Monday, 22 July 2013

Long hot walk in Littlehampton

Changed campsites today, but have only gone about seven miles further along the coast. 
We are now about a mile or two from the sea at a very clean, efficient and busy Caravan Club site.
We set off early afternoon to walk to town and to see the sea, but we had to cross a railway line just near the campsite.
Unfortunately, in the half hour since we had arrived, a lorry driver had tried to jump through the crossing when a train was coming and had hit and knocked off one of the gates. The police had arrived and taped the whole area off so we could not pass through. Instead they told us to follow the cars on a diversion which took us on a very long way around, on an extremely busy and narrow pavementless road.
When we eventually got to town I then got the map upside down and took us away from the sea completely. I then tried to compensate by crossing a big river and heading to the beach on the opposite side of the water.
We did find the beach, as you can see, but all of the action was across the river and there was no way to get there.
I walked us back to the camper along a hot and dusty main road, but luckily the railway crossing had been repaired and we trudged back to the van without the detour.
I think next time we will take the bikes.

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