karrynmac wrote:and back to the rudeness, yes, no matter how much anyone here tries to justify their behaviour, it is not, and never will be, accepted as the norm.
Since this one is apparently directed at me .... can I just say .... I am not trying to "justify" anybody's behaviour .... I am merely attempting to provide some balanced perspective to the thousands of potential campers that may read this thread and perhaps miss out on what to us was a very good camp ground.
I deal with the worst of human kind daily, I chase crooks for a living. As a consequence you could say I am reasonably thick skinned, fairly tolerant but don't suffer fools, and have a particularly dark sense of humour. I also learn that all people are different and each to their own provided they are not hurting anyone else. I don't expect a lot from other people and therefore am not often disappointed when thats what happens.
But I also do respect a persons freedom and their right to enjoy the space around them without interference or intrusion. In my experience I found that all of the other campers there did the same, perhaps the rules and "management style" ensured this, perhaps not.
Yes the managers of Flanagans are perhaps somewhat socially challenged, but I didn't have a problem at Flanagans Reserve .... and neither did the other groups camping there I spoke to .... most of whom have been going there for years. As for the managements, I kept out of their way, and they never got in mine. I read the rules I was issued on entering the park and I made sure we strictly adhered to those rules.
You could say I respected their place, and they respected my space. I was there after all to "get away" from it all.
And thats all I am trying to say. Nobody is right or wrong in this instance, but the very reason for this thread was to invite comment from ALL people who have visited the location, both the good and the bad. Please respect my right to do that as I have respected yours.