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Saturday, 20 April 2013

Move to Salisbury

The caravan site at the pub was costing me £16 per night. I have now arrived at the Camping and Caravan Club site at Salisbury where the cost works out at £9.40. At the pub one could argue that you were paying a premium for peace, quiet, space and attractive surroundings. At Salisbury I am surrounded by other caravans, but there are immaculate toilet facilities with individual cubicles and many other facilities on site including a small shop. The surroundings are also attractive with a view across fields to Old Sarum, an Iron Age hill fort just north of the town. The weather is brilliant.

There are two Marilyns on the Isle of Wight, and if the weather looks ok for Monday I may take the car across. One problem is that you save quite a lot by booking in advance on line, but then you are committed, which would be dreary if the weather was bad.

I have plans for one, or possibly two other Ms for tomorrow.

Once you have a good 3G signal, which I have again here, Blog Press seems to work very well posting any photos you have on the iPad.

My caravan on the pub site at Lower Odcombe (bottom centre)

On the site at Salisbury. old Sarum on the horizon

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afootinthehills said...

Hello Conrad - peace and solitude on sites these days does appear to come at a price, although in my experience there isn't necessarily a positive correlation between the two.

I'm to consult Dawson's book to find the Isle of Wight Ms. Not somewhere I've ever associated with hills!

Sir Hugh said...

I had some dreadful nights on supposefly quiet camp sites on my LEJOG walk with noisy and objectionable people. At least on CC and CandCC own sites there is usually a degree of discipline snd decent behaviour.

This Marilyns thing is like a lucky dip. You can look at the map and get some preconceived idea and when you get there it is nothing like your mental image at all. I wonder what the I of W us going to throw up tomorrow?