May, June and July 2017.
So after the best part of 15 months on the road we are now stationary on the East Sussex coast where we are working the summer at the Norman’s Bay Camping and Caravanning Club. As I write this I am remembering the moment that we found out about these jobs and that the club was recruiting back in Cabo de Palos (Sp) during July 16 via a motorhoming Welsh couple. I don’t think either of us thought that we would be working on a camping site when we drove off from our home in Rutland, even though both of us were aware that we wanted a change in direction.
The location at Norman’s Bay is fantastic, we are literally a stone’s throw away from the sea and most days I go for a swim. The weather has been good so far, and even after wearing sun scream, we have managed to keep our south European tans.
The beach at Norman’s Bay. If you look closely you can see the Suntor on the far left. We are really close to the sea, something that I have found is important to me.
The beer garden at our local, The Aqua Bar. They have benches on the beach!!!
We have managed to do some discovering of the local area visiting neighbouring Bexhill-on-Sea on our bikes and wondering at it’s coast side property porn. We tied up with my sister Sal on a very windy Eastbourne pier and even managed a spot of sunbathing on the beach. We day tripped to nearby Brighton to watch Sharon’s sister Karla and niece Jodie swim around the pier, they both did fantastically and that was another day that ended sunbathing on the beach (thanks for the chicken Best Barnacles!!) We also have spent several Friday nights dusting ourselves down after the week’s work at Uckfield with friends Joy and Tracy, which is always fun, even the head aches afterwards!!
Closer to home, we have visited Pevensey castle and it’s lovely village, sampling the Sunday roast at the Smuggler’s Inn. Keeping the Camino in mind, we have also started walking the Cuckoo Trail completing so far the first stage, there and back.
There have also been several trips back to the midlands to visit family which is great after relying on emails and phone calls as the only contact for so long. (Dad you need to sort the Chamois trip out for our next visit!!?!). We have also received various visitors here, the first being the Holmes family who took the impromptu moment to camp on site after a few days at Lyme Reiges – cheers Sven and Soph, you have set down the gauntlet now for the Binder’s and Christie’s…….
And this leads nicely on to an invite to all the people we have met whilst on the road and have exchanged contact details. Drop us a line, you are welcome to pass by here if the opportunity arises on your travels…….
The sunset’s are fantastic over the Camping and Caravanning Club site, Norman’s Bay.