Monday, 10 February 2014

Hunters Moon CC Site, Wareham, Dorset.

Well we should have gone to Minehead CC site, but that is really a bit of a dreary site with lots, and I realy mean lots of gravel and not much grass!  So we settled on Hunters Moon site,which was to be a new one for us!
It really is a pleasant drive down to Wareham through Bath, Warminster and Blandford. When heading this way it always makes us feel as if we should be on our way to France, as we travel this route on our way to our channel crossing from Poole.   Oh well that is a few weeks away!

We set upon pitch 47, and then realized that we had forgotten a few things, principally the awning!  That is a result of not making a list of what needs to be moved from the garage to the caravan!  During the winter we tend to keep a few thingsin the garage rather than storing them in the caravan.

After a good nights sleep,I was up early for a quick trip home! Despite the bad weather we have been having it was a beautiful day!   Fortunately without the caravan on the back it is not too much of an arduous journey.  I was back at the site by one, to be greeted by a full cooked late breakfast prepared by Lizzie! Then it was off to explore Wareham, and a bit of afternoon tea! Itisamazing how our life revolves around food and drink.

On the Wednesday, another beautiful day it was off to Poole as we needed toiloet fluid.  We then drove through Sandbanks, admiring the expensive houses. We then did a first for us and crossed on the chain ferry to Studland!

There was a market advertised in Wareham for Thursday, so we decided to visit it.  One stall,so that was a waste of time. We decided to head back to camp via Bovingtion Tank museum. Did not pay to go in, as I have been before,but enjoyed looking at the static exhibits.  Then we went round to the viewing area where we were able to see some tracked personnel carriers running about!

Friday was wet all day, so time for some reading!  When I say wet, it was absolutely horrible!

Saturday was bright and clear, but very windy, so as we were going out for the day the awning was packed away.  We set off for the Norden station on the Swanage railway.  This railway operates every weekend of the year,and for late spring, summer and the autumn it operates everyday of the week. We caught the train and had a super journey through beautiful countryside to Swanage. I have to say this is another superb railway. Everything was neat and tidy.

 As we rode through their storeage area, everything was lined up really neat and tidy!  I think we will ride on this railway again in late spring or summer.  After coffee in Swanage, we returned on the train,sitting on the other side of the carriage, so we could enjoy different views.

From there we drove down through Studland to the ferry to Poole, as we needed to purchase some evening dinner.

Sunday was a beautiful day. No need for coats as we cleared up.

We had intended to stay here for only three nights, but as the railway was open and the weather, apart from Friday was excellent, we stayed for six nights!

One comment about the Hunters Moon site is that as it was very quiet, one ablutions block was closed, which I have no problem with. However, even though it was closed, the heating was going full blast and the lights were all blazing away.  I thought that the Caravan Club were trying to save money by not using so much electricity.

Home now,planning our next trip!

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed reading your account of Hunters Moon, looks like somewhere we shall have to visit. We went to Minehead CC site for first time last year. Its a great base for walking on the Coastal Path, and there's a great steam railway. We don't mind the gravel, but the hard standings were very hard and I've got a lot of rock pegs that are no longer straight! Caravan booked in for annual service early March then first trip is booked to Bladon Chains CC site. Wishing you a great years caravanning.