10 June 2013

Kessingland Beach Caravan Club 8-12th June 2013 (again)!

Here again! The Sailor's Home for the first night for a pie and pint, and the Waterfront Cafe (Booking required!) for Sunday lunch.

Took the 601 hourly bus to Lowestoft that leaves opposite the Sailor's Home.

Bus Stop opposite the Sailor's Home Pub
Then a bit of shopping and a visit to Cafe and RNLI Life Boat Station along the Sea Front.

Lowestoft Sea Front

The 601 carries on to Great Yarmouth. Only £4.00 return for the 30 minute trip to Lowestoft.

Musical Fountain outside South Pier
On Tuesday we took the 601 to Southwold and Th Pier where we had a really good breakfast (at 1045!). Had a look at the Tim Hunkin show and looked at the water clock .........

Southwold Pier Water Clock- strikes on the hour and every half ...

Some technical notes

Our existing set up of the Oyster 50 ST dome connected to the Avtex 164DRS TV which includes a Freesat satellite receiver does not give us a Programme Guide on normal Freesat. So I connected in a DRX595 HD mini Sky receiver (cheap from EBay) to give us 'Freesat from Sky' using an old Sky card - and the Programme for 7 days!

This should allow for better (I hope!) Continental coverage as well on 28.2. The Sky box is very low consumption so will easily run off our 150W Sterling inverter if required (everything else is 12V). So we can get Freeview, Freesat and Sky .... with Freesat and Sky through a simple manual switch.