Start Mileage 169 – End Mileage 187
What a beautiful day, got up got ready and loaded up some food in GiGi and headed off down to Mudeford about 9:45.
We put the fridge / freezer for the first time on the electric plug in on the drive for half an hour to see how good it is.
As we entered it looked like quite a few people were already there but luckily found a great spot by the dinghy park with loads of room and easy access in and out.
We got the inflatable kayaks out and realised that the electric inflater doesn’t quite fit the Boston valves but it saved quite a bit of work anyway. Need to put some electrical tape around it and it should be good to go.
Had a wonderful hour and a half paddling over to the beach huts then along to the Hengistbury Head Outdoor Centre – there must have been hundreds of swans – lockdown is clearly working out well for them!
Loads of motor boat traffic going in and out up the channel – most wearing no safety equipment and clearly speeding….
Over on the other side we saw a herd of mares and their new foals by the waters edge.
We pootled back round along the houses and saw some dogs being taken out for paddle boarding – awesome!
Got back to the van and had a fantastic lunch on the shore – we need to get a new table and our new chairs should arrive shortly which will be good. The Brunner Axia table is completely out of stock everywhere though so no idea when that will turn up.
Bit of a read by the beach and job done – what a lovely day!
Before heading off we checked the fridge and freezer – wow. Icicles! Totally amazing running on gas. Bodes well for when we can get out on some longer trips and we’ll be able to take some frozen food with us no problem.
We got back home and one of the storage boxes had moved meaning we couldn’t open the offside garage door – luckily we have easy access from inside GiGi and from other side meant we could clear it quite easily but must get something to stop it moving into the wrong place. Moving the kayak bag there will be the best bet as it is quite heavy to drag out anyway.
Once again, a cracking trip in 4G – we could not have made a better choice of van!