We had a good run up, taking about three hours and found the site very easily.
Overnight it was very wet and windy, but we survived.
|Pitched up at the top of the site.|
|Sunset over the site.|
We popped into Leek to do some shopping and discovered that their Waitrose had recently closed down, so it was off to Morrisons.
Leek has quite a decent shopping centre which I enjoyed wandering around.
Robert and Kathy, and Dennis of course, came to join us on the Sunday, and we set off to the Churnet railway. www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk.
|Dennis being a big softie.|
|Our engine running around the train|
We enjoyed the ride, especially the long haul up the Ipstone incline! Good to hear an engine working that hard.
A great day out.
As the weather was looking good Lizzie and I decided that we would head to the National Tramway museum at Crick. The weather was remarkable and we were able to ride a tram and the wander round the rest of the village. Another great day out.
|This is the tram that was running on the day of our visit.|
|The drivers view going up the track.|
|The Tram shed. Each track has at least three trams on it.|
|Inside the museum|
We set off for Burrs CC site in Bury on the Wednesday . Although we have been to this site many times before, this was our first time since the new pitches had all been opened up. First impressions were good, although there does seem to be an awful lot of fully serviced pitches.
On the Thursday I bought a new to us Discovery Sport, for delivery in about 10 days.
We spent Friday watching a steam charter train chugging backwards and forwards on the railway, before setting off for Bury Market.
|The site was absolutely full on the Saturday|
Saturday was the start of the East Lancs Railway Steam Gala. So Robert and I set off to spend the day riding on different trains.
We were joined at Lunch time by Mark and his Dad. We did spend time at Ramsbottom and Rawenstall away from the trains whilst we visited a few local hostelries.
|They watched me as I took the photo!|
We spent Sunday watching the trains again, before joining Kathy and Rob for Sunday dinner.
|Pulling away from Burrs Country Park Station'|
On Monday we drove down to Stretton to meet up with my cousin Tony and his wife for lunch. Good to seem them again.
Tuesday saw us clear up and then a gentle run home.