So this week T and I escaped from the pressure of web work and visited my mum in Poole with her Guide group. She had mentioned a few weeks earlier that she was visiting Brownsea Island and would be doing some geo-caching with the girls and I thought it would be a good break from the daily grind and offered our services.
We booked ourselves into the Norden Farm, Campsite which is run by the Ram family. I had first visited this campsite 20+ years ago with the folks so it was nice to go back and see it doing so well and having grown so much. Not so sure I like it’s style, I’m more in the rustic camp experience camp than the holiday park but for two nights peak season it was very reasonable at £25. This included showers although I would have been happier had they been hot rather than warm. The site has a shop, a takeaway and restaurant which in hindsight I wish we had tried.
On our first night there it was raining so we headed to nearby Corfe to grab our fuel. I’ve been to the ‘greyhound’ (nearest castle) and it was OK so as T preferred the look of the hotel menu we committed to our eatery for the evening. What a mistake, the food was awful and the bar lady had all the redeeming characteristics of a … So we won’t be going there again. Mum says Bistro around corner was nice so maybe if we’re back we’ll give that a go.
As for Brownsea Island, well it was busy but uneventful. The guides enjoyed GeoCaching and its certainly easier with 21 willing youngsters running around trying to find small objects. Highpoint of the day was overhearing a mum speaking to her child and alienating every adult in hearing when she said “Stay close dear, there’s bad people around here”. Charming!