The start of our planned ‘voyage’ to the Jurassic Coast was slightly hampered by Ann catching Covid. Our plan was to leave on Saturday morning head to Uphill Marina and Touring Park to stay one night. The plan was to go out with my sister and brother in law for a meal and a few drinks in the local pub.
Ann felt a little off sorts on Friday evening and when she woke up on Saturday she felt really ill. An hour and one covid test later the result was positive. Cutting a long story short she did not feel better until Tuesday. So we lost £39, a night out and a further two days.
Finally leaving I programmed the Garmin Satnav for Putts Corner Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite and off we went. The drive was uneventful and we made good time. Eventually driving down the A375 we passed the Hare and Hounds pub on our right. I remember saying to Ann “That’s the name of the pub mentioned on the Club App, we must be close”.
Another long story suffices to say we ended up in Sidbury and the Satnav told us your destination is on the right. The only thing on the right was a single-track road with a sign to Sidbury Manor. This can not be it Ann said and I had to agree, but the narrow road through Sidbury did not lend itself to a U-turn so I turned into the Manor Estate Road.
Having done that the first sign read ‘private road, no entry or turning’. Oh well, hopefully there’s no estate manager with a shotgun, there was however, enough room to turn around.
Stopping at the entrance to check the map I immediately saw my error.
I had typed in Putt Corner and not Putts Corner. The satnav had taken us to the correct place, this was user error and after typing in Putts Corner Elsbeth (Ann named the satnav Elsbeth) immediately told us to turn left and head back the way we came.
Six minutes later Elsbeth told us to turn left after the Hare and Hounds pub, then right into the site. The site was well organised and the staff were extremely helpful, they marked the pitches that were available and told me to just drive around and pick one. This we did but setting up took a little longer as the ramps were used for the first time and there was a lot of toing and froing and as Ann was still not feeling one hundred percent it was down to me to get it sorted.
Later Ann, Ellie and I went for a short walk, and as luck would have it, this walk took us past the Hare and Hounds pub. So, in we went and had some drinks and a lovely meal.