Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Bristol - June 2016

For the last leg of our trip we had managed to book 3 nights at the very popular CC site in Bristol (Baltic Wharf).  We'd only discovered how brilliant it was last year but this was our third stay here