Thursday, 12 April 2018

Easter 2018 - Cheddar

For Easter we made our annual journey to Cheddar Gorge.  On the Thursday morning we were on the road at 6:30am to enable us to drop Bessy off for her annual habitation service at our dealer in Somerset.  We had a courtesy car so spent the morning wandering around Burnham-on-Sea before picking her up (health check complete and successful!) and heading to Cheddar Bridge for 4 nights.

This was probably the wettest Easter we'd experienced in the 8 or 9 years we'd been staying in Cheddar. Having gone from 13/14 of us staying each year we were down to 4 of us but we all had a great time.

I didn't take many photos (due to the weather) but we did get out each day for a walk.  It tended to end with us getting soaked through, coming back to the site for a shower and heading out again in the evening, where we enjoyed some lovely meals in the village.

It was our first trip of the year and had felt like a long time coming.  We were hoping to sneak away last weekend but Mike damaged his good knee (!) at work and currently cannot drive, so it looks like our next trip will be for the next bank holiday in early May.....all being well. 

 This is how we were beginning to feel after 4 days of rain in Cheddar over Easter!!!

Monday, 8 January 2018

New Year 2017/18 - Baltic Wharf, Bristol

For the new year celebrations this year we chose to spend it in Bristol, just like last year, on our favourite CMC site.

Again we had friends staying on the same site and we enjoyed spending time with them, walking into the city and surrounding areas and lots of lovely meals out.  On NYE we all watched the fireworks on the waterside right outside the campsite.

Bristol is now our number one favourite city and we have already booked to do it all over again for new year 2018/19.  We have also managed to book a stay in Bristol in the summer.

After 3 nights in Bristol we headed home, all too soon. Our 11 days away flew by, as it always does.  We have no trips booked or planned until Easter now, after Bessy has her first MOT and annual habitation service.

Christmas 2017 - Uphill, near Weston-Super-Mare

After an eventful 4 days in beautiful St Ives we were soon on the road again.  We had pre-booked a small site, within a boatyard, just outside Weston-Super-Mare.  Having never stayed on this site before we really didn't know what to expect.  On arrival you drive through a boatyard and then into the campsite.  It's small but perfectly formed and the views are stunning.  We were very lucky with the weather for our 2 nights here, glorious blue skies both days, rain overnight (who cares?!) but still very windy. 

The site is set within a local nature reserve which I enjoyed because of the wildlife.  I spent hours sat inside Bessy just watching the birds. 

We walked into Weston on our first day, straight from the site.  It was an easy, flat 40 minute stroll along the beach.  The second day we did the same but almost got blown away.  We took the more sheltered inland route back that day! 

We also walked around part of the nature reserve where we saw a guy working a peregrine falcon.  It was amazing.  There is a lot more for us to explore at Uphill and we hope to be back at some point this year to do it all again.  We cannot recommend this site highly enough.  We loved it.