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Sunday, 9 August 2009

It is the evening of the day, I sit and watch the children play

We enjoy exploring new places, but it is also good to spend time on the campsite doing normal things; washing clothes (but never ironing!), cleaning inside the van, emptying the loo, checking oil, tyres, bikes and cooking. This also gives us time to watch our fellow campers.

Campsites are fantastic places to observe people; campers feel uninhibited and free to do as they choose: This may explain some of the behaviour we have seen on the campsite at St Johann im Pongau.

We suspect the couple next door of running a car laundering ring; they have two cars [Latest news, this is now three] and a large campervan, but only two sets of number plates, one German and one Austrian; these number plates are regularly moved between the three vehicles.

A family further along our terrace play lovely elaborate games with their children; one evening Dad and son togged up in walking shoes, trekking poles, bulging rucksacks and a map and together walked briskly along our terrace and the one above, back to their caravan.

This is not to mention the naked outdoor showering. Campers arrive at 09.00, what time did they set off to get here so early? Others arrive in the dark at 22.30, what is the story there? What do they all think of the quiet (except for the rock music, the dulcet tones of the Archers theme tune from the podcast and the harmonica) English couple in the blue van?

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