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    Where is your favourite holiday place, and why ?

    As a child I used to go on holiday regularly, to Bexhill-on-Sea in Sussex, England. My grandmother lived there and she used to rent a beach hut for us. We were able to stay for 3 or more weeks, and it was wonderful ! I have brilliantly fond memories of that place. It has changed now, with new build all over the town and my grandmother's house has been knocked down and a 'care home' is on the site of her house. I know all this because my older brother called at the town about 15 years ago, and it also shows up on Google Earth !

    I'm not sure that I want to go back to the town (I have never returned there since my grandmother moved nearer to where we lived, in the late 1960's ).
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    Re: Where is your favourite holiday place, and why ?

    I go to the beach every year, it is a 2 hour drive. It is nice just to go away, listen to the waves, surf sometimes (but not this year there was a big hammerhead swimming around, a curiosity for news and life guards alike so people got chased out of the water quite often)

    I like the peace and quiet, after a long school year.

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    Re: Where is your favourite holiday place, and why ?

    I too love the sea, and have always felt that I hadn't been on a holiday if I hadn't sat on the sand listening to the gentle splash as the waves finger their way up the beach, and the oh so familiar seaside call of the seagulls. It is so peaceful and relaxing, and a wonderful way to re-charge your batteries and 'chill'.

    It sounds so useful, Chonsi, you being only 2 hours from your seaside ! We are just over 3 hours away from ours
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    Re: Where is your favourite holiday place, and why ?

    Childhood holidays?
    Born and bred in South East London we used to travel down to The Isle of Sheppey stopping at Leysdown.
    My father had a second hand van, loaded with our camping gear for a long term stay, at that time we stayed for the school summer holidays, while my father returned to London to work as a Turncock on the Metropolitan Water Board. We were three brothers and all reckoned he dug holes for a living,embarrassingly, because if we ever saw him him at work he was always knee deep in mud,clay and water.
    Sheppey was flat and full of sheep and canals, forget the name of the campsite but it was near Warden Bay holiday park (It might have been there we stayed) I remember cockling, digging in the sand at low tide to uncover the little shelled creatures, after soaking in salty water, my father boiled them in a bucket, so we could eat them with salt and vinegar for tea.
    The meal I remember was when he used to bring down home bred young roast rabbit, when the money was running out, because he would normally grow them bigger before eating them.
    The other memory was seeing my non drinking father drunk after a few beers, drunk and unwell, and our visiting relatives trying to hide that from us young boys.
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    Re: Where is your favourite holiday place, and why ?

    I quite like St Ives. It has a sandy beach or two, it has a couple of suitable cafes and a pub and it's a half hour on the open-top bus.
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    Re: Where is your favourite holiday place, and why ?

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    Childhood holidays?
    Born and bred in South East London we used to travel down to The Isle of Sheppey stopping at Leysdown.
    My father had a second hand van, loaded with our camping gear for a long term stay, at that time we stayed for the school summer holidays, while my father returned to London to work as a Turncock on the Metropolitan Water Board. We were three brothers and all reckoned he dug holes for a living,embarrassingly, because if we ever saw him him at work he was always knee deep in mud,clay and water.
    Sheppey was flat and full of sheep and canals, forget the name of the campsite but it was near Warden Bay holiday park (It might have been there we stayed) I remember cockling, digging in the sand at low tide to uncover the little shelled creatures, after soaking in salty water, my father boiled them in a bucket, so we could eat them with salt and vinegar for tea.
    The meal I remember was when he used to bring down home bred young roast rabbit, when the money was running out, because he would normally grow them bigger before eating them.
    The other memory was seeing my non drinking father drunk after a few beers, drunk and unwell, and our visiting relatives trying to hide that from us young boys.
    Leysdown was my childhood holiday destination, apart from a couple of weeks in Butlins, Clacton. We stayed in a chalet and have a vivid memory of my dad chasing my kite down the green. I rember mum and dad getting pease pudding and faggots from a van.

    I took my wife there one Sunday. It wasn't how I remember, dirty and scruffy. I had to promise her I'd never take her there again.

    We go to Rye on the Sussex coast a lot for weekends away. Our best family holiday was in Devon a couple of years ago. Kids, grand kids. All of us. Perfect !
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    Re: Where is your favourite holiday place, and why ?

    I spent a holiday on The Wash once, some few miles from Hunstanton, and it was extremely rural. My word it was rural. And wet. Wet from above, wet to the sides and most of all wet beneath. A remarkable and memorable holiday.
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    Re: Where is your favourite holiday place, and why ?

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    I spent a holiday on The Wash once, some few miles from Hunstanton, and it was extremely rural. My word it was rural. And wet. Wet from above, wet to the sides and most of all wet beneath. A remarkable and memorable holiday.

    But Mr. spot, you really shouldn't have pitched your tent on a sand bar in The Wash - you were bound to be inundated by the incoming tide and consequently 'wet beneath' ! Glad you had such a good holiday though ! Norfolk is one of my favourite counties, and it is not as flat as some people make out ! I believe it is the most tree covered county in England as well.
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    Re: Where is your favourite holiday place, and why ?

    I think Mars might rank quite highly for me! I would love to see Olympus Mons "in the flesh"...

    Unlikely though!
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    I think Mars might rank quite highly for me! I would love to see Olympus Mons "in the flesh"...

    Unlikely though!
    Let me know if you manage to get passage and I'll tag along. Meanwhile, I'll stick to national parks and famous sites, where I've always loved to take the kids and grands, for the obvious beauty and educational value. Now I've included the beach at Santa Cruz, Capitola and Perdido Key, FL., for the seafood, music and Family!

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