Saturday, 27 April 2013

Pebbly Nurseries. Stow on the Wold 11th April

So we loaded the Freelander2 up and set off to collect the van from storage. Transferred the chairs and Cadac to the Freelander and left. Stopped at the second burger van on the A46 going north from the M4. Yummy burgers.
Then up through Tetbury towards Cirencester when Lizzie says did you put the duvet in?  Whoops.  Go back or carry on?  Well as we were going to buy a new duvet anyway we carried on.
Found the site easily enough. Thank goodness for sat navs.  Set up and found we needed to use an EHU lead and a half to reach the power socket.
Awning up and I headed for Morrison's in Evesham to purchase a new duvet whilst Lizzie finished setting up the caravan. Horrific rain on the way to Evesham. Why do people drive with no lights on in such conditions?
Found Morrison's and a new duvet was purchased and some boxes of wine.
Back to the site and the gate was locked so I had to go to the house to collect the key.  Enjoyed a scrummy tea of beef in a red wine sauce, before watching tv and curling up in bed. It is so good to be back in the caravan again.

How to start the day!

Friday was started with breakfast done on the Cadac , then up to Stow on the wold for coffee.  Then back to site to clean the caravan because it had got plastered in mud on the journey up. Set the satellite Tv system up.  Good views from the caravan.

Saturday started wet so after a light breakfast we set off to the Carpenters Arms at Fullbrook, Burford, to meet up with Jan and Richard Brown. Old school friends who I had not seen for years.  Good to catch up.  The pub was OK. Beer was excellent but the food was overpriced and not of a particularly high quality.
Back to the caravan to play scrabble.

The site.

It was very windy, but everything survived. There was heavy rain overnight, and the site was beginning to get a bit muddy.  Sun came out as we were breakfasting so we set off for Bourton on the water.  Absolutely heaving, so we went to Moreton in the Marsh for coffee. Then on to Evesham,  nice town with lots of empty shops which was a shame. Went through Broadway. Nice place that looks expensive.

Back to Stow on the Wold for afternoon tea in a very posh tea shop.  We had a window seat so were able to watch a classic car rally come into town.
This was a Talbot

Monday was still very windy but dry at last. After breakfast we set off for Bourton on the Water.  It was still very busy, but we were able to sit outside in the sunny and drink coffee. Mooched around the local shops and supported the local economy with a bit of spending.

Drove back to camp via Great Rissington.  That brought back memories of Scout camps in the past.
Then we drove through Chipping Norton, back to the caravan, to find somebody had pitched about 15 feet away from us. A whole field to choose from and they pitch that close..
Sat outside reading in the sun.

Tuesday we cleared up leisurely before a relaxed drive back to the storage site.

An excellent break!

This CL has featured in the Caravan Club magazine.

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