The Adventure Continues Week 3: Crawley to Dorset

This week, Reg had two firsts – first tunnel, the Shoreham Tunnel, and first ferry the Sandbanks to Studland Ferry. We left Crawley and the site at Gatwick, having managed to have the long awaited dentist appointment for Ric (if you remember one of our December posts, you’ll know the importance)! Next, we headed to Brighton and a long awaited post-lockdown haircut, I (Sarah) am a bit fussy when it comes to having my hair cut and have had the same hairdresser for a long long time, and am always incredibly grateful when I can be fitted in.

Appointments completed, we set off again again and headed to Wimborne, on the edge of the New Forest and a small Caravan and Motorhome Certified Location – Omaha Meadows. It’s a lovely small site, next to the Moors Valley Country Park. Reg had a swim in the river too.

After a couple of days, we left and headed to Sandbanks, outside Bournemouth to take the Chain Ferry to Studland. The weather changed and the glorious views we were hoping for disappeared into the mist and rain. We didn’t spot Harry (Redknapp) either! We had a couple of nights at the Caravan and Motorhome Club Site: Bingham Grange. There wasn’t much change in the weather, so we went for a drive, down to Lyme Regis and up to Axminster before returning to the site.

It’s taken us a while to get back into the travelling mode, but we have learnt to slow down and take in the scenery and activities on offer on our doorstep. We aren’t always the most social of people, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made us a little less so. The Caravan and Motorhome Club and the Camping and Caravanning Club have both done alot to put secure measures into place and we feel very safe on their sites. The relief of being able to be back on the road has done wonders to our wellbeing and we’re also able to train Reg in the basics! The campsite at Bingham Grange has a lovely free to roam dog walk, and we were able to hesitantly let Reg off the lead, but he came back!

As always, thank you for reading, we hope you and your families are safe and able to get out and enjoy the outdoors. We’re heading off again next week and we hope you can follow our trip.


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