Well we have been sat at home for too long,so we looked round for something different. We settled on Northam Farm at Brean. This is a commercial site, not the sort that we would normally use,but we are looking for somewhere to take Izzy, Freddie and Ami for a long weekend in the summer. It is also considerably cheaper at £13.00 a night, than a Caravan Club Site at nearly £20.00 per night.
We drove down through Keynsham and Chelwood and over Chew Valley Lake.We had forgotten how narrow Blagdon is to drive through! A bit like the Kingsbridge Start Bay road.
We got to the site at about 4.00. The site was easy to find and we were soon set up on the Dog free field, a real bonus! The hardstandings were block paved, so in order to put the awning up the caravan had to be sited right on the edge of the pitch.
The site was very quiet, although there were hundreds of caravans there, mostly empty. There are many fields full of caravans, mostly tourers pitched up for the season, and a few static mobile homes. We soon discovered that the club house, a must when Izzy and Freddie are with us was 600 yards down the road, which is quite busy. Do not think that this site will be suitable for the children as the club house is so far away.
On Thursday it was into Weston Super Mare where we had morning coffee in the very posh restaurant at the end of the pier! Would reccomend anybody visiting WSM to visit this restaurant. The pier is good fun as well. Bit of retail therapy in WSM, I bought some more cook books, then back to Berrow where we found Morrison for essential supplies. It was such a glorious day that we sat on the beach at Brean for a couple of hours in the warm sunshine watching the Sand Yachts.
We had lost a bolt holding our grill door in place, so a good rummage in my tool box, essential for any caravanner,brought forth a replacement bolt, so all was fixed.
Friday dawned foggy, a real good thick sea mist. we drove to the northern end of Brean beach, to the National Trust shop for coffee. The fog lifted, leaving another bright sunny day. Drove back along the beach and spent more time watching the sand yachts.
When we got back to the site loads more caravans had appeared, and most of the previously empty ones were now occupied! Our peace was shattered!
Saturday dawned bright and sunny so we set off into WSM to meet Donna and her family for coffee. Had a wandere alongWSM front in the sun before returning to Brean beach to enjoy the sunshine and the sand yachts.
On the Sunday we did not have to leave the site until late afternoon, unlike CC sites where you must be gone by noon. We did some clearing up, made tea and coffee and put the drinks in our thermos mugs,then armed with the Sunday papers set off for the beach. Proper Sand Yacht racing today! Rather exciting as they travel up to 50mph (allegedly)
Quick clear up of the caravan then off home. A really excellent few days days. May use this site again as it is close to the beach and very cheap