Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Day 3 - Driving A Bus!

Things seem to change at an alarming rate, when I left the depot last night I was given my run for the next day, when I got in this morning as I was walking across the yard, a car pulled up and out popped the head of one of the office wallers, who said, all change you are now doing another route.

OK, but when I got into the office I was then told it had changed again! 

Now, either I am a soft touch and they feel that they can land anything on me and do routes I've never driven before or the place is badly run!

I went out on a route today, where I knew roughly where I was going, but I did have back up of 7 and 8 year olds who shouted loudly whenever I needed to turn left or right!

As I had never done the route before, what more could I do?

Back on site this evening we were sat waiting for our food to cook (angus beef burgers) on the cadac, and we were wondering what others on site think of us?

It would be interesting to know what others views are of us living the way we do.

We are no different and talk about the other campers, wondering what they are up to and what they do. I guess I am not alone? At the moment on site, even in all this hot weather there is a couple who have not sat outside once, but stayed couped up in their caravan!

Caravanners seem to come from all walks of life, rich, poor and everything in between. This is probably why it is so popular.

The site we are currently on has had a steady stream of folk coming and going, only 3 of us on site tonight but I'm sure that will change shortly.

Well, as "M" is washing up I'd better get the drying up done.

Till later.....................


  1. As a friend of mine once said, "The only thing consistent is change."

    I drove a school bus for about two weeks years ago. It was fun, but people sure can be idiots! They didn't seem to respect the fact that I was driving a rather large vehicle that could crush them like a bug.

    Good luck adapting to change!

  2. I've just realised that's why I like Caravanning so much - I'm a nosey b*****d! I love working out who's, who where they come from and watch their habits. It's the detective in me. I sometimes wind my other half up though, by telling her information about people and pretending that I've worked out where they are from because of their accents or their car registrations or something along those lines. I then proceed to tell her things like how long a couple have been married, how many kids and grandchildren they are likely to have etc. She is normally amazed at my accuracy. I never tell her that I've struck up a conversation with the husband in the toilet that morning. Try it it's hilarious! But if we are talking about other people and being nosey they are probably doing the same thing and analysing you!! I often see people who are fascinated when we arrive on site especially on the continent and they almost openinly stare when you arrive to set up but I just put that down to the fact that some of the places we have been to are very unlikely to have seen a Bailey Pegasus (with the black gas locker) as it's so unusual and much different to any continental caravan.

  3. I think Yachties are like that too. People are just people, no matter where you come from or where you're headed. I know, I used to live on a yacht, similar to a caravan, just less headroom. :)
    Oh, ours sank with us in it, I bet you can't do that with a caravan. Ha ha ha.