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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 13-04-2020, 11:50 Thread Starter
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I was out for my daily exercise yesterday (beautiful afternoon), and walked along Bognor prom - which would normally be heaving with people and cars parked both sides, and there was an American Rv parked up by the pier - with slide out almost on to the pavement! - and I wondered whether it was somebody who lives in it full time, with an obvious problem of where to go.
Then this morning I drove over to Chichester for my old crumblies early bird special shop, and saw the same RV tucked away in the corner of one of the car parks in town. I wonder whether it's somebody who was going to be a warden at a CC / CCC or similar site for the season and is now somewhat stuck for somewhere to go?


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I thought we were in lockdown Mike?

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exercise is allowed Ray! I'd go nuts if I couldn't go out to the beach - just calms you down to hear the waves rolling in & out.


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I can understand the philosophy Mike but any walk outside your home environment can bring you into contact with others to transmit either way. OK you can say shopping (for essentials) is another vague rule/limitation. But I just feel any possibility of contact should be stopped emphatically and not just a wishy washy try to if you can suggestion.
I guess the police are getting all sorts of excuses and defensive answers but still find groups acting as if there was no problem.
We have a friend who seems he 'needs' to go out virtually every day for some reason or another. But he is a little 'different' and can't be told because it always essential.


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I can understand the philosophy Mike but any walk outside your home environment can bring you into contact with others to transmit either way.
you need to configure context of location into this and not use sweeping statements such as "any walk". we had a 9km walk yesterday and for the 1st 2k through our village we came across 6 others - all of us easily spotting each other and staying well out of the way of each other. thereafter for another hour or so, nobody at all that wasn't either visible in the distance (just 2 people walking their dogs) and 1 person driving past in a car. so where is the problem there???
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A daily walk, run or bike ride is within the government’s regulations. I take my dog out every day to exercise both of us.

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I broke the rules and went out three times the other day round the block (3.5 miles), twice on the push bike and once on the scooter.

The only thing I encountered was a mad Woodpecker. No risk whatsoever.









As for the RV if they are full timers I am surprised they have not found somewhere permanent as it cant be much fun having to skulk around trying to find places to stop. Motorhomes it seems are not welcome anywhere now.
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As for the RV if they are full timers I am surprised they have not found somewhere permanent as it cant be much fun having to skulk around trying to find places to stop. Motorhomes it seems are not welcome anywhere now.
we cycled through our local nature reserve on Saturday and just outside the entrance, next to a big car empty car park with a height barrier, were 2 RVs - a big Yank Winnebago and a Brit Autotrail. both had signs in the window saying that the vehicles were their homes but they couldn't find anywhere to park up during lockdown so had used this quiet spot but would be moving on as soon as they could. one of them had also put out some planted boxes to make it look a bit smarter. frankly, they're not causing any problems as nobody is driving to the place and using the car park, both the pubs and cafes are shut, so it's just locals walking or riding in the area which is a bit out on a limb and not well populated (about 500 residents). to be honest, the Parish Council could win some brownie points by opening the barrier and letting them get off the road and into the unused car park.

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When we were travelling home through France we used the CampingCarPark system as everywhere else was closed. One of the valid reasons for using them during the lock down was given as "I live full time in my motorhome". I was very tempted.............
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