Sunday, 27 April 2014

Our Brand Spanking New Caravan and Green Acres CL! 10th April

Well.on Wedneday 9th of April, after much cleaning and polishing of our 2006 Bailey Ranger 470/4 we traded it her ( caravans are like ships, always female) in for a brand spanking new Bailey Pursuit 430/4, Platinum edition.
This a new model being built by Bailey, so we have one of the first.This is a fixed bed caravan, with a rear wash room, Solare panel on the roof, Alko ATC traction control,Alko wheel lock, microwave and computer controlled heating and hot water systems.
We spent the afternoon fitting her out, ready for departure the following day to Greenacres CL, which is not to far in case of any problems!
Set off at 11.00am onThursday for Bibury. She towed very well,although felt a bit nose heavy, sowhen we arrived I checked the nose weight and it was high!  Guess who forgot to empty the on-board water tank which is at the front! Whoops!
Set up and put our brand new matching awning up. All went well. Had a go at programming the Computer controlled heating. All ok, except for the bathroom which was a tad chilly. New oven worked really well!

Slept really well in the fixed bed!  Ahh, the sheer bliss of not having to make the bed up each night and pack it away in the morning. Breakfast on the Cadac.
then off to Gloucester to find Dunelm mill to get new matching bedding for the caravan.

On Saturday it was colder so we went to Cirencester, which is a lovely little town and purchased new wine glasses as our previous ones had got broken whilst travelling. They were left on the shelf and neither of us noticed.

Lots of Hares in Cirencester!

Do not know why the hares, probably a charity thing!  Will find some more next time we go there!

Back to the caravan where Lizzie started rearranging cupboards in a more logical way!

Sunday was a really cracking day, so after a hearty breakfast it was off to the Swindon and Criclade railway.Travelled the line on an ex Southern region DMU.  This railway may be short but it is really lovely. Great fun.

A seat for me?

Back to the caravan and I cooked a full Sunday roast, complete with Yorkshire pudding.  The new oven is very good.

Better photos will appear in due course!

On Monday we cleared up and took the caravan back to storeage as the dreaded travellers were on the common!

I have to say that our first trip away in the new caravan was absolutely brilliant!   A real step up from our previous one!

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