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PostSubject: A weekend in Swanage   Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:45 pm

We have just had a great weekend in Swanage - although the start was wet to say the least.
Took the ferry across from Sandbanks Friday afternoon
Could not believe that six cars ahead on the ferry was Daisy - the BraziBay we hired in Sept last year from Camp in a VDub
When we arrived at our campsite - Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park (see link below) Daisy was there too!

http://www.ulwellcottagepark.co.uk/

It was heavy rain when we arrived around 4.30pm (right up to 10.30pm) so did not go over to say hello that evening.
(Must look into getting a Kyham Awning - ours took a while to put up in the rain!)

In the morning the rain had gone and the sun shined through some light cloud (Sunday turned out even better)
Had a brief word with the people that hired Daisy - spreading the good word and before breakfast - then we were off walking

From the Campsite you can easily go up on to the downs or walk to the beach and the town (20mins)
Plenty to in and around Swanage for us big kids (probably for little ones too)
We thought this was a smashing little campsite, with good facilities and a good location
If you want to tour and include Swanage we would recommend this site.
Here are some pics from when were out and about



Had a Bar-B-Q that night with the odd drink or two
Left Sunday morning - went to Corfe Village, the Castle and to the Steam Railway - see below


By late afternoon we thought about making our way home but the sky was blue and sun was shining
Ended up going to Boscombe/Bournmouth for the rest of the day!
Had a cuppa and cake walked along the beach and ended up having fish & chips for tea



Left 1.00pm on Friday got back 10.00pm Sunday - had a great time




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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:05 pm

Great pics as always Very Happy

That does look like a nice little site.

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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:54 pm



That's some antenna you've got there. Are you running a pirate radio station from your BraziBay? Radio Scooby?

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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:14 am

Well spotted Tim
The Scooby Pirate Radio Show - cant go into too much detail - but can only be heard by similar hounds!
It also doubles up for the secret device we are testing at present to try and locate other BraziBays (like radar but Bay-dar as coined by Peppa in another post) Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:44 pm

FAB Pic - what campsite was it taken from?

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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:05 pm

That is a stunning photograph Cool

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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:23 am

Thanks - camp site duly noted - will keep in mind for our next trip Cool

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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:40 am

Thanks Scooby for the lovely writeup – it's great to see photos of people who've actually been there, rather than small/grainy images from some campsites book.

And a nice coincidence with the other bay!

Mhami's photo looks like a fairytale cheers

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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:24 pm

We are heading down that way soon - so thanks for sharing what looks like a great site. From there we are carrying on with a coastal tour that will take us all the way round to the north Devon coast, so I'll be scouring the site for other handy hints on good places to stay.
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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:10 pm

Fantastic pictures and good to hear first hand experience - thanks Cool
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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:26 pm

Some cracking pictures. Think I'm going to head that way this weekend.
Did you have to pay extra for the awning or was it included in the price?

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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:33 am

Dont recall paying extra for the awning, we just paid extra for the hook up

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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:05 pm

Hi Mickar
We completed a trip from North Devon to St Ives and back over the Easter period
See "Easter" or "Easter Weekend" in the Past Meet Ups section
Will try to look out details of some of the campsites - seems so long ago Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:24 pm

After reading this thread decided to give Swanage ago myself. Stayed at East Creech campsite, about 2 miles from Corfe castle.
Cracking campsite and only £12 a night cheers
Corfe castle is amazing, especialy when we first turned up and the mist hadn't cleared fully. On the way back to Ginger saw another Brazzi parked up that happened to be Lady J. Didn't get to say hello though Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:49 pm

Great info on the site Scooby often fancy a trip down to Swanage, we normally stay in Wareham but it’s quite a way out, nice photos as well thanks!

Wow Mhami nice photo, biscuit tin lid stuff!

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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:48 am

Thanks Scooby, I'll take a look through some of your past posts to see what gems I can find re the north Devon and Cornish coast. Looking forward to Swanage in a couple of days time Smile
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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:06 pm

If you go to Cornwall take a look at Charlestown . Lovely old village with wooden tall ships in the harbour and great ice cream ! Also the ship wreck centre is worth a visit . . . Swanage looks good , must get round to it and take a look at the castle .
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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:28 pm

As promised a few pics from the weekend.

Corfe Castle





Corfe Village



Castle in the model village, with the real castle in the background. There are actually four castles in Corfe. The model village has a model of the model village with another village and castle in that.



Ginger and LadyJ



Old Harry Rocks[





On sunday night had the place to ourselves




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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:22 am

Great pics Kiteman Cool

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PostSubject: Re: A weekend in Swanage   Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:24 pm

Its does look like a really nice place Very Happy

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