We have decided going abroad is too much driving for us now ! but like others have said it can be very costly when compared to abroad. Mind you we have just had a short break in Scotland stayed at 1 Cl £10 1 camp site £19 and 1 free night at Jedburgh !! Im sure we will soon get the hang of these C.Ls been in CC for 15 years and hardly used any sites and never a C.L.
     
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    Shoe box? Luxury...".....
     
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    I'm glad I'm not at the point of choosing where to go based purely on cost, we will go to France at some point and eventually for reasons other than you need to go through it to get to the rest of Europe.

    But avoiding the UK just because of price seems a bit shortsighted, there are some wonderful places to see in the UK, going elsewhere just to save a few quid seems daft to me.

    Peoples decisions on so many things now seem to based on what's the cheapest, OK none of us has money to throw away but cheapest does not mean best, occasionally you need to pay to get something worth having.
     
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  18. chaser

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    Not many places in uk we havnt been though, nearly everywhere we go is a return visit.
     
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    An aire in northern Spain our stop for tonight.

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