Fifty years of Caravanning. – My Log Book.

Date       Destination                     Nights          Towed miles

1964

Cortina Mk1+Sprite Musketeer

1965

June         Frensham                         1                         84

Sept          Frensham                         1                         84

1966

March        Frensham                        1                          84

May             Eastbourne CL              1                        120

June           Kings, Eastbourne        2                       120

July              Frensham                        1                         84

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  CC Club CL at Frensham, Surrey

 August        Westward Ho                12                     453

Total for the year                                17                     861

1967

July              Frensham                         1                        84

July               Cumbria                           6                      710

Aug                Hastings                           6                      130

Total for the year                               13                      924

Total for 3 years                                 30                    1785

1968

Aug                 New Romney                 6                      165

Total for 4 years                                  36                   1950

1969

May                New Romney                  4                      158

June              Frensham                         2                        84

4 July            Littlehampton                2                      114

July                Littlehampton                3                     108

Aug                 L-h, Kings,Romney       6                     228

Total for year                                         17                     692

Total for 5 years                                   53                   2642

Petrol Transit+Musketeer

1970

May                 New Forest                       5                     186

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 St. Mary’s Bay in Kent.

August           Chmouth/Land’s End    6                     641

Total for year                                            11                    827

Total for 6 years                                      64                  3469

1971

May                 Littlehampton                   3                    102

Aug                 St Marys                                7                    158

September  St Mary’s                               3                    158

Total for year                                             13                   418

Total for 7 years                                        77                 3887

1972

May                 New Forest                           2                   186

August           Allonby, Cumberland     11                  630

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We pitched on this foreshore for 11 nights with an awning.  

Parking is now restricted to designated spots with pay & display charges.

August           New Forest                            4                  165

Total for year                                               17                  981

Total for 8 years                                          94               4868

1973  

April               New Forest                              4                 160

June               Frensham                                2                    65

July                 St Mary’s                                  3                 140

August           New Forest/Dawlish          11               347

Sept.               Brighton                                   2                  80

Sept                Kings, Eastbourne               2                 110

Total for year                                                24                 792

Total for 9 years                                        118               5770

1974

April                 New Forest                             5                 187

May                  St Mary’s                                  3                 157

June                Brighton                                   2                   94

July                 Manston                                   7                 178

Aug                  Swanage                                  9                 244

Total for year                                                 26                 860

Total for 10 years                                       144              6630

1975

May                 Worthing                                   5                   85

July                 Brighton                                    2                   98

Diesel Transit+Musketeer

August           Manston                                     7                180

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CC CL at Manston

 August       Worthing                                       5                   98

Totals for year                                                 19                475

Total for 11 years                                        163              7105

1976

April              Cumberland                             10                701

May               Worthing                                       2                100

May               New Forest                                   4                105

Jul                  Dulverton/Westwood Ho    10               467

Aug                Great Yarmouth                        8                 318

Total for year                                                   34              1691

Total for 12 years                                         197             8796

1977

April              New Forest                                   4               200

June              Manston                                        3               180

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 Wild camping near Chesil Beach

Aug               Penzance/Dawlish                       11           611

Total for year                                                        25         1089

Total for 13 years                                             222         9885            

1978

April             Swanage                                           4            250

May/June  Charmouth                                       5           306

July/Aug     Hastings                                            5           146

August         Cumbria/New England             12           990

Total for year                                                       26         1692

Total for 14 years                                             248      11577

1979

April                  Swanage                                        5           250

May                    Bognor                                           3            104

August              Burnham/Dawlish                   15           430

Oct                     Thetford                                          2          221

Total for year                                                          25        1005

Total for 15 years                                                273      12585                      

1980

May                   Worthing                                           4           100

July                   Hythe                                                  7           165

August             Newport/Llandwewi                  14           551

Total for year                                                             25          816

Total for 16 years                                                   298     13401

1981

 April              Workington CC/Yorkshire               9         742

July                 France ( Brittany)                            17         918

August           Mildenhall/Lowestoft                       7         306

Total for year                                                               33       1966

Total for 17 years                                                     331    15367

1982

April              Totnes CC                                                8           412

June              Dorchester CC                                       5            243

Sierra+Musketeer

August            France (Sables)                                 17          1036

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Night halt near Bordeaux

Total for year                                                                30            1691

Total for 18 years                                                     361          17058

1983

July             Hythe                                                             4             170

August       France                                                          18          1150

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Site at Escalle near Calais

Total for year                                                                22              1320

Total for 19 years                                                     383            18378

1984

April              Worthing                                                   3                    92

July               Lowestoft                                                 4                   288

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CC Club site at Lowestoft

August         Minehead                                               4                       351

Total for year                                                              11                      731

Total for 20 years                                                    394                 19109

1985

July               Lowestoft                                                7                       320

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Site near New Romney in Kent

 August        France Royan                                      16                       1032

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Waiting for ferry at Dover

Total for year                                                            23                         1352

Total for 21 years                                                  417                      20461

1986

July              Southport                                             5                            502

August         France Angles                                   16                         1000

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A favourite site in the Vendee

Sept             Sheffield                                                  2                         380

