Thursday 4th December 2014
Happy 24th Birthday to our youngest son William!
Today is son William’s birthday, he doesn’t ‘do’ Facebook and we can rarely reach him on Skype so here’s hoping that he will notice this new blog being swiftly posted to arrive on his birthday.
Have a great day Will and we’re looking forward to seeing both you and Ed tomorrow. The weather is good here, only 4°c first thing this morning but the DeLonghi Bambino Speedwarm heater doesn’t take more than a few minutes to warm throughout Twernt.
Once the sun comes up, the temperature is quick to rise and we enjoyed a walk in 18°c along the promenade down to El Varadero, a small ‘offshoot’ of Motril and location of the ferry port.
Here’s a quick update of our day so far:
Before I post the pictures from our walk today, you may recall that I mentioned in yesterdays blog that I had some misgivings about the close proximity of trees on the Camping Playa Granada campsite – well there was a tree-related incident on site yesterday afternoon…….
As I was ‘working’ on posting the blog, I heard some raised voices to the front of Twernt – our silver screen was fitted so it wasn’t possible to see out – I went outside and saw a motorhome being directed OUT of a pitch diagonally opposite Twernt, this Dutch motorhome had arrived some 30 minutes before.
He had clearly decided to move from his initial pitch but was having difficulty avoiding contact with the front end of Twernt.
My interest became concern and, along with the German chap pitched opposite us (the ex-coach driver that helped us when we arrived), I helped to guide this ‘Joint’ branded motorhome until he was positioned correctly to drive down the avenue.
By now, some 7 or 8 other German campers had decided to witness the event – they had also done this when we arrived, I think it’s classed as a sporting activity on this campsite!
Anyroadup, ‘Joint’ was guided into the avenue without any mishaps.
We didn’t know what his intentions were, so our group of about 10 stood and watched as he drove down the avenue.
About 4 pitches beyond Twernt, he decided to hang a left into a pitch that is closer to the park entrance. By now he was about 30 yards down the avenue from his audience and we watched as he hung to the right of the avenue and turned sharply left into the pitch he had chosen.
He hadn’t taken into account the fact that his rear offside was now going to swing out to the right ……………. and it did, whacking into a tree as he turned.
Our entire group had realised his intentions as soon as he started to make his left turn and we all started shouting whilst starting to run down the avenue but to no avail – he thumped into the tree.
Tough titty, Dutch city, but I did feel for the guy and after offering commiserations I ran back to Twernt, grabbed the camera and recorded his ‘rashness’ for posterity.
So here is that picture, the damage doesn’t look too bad, new corner cap and new top light but that awning could prove expensive.
He then chose to not stay (can’t think why!) and drove on out of Camping Playa Granada, presumably to smoke his van. That’s one big ‘Joint’.
Onwards with our day, today, Wednesday 4th December 2014 (Will’s birthday!)
Happy birthday Will – see you tomorrow…………………………..