The camper has landed
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Picked the campervan up eventually this morning after a bit of messing about trying to get the cash out of a bank to avoid excessive credit card charges.
Imagine our surprise to be informed that the 3 berth euro campervan that we'd booked had now grown into a 6 berth campervan. It's pretty much the same vehicle but with an extra 5 foot attached to the back. I was pleased to begin with until the realisation sank in that parking this monster would be a nightmare. Something which hit home when we visited the nearest supermarket only to find that all the car parks are covered and there was no way the 3.2m camper was gonna fit in one. Also the first uncovered parking bay I tried left the back hanging dangerously out covering a cycle lane. Having run out of options I decided to just park it in the street across 3 bays, there were plenty of spares and it wasn't exactly busy, sod 'em.
The plan for the first day was to head to a beach resort at
On arriving at the camper site I delegated the responsibility of going in and purchasing the ‘powered site’ to Wendy, which she proceeded to do but with an “I’m British don’t you know’ type accent. Speaking to Wendy afterwards apparently the lady behind the counter was very amused at the amateurs rolling up and it must have been galvanised when she asked what type of campervan we had, to which Wendy replied “a big one”, which means I’ve had an impact on her because previously she would have said “a white one”
After a bit of messing about the power was hooked up to the van and everything that needed mucho power sprang to life. I wasn’t that impressed initially as the telly didn’t seem to have the channel that showed all the premier league games (that’s the EPL for you JC). Wendy was over the moon.
The camper van park we stayed at in
In the taxi back I proceeded to make an arse of myself by asking the driver to point out any Cassowary’s (indigenous bird…apparently) we may pass, only to be told that other than the Owl and Kiwi birds tend not to come out at night. I quickly shut up. He did say that you could usually see wallaby’s, roo’s, possum’s and some kind of large snake hanging around at night. We didn’t see any but took note.