Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Oxenhope 22nd-24th March

Checked we had the camera and left home at about 10.30 am and set off for for Upwood Holiday Park which is just outside Haworth. The journey took about five hours as we were held up for a long time on the M6 where it crossed the Manchester Ship Canal owing to an accident that had happened in the early morning.

The site was a mixture of residential vans, Holiday lets, Statics and Pods.  There was a small area set aside for touring caravans which had marvelous views over the country side, little did we know but we should have taken the photographs then.  We set up the caravan, and discovered that the built in TV aerial worked.  First time ever!  It would not work last time out when we could actually see the transmitter.

Pete and Pilau picked us up at 7.00 pm and  we went to Petes place, Very nice flat.   From there we got a taxi to a rather good curry house.  We were looking forward to this, as our favourite one in Chipping Sodbury  shut a few months ago, and we were not disapointed!  Then it was a Taxi home for us, at a cost of £30.00!

Woke up to thick fog!

Went out for a drive and met Pete and Pilau at Petes work place for lunch for lunch.  Inspected his office and his dental equipment.  Pete was in the process of looking for a new place to live in Ilkley.  It was now a warm day, so we sat outside for a sandwich and a drink. wandered round the town and spotted this rather smart vehicle!

For those who are not into Land Rovers, that is what is called an Overfinch and costs about £100.000.
Left Pete and Pilau and drove over Ilkley Moor that looked like this

Then the fog returned, rapidly with a vengance, so it was back to the camp site which was a total white out!

As there was a club house, we settled on having an evening meal there which was excellent.  We turned in early, as we had an early start in the morning down to Bury!

The morning dawned thick fog again, so we set about breakfast and clearing up!  The manager of the site kept checking up that we were clearing up ready to leave as he was going to put a caravan on our pitch!

We set off to drive to Bury, again in thick fog!

Excellent site, that we would visit again!

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