Total for year                                                             23                       1882

Total for 22 years                                                  440                     22343

Sierra+Leda Cambrian

1987

April              Holland                                                  7                           637

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 Lunch break in Belgium

August        France                                                    17                     1664

Total for year                                                             24                     2301

Total for 23 years                                                   464                  24644

1988

May               Interlaken                                               9                     1308

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Site at Interlaken

30 August         France                                                17                1620

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At St. Mere Eglise

Total for year                                                            26                     2928

Total for 24 years                                                  490                    27572

1989

May            Exeter                                                          8                        410

Aug            N Spain & France                                   17                     1481

Total for year                                                               25                     1891

Total for 25 years                                                     515                  29463

1990

July             France – Le Muy                                   17                      1660

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Lunch spot in the south of France

Aug             Dawlish                                               10                         360

Total for year                                                         27                       2020

Total for 26 years                                              542                    31483

1991

Citroen BX TZDEstate+Leda Cambrian

May             France – Verchai                             11                        1274

Aug              France – Castets/Royan              16                       1742

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Overnight on the A1 to Paris

Sept           New Forest                                       2                              190

Total for year                                                     29                            3206

Total for 27 years                                            571                       35049

1992

Feb               Cumbria (Greenacre CL)             4                           720

May              Cumbria (Oldside CC site)           3                          720

Aug               Cumbria (Greenacre CL)          12 A&G 6              720

Total for year                                                         19                       2160

Total for 28 years                                              590                     37209

1993

April              Lamplugh CC site                          4                           720

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C C Site – Dockray Meadow.

Aug            Lamplugh                                           4                            720

Aug            France – Belledonne/St. Aygu   21                        1787

Total for year                                                     29                          3227

Total for 29 years                                            619                      40436

Citroen BX Estate+Quantock

1994

April             Lamplugh CC site                          9                          720

May             Munich/InnsbruckVenice          23                      2226

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A rest near  Munich

July            Exeter/New Forest                             7                          387

Aug             Langres/Tain/St Aygulf                19 (Jen 7)         1750

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Site at St. Aygulf

Sept    Lamplugh                                                 5                             720

Total for year                                                      63                           5803

Total for 30 years                                          682                          46239

1995

Feb           Spain – Torremolinos                28                              1504

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Boarding the Pride of Bilbao

May        Stuttgart/Brunico/Ca Savio          23                     2493Site_at_CaSavio__1426536138_52459__1426536138_50909

Site at CaSavio

Aug            Lamplugh                                          7                         700

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Dockray Meadow entrance

Sept         Tournus/Tain/Valras                   20                         1550

Total for year                                                     78                        6247

Total for 31 years                                          760                     52486

1996

Jan          Spain – Torremolinos                   28                        1503

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Site at Torremolinos

July           Scotch Corner                                5                          554

Aug            Spain – Las Palmeras                 22                       1800

Total for year                                                     55                       3857

Total for 32 years                                           815                     56343

1997

Feb            Spain – Bon Sol                               28                        1225

July           Lamplugh                                           7                           726

 Aug          North Spain -, Las Palmeras        23                       1816

Total for year                                                        58                       3767

Total for 33 years                                               873                    60110

1998

Jan          Spain – Bon Sol                                 39                         1230

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Waiting for the storm

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Next morning at  Valdepeñas

Citroen Xantia 2.1 Estate+Quantock

Sept           France/Spain                              20                     1820

Total for year                                                    59                    3050

Total for 34 years                                          932                    63160

1999

Jan             Spain – Torremolinos             38                       2950

Windmills in snow

Windmills in the snow

Aug           Neufchatel, France                            2                                 320

Eclipse of the sun

Total eclipse of the sun.

Aug          Lucerne, Florence, Venice           26                       2266

Total for year                                                      64                        5216

Total for 35 years                                            996                      68376

2000

Jan          Spain – Torrox                                    36                         2890

Aug          Andorra, Las Palmeras                   23                        1988

Total for year                                                      59                         4878

Total for 36 years                                         1055                       73254

2001

Jan            Spain – Torrox                                  42                         3060

Aug            Garda, Rome, Pompeii, Venice    25                     2900

Total for year                                                        67                        5960

Total for 37 years                                           1122                     79214

2002

Jan            Spain -Torrox                                39                           3060

Aug            Spain – Las Palmeras                   23                         1988

Total for year                                                      62                         5048

Total for 38 years                                       1184                         84262

2003

Jan           Spain – Torrox                                50                         3060

August     Lamplugh                                           7                          720

 August     Remiremont/Venice                   24                       1813

Nov           El Pino, Torrox                                32                       3060

Total for year                                                   113                       8653

Total for 39 years                                          1297                    92915

2004 

17         El Pino Torrox                                       66                        3050

Citroen Xantia 2.1 Estate+Bailey Pageant

July        Smedmore House, Swanage         4                           240

Aug          Las Palmeras, Spain                      16                         1988

PIL in 2005

Night halt at Pouilly sur Loire

Total for year                                                     86                       5278

Total for 40 years                                        1383                    98193

2005

Jan          Spain                                               66                             3050

Aug         Lucenac, Las Palmeras           24                              1988

Millau Bridge

Lunch break to admire the Bridge at Millau

Total for year                                                   90                     5038

Total for 41 years                                     1473                  103231

Citroen C5 Exclusive Estate+Pageant

2006

Jan           El Pino Torrox                                 66                    3060

Rest on Paris motorway

A rest stop on the French autoroute

Nov        El Pino Torrox                                   33                         3055Waiting at tunnel

Waiting for the Shuttle at Calais

Total for year                                                       99                       6115

Total for 42 years                                        1572                    109346

2007

Jan           El Pino Torrox                                  64                        3056

Snow at Druex

Winter weather in northern France.

