A hi-octane fuelled seaside weekend

Skegness Travel Blog

 › entry 37 of 146 › view all entries
Burgh-Le-Marsh - pondside camping at its' finest
The basic criteria for a blog entry from my angle will be loosely dubbed an escape route from home, which involves at least an overnight stay in some shape or form, thus allowing a 2-night camping trip to a British seaside town to nestle alongside higher-budget and further-flung trips. With my trusty piece of canvas barely having been put to any use beforehand, pitching a tent at a campsite at the town of Burgh-Le-Marsh, on the outskirts of the more prominent British seaside town of Skegness, the drama unfolded. This trip was actually a 'family gathering' of sorts, and involved an 'indoor' version of what was to be intended as an outdoor barbeque (blame the weather!), followed by a trip the following morning into the oh-so-bracing seaside resort town of Skegness.
For all those ill-equipped travellers who came to Skegness without a wristwatch
While amusement complexes line the seafront, and shops line the High Street, the town itself has weathered the changes remarkably well, and although only a tiny percentage of foreigners will be familiar with the place, daytrippers from the Midlands still descend on the place as if it were their second home. The highlight of this trip was an evening of entertainment at the local Stock Car racing arena, with an extravaganza of sorts lined up for all to appreciate. Various events ranging from domino-style car toppling, to monster truck car-crushing, and caravan banger destruction derby ensured that the event gave all spectators a run for their money, and I conclude that years of attending similar events have not resulted in the sport losing any of its' original appeal. The following morning involved a short ride into nearby Ingoldmells, with its pleasureland complex, and outdoor market area, where bargain purchases abounded, and a few hours later, with a cheap plate of deep-fried food inside of me, it was time to leave the town, and draw the 'Skegness chapter' to a close. Reflecting upon the experience, it was hardly a pioneering one for myself, simply because it is a place visited on numerous occasions in the past, but it always leaves me wondering just what a foreign visitor would make of a town of this nature, which typifies the tacky, yet somehow alluring nature of a fair number of British coastal towns.
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Burgh-Le-Marsh - pondside camping …
Burgh-Le-Marsh - pondside camping…
For all those ill-equipped travell…
For all those ill-equipped travel…
Stock Car Racing arena - somebody…
Stock Car Racing arena - "somebod…
Welcome to Skegness! Its so braci…
Welcome to Skegness! It's so brac…
Car and caravan before it came to …
Car and caravan before it came to…
Skegness
photo by: lizalcott