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  1. Rob

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    We are all loaded and ready to go on our second trip in the MH

    We are off for the next 8 nights touring in and around the New Forest and really looking forward to it.

    Will put some posts up later in the week

    Rob
     
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    Have a great time...(y)

    Bootiful part of the country..
     
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    Our fav place:)
    Looking forward to your posts and pics if you can please(y)
     
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    BEWARE , Popeye lives in that area !!!!!!!!!!
    Be afraid !!!! very afraid !!
     
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    Are you sure? It's pouring here at the moment, mind you the Rhodys's are in full bloom.

    ....you only need to be afraid if you're one of those old geezers from the South Island......
     
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    :hi: We'll wave from the IOW. Lots of good sites, large and small in the Forest, you'll be spoilt for choice. Have a good trip :smiley:
     
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    we are down there over easter a lot of sites fully booked so will be busy
     
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    Somewhere we've always fancied going, so looking forward to reading your future posts and seeing photos, if possible, please. Have a great time @Rob.
     
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    We going down to Dorset for Easter weekend, our son lives in Blandford forum, we shall be in baiter car park in Poole at some point over the weekend, love watching the boats coming and going, may even pop to weymouth
     
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    While you are in the new forest area , might be worth visiting Exbury gardens usually fab show of rhododendrons & azaleas also Beaulieau motor museum .
     
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    Just come back from Setthorns. Lovely place. Enjoy.
     
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    Yep, stopped there many times , spent a couple of xmas's there.
    lovely to watch the squirrels ,deer & ponies + all the different birds. and flora
     
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    Look forward to seeing how you get on, Eddies got Beaulieu auto jumble (mid May) in his sights so we could be off down there.
     
  14. Rob

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    Well we started off at Sandy Balls in the new forest as the good lady wife had always fancied a trip there.
    Nice site with good pitches and great facilities however..... bit steep at 42 quid a night!
    We are now at Hayling Island being rocked all over the place in the wind. Not overly impressed with the site. Not a bad view overlooking the creek.
    Just had a decent meal in th new on site bistro, not bad prices.
    Off to Ulwell cottage near Swanage tomorrow for 2 nights then to Setthorne on Friday. Hopefully a bit more to keep us busy at these next two sites
    Rob
     
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    Enjoy your travels Rob
    pete
     
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    Fingers crossed that the weather improves for you. We were in Swanage for the first time last year (without the motorhome) and loved it. Hope you have a good time.
     
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    Did you try the pub near Sandy Balls, called the Fighting Cock I think, the food there used to be fantastic, all homemade.
    Hope you enjoy your hols
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    Ah well.........that week went far too quickly!!
    Third stop was Ulwell Cottage near Swanage.
    Now for someone whos dream job would be to own a campsite, this place would be close to how i would like mine. We had a fantastic pitch set on its own , like many others on this superb site. Loads of room and easily accessible. Great amenities including , pool , shop and restaurant with friendly staff . Had a lovely meal on Thursday evening.
    First time visit to Swanage and we all thought the place was great, definitely visit here again. We also had some of the best fish and chips ever at the Parade in Swanage,
    All this and for the 2 nights we were there our pitch cost £28 . This is a third of the price of Sandy Balls and theres only one i would revisit!!
    Anyhows....fourth stop of the trip was at Setthornes in the New Forest. Not a lot to say that hasnt already been posted about this great place. Was really chuffed for the Wife who fulfilled one of her camping dreams to see the ponies at close hand. I think it was my BBQs that attracted them!!
    Overall a nice little trip and was really happy that everything worked great in the MH and we are now finding our feet with everything.
    Next trips planned for May day Bank holidays and we are soon to chose our destinations for the France trip in July.
     
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    Stopped at Sandy Balls some years ago when we were tuggers. Wild horses would not get me back there, unless it has substantially changed. Over commercialised, with tight pitches and screaming kids!!
     
  20. Rob

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    Nice enough site Paul but massively overpriced and i dont really get whats 5* about it??

    As mentioned above , Ulwell Cottage site had same amenities , better pitches , in just as nice a place for a third of the price?? No brainer really!!

    Rob
     
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