Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Henley Four Oaks CMC site

Well this was just a couple of nights away at Henley. We were off up to Henley to see Jade, James, Jack and Josie. As it was a very short trip, only two nights we were traveling light, no awning and all the associated bits and pieces.
A quick run up the M4 and then the outskirts of Reading to Henley. Warning bells rang as we drove the Reading roads! It was the Reading Half Marathon on the Sunday and roads were closed, so we would need a different route home on the Sunday.

Found the site easily, arriving just after the site reopened for the season. Picked ourselves a nice hard standing well away from the main road.
 The site seems OK, although having stayed on Swiss Farm Camp Site next door is probably better as most pitches are serviced and there is a coffee shop on site!
We set up and then left the site to go and visit Jade and her family in Lower Early. They were all fine and Jack was really excited to see us.
We stayed there for a couple of hours and then returned to the caravan.
I popped into Henley and bought fish and chips for our supper and they were very good!  (JK'S Fish and Chips)

The site had filled up quite a lot!

On the Saturday, after a decent Brunch Lizzie and I went into Henley on Thames to have a wander round the shops! Lizzie bought herself a new bag ready for our forthcoming French trip.

Later in the day Jade and family came to join us and we went for an early dinner at The Catherine Wheel in Henley on Thames. Its a Whetherspoons, so relatively good food that is quiet inexpensive.

We started Sunday with a late breakfast, and fed the Bacon rinds to the red Kites! Really spectacular to see them swoop down, but really very difficult to photograph!

We cleared up and set off for home heading towards Oxford before heading down to Swindon where we joined the M4.
The journey down the M4 was heavy going with a very strong head wind!  Our fuel consuption dropped from a normal 29mpg to 21 mpg.

We were soon home and the caravan was back on the drive, ready to be prepared for our next trip in a few days time.

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