Lorton

 Oct           El Pino Torrox                                 47                      3058

Car&Van at Bailen

Lunch stop at Bailen, Spain.

Total for year                                                      111                  6114

Total for 43 years                                            1683             115460

2008

Jan         El Pino                                                   66                     3050

Parking on M25

Nearly home.   On the M25

Kirby Thore

Sept.       Las Palmeras                                   20                     1700

Site at Las Palmeras

Camping Las Palmeras, Spain

Nov        El Pino                                              35                       3055

Car&van on shuttle

Heading for Folkestone

Total for year                                                  121                   7805

Total for 44 years                                       1804               123265

2009

Jan        El Pino                                                 63                     3060

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Rest area on the  Autoroute

Ennerdale

July            Cumbria                                    6                       720

2010

Nov/Dec Duquesa 30

Total for  year                                             69                   3780

Total for 45 years                                 1873               127045

2011

Jan/March Torrox apt/Marbella apt.

Citroen C5 Exclusive Estate+Avondale Rialto

April           Charmouth (with Sam A&J)                           6                 240

Wood Farm

CC Site at Charmouth

July          Durham/Greenacre  CL              11                720

August     Shropshire Much Wenlock       9                 440

Nov         El Pino                                               34              1530

Total for year                                                  ‘ 60             2930

Total for 46 years                                       1933        129975

2012

Jan       El Pino                                                 63                 1530

ElPino_Oct_07_001 On shuttle

On board the Shuttle

April            New Forest (with Sam & A&J)                                 6                 188

May             Les Epinettes (with Angela)                               5                  176

Sept            Durham Grange                            7                  590

Nov             El Pino                                           57                 698

Total for year                                                  138                3182  

Total for 47 years                                       2071           133157

2013

Jan              Torrox El Pino                            64                     698

June            Rushcroft Farm, New Forest   5                 180

Aug               Le Rumpval, France                  4                   340

Rompval

Camping Le Rumpval, France

Nov          Torrox                                               47                      698

Total for year                                                 120                   1916

Total for 48 years                                       2191               135073      

2014

Jan             Torrox                                             75                       698

Waiting at Santander

Waiting to board at Santander

Citroen C5 X7 Estate+Rialto

July            Blackhorse Farm                          3               140

Aug             Thirsk Racecourse CC site         5             255

Thirsk Racecourse

CC Site at Thirsk Racecourse

Aug            Lamplugh CC site                          5           460

Sept           Rushcroft New Forest                7             180

Rushcroft Farm

C&CC CL in The New Forest

Nov       Aranhuez/Saville/Torrox                  60            760

Total for year                                                       155         2493

Total for 49 years                                             2346     137566

2015

Jan          Torrox                                                       61             730

June        Yorkshire & North Wales                 12             572

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August       Devon/Dorset                                     6                280

Nov.            Salamanca/Caceres/Torrox      61                765

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Camping El Pino at Torrox

Total for year                                               141 nights     2347 miles

Total for 50 year                                    2487 nights   139913 Towed miles

2016

Jan       Torrox/LaCabrera/Santander            60               688

Aug        Yeovil                                                      5              246

Aug         Dawlish                                                 8              360

Ready for bed at Portsmouth dockside and

ready for 8am sailing.

Nov         Aranhuez/Cordoba/ElPino                6                680

Total for Year                                                  134                  1974

Total for 51 years                                          2621              141887

2017

Jan         Toledo/Burgos/Santander                 59               675

June       Shropshire                                              8               360

Aug         Swanage                                                 9                250

Nov         Spain                                                      61               860

Total for Year                                                      137             2145

Total for 52 years                                              2758        144032

8 thoughts on “Fifty years of Caravanning. – My Log Book.

    1. Originally it was started at the suggestion of my two little girls and kept in an exercise book. Later it was transferred to computer memory stick. Now it’s become a treasured collection of memories.

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  1. You have brought a tear to my eye, made me admire you, felt envious but most of all have enjoyed your whole blog and i hope you enjoy all your travels in the future.
    Take care and maybe one day we will meet some were? Kind regards Terry.

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  2. My late parents were caravanners and as a child we escaped Glasgow for our annual summer holiday to Hookhills caravan site in Paignton Devon – your log book is inspiring – my partner Karen and I had the good fortune to tow our small unit to Camping Alpenblick in Interlaken two years ago – I am composing this on my last day of our holiday in Paralimni in Cyprus – you have convinced me to take our Abbey Iona to Europe next summer – many thanks for a well presented blog

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