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CAMPSITE The first long weekend in May was quite busy. A big group which included people from South Africa and Zimbabwe invited me for one of their evening meals which involved a Potjie pot in which a beautiful thick stew (potjiekos) was cooked. (1) This consisted of beef, coke cola, red wine, onions, tomatoes and […]

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CAMPSITE I am always intrigued by all the accents I hear from people on the campsite. The gentleman in the photo had a lovely Bristol accent, while his wife had a very soft Welsh one. (1) I know when I first arrived in Sydney no one had ever heard my strong Dorset accent before and […]

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THE CAMPSITE It was good to have a steady flow of campers during the winter. A returner, who walked everywhere last year with his dog, arrived before Easter with a Life Cycle electric bike, and trailer for his dog Billy. (1) It is a very new bike and he has only done 100 miles on […]

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CAMPSITE Campers may wonder what the small white building attached to the double garage is. (1) The original plan was to have a disabled toilet built ready for the Jubilee weekend in June 2012. Unfortunately there were so many delays on every front during its planning and construction that it wasn’t started until November 2012. […]

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CAMPSITE The interesting Dutch couple who stayed before Christmas kindly sent me some of the photos they took during their stay at Bluntshay: a guided walk with Pilsdon pen in the background, (1) Lyme Regis at dusk, (2) a view from Lyme Regis to Charmouth, (3) the beach at Seatown (4) and West Bay. (5) […]

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CAMPSITE A very interesting Dutch couple came to camp for 6 days just before Christmas and stayed in this “tipi”. (1) They said that it was a very luxurious way of camping (or even “glamping!”). Inside was a robust wood stove which kept them very warm for their winter camping expeditions. (2, 3) The “tipi” […]

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CAMPSITE As I am open all year campers have been staying during the autumn. This enthusiastic couple were interested in everything (1) and it would have been good if they could have stayed longer. As they left I realised that they had a very interesting number plate. (2) A family who had to cancel their […]

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CAMPSITE A professional photographer stayed in August and took some brilliantly atmospheric shots around the campsite and at local beauty spots.(1, 2, 3, 4, 5) The son of someone I used to attend the Young Farmers’ Club with returned to the site on August Bank Holiday with his family in a motorbike and sidecar. (6, […]

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CAMPSITE A lovely Dutch lady, who was a keen photographer, snapped a lot of photos during her stay at Crabbs Bluntshay. On my conducted walk the photos include the two rams, (1) cattle, (2) sheep, (3), children racing across a field (4) and a rabbit. (5) Capturing a deer on camera still seems to allude […]

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CAMPSITE The firepit was as popular as ever (1) with the family in this case enjoying cooked chocolate bananas. (2) Another family was having a snack before their main meal was cooked on another firepit. (3) Duke of Edinburgh students walked through rain to get to Bluntshay. It didn’t seem to stop raining during their […]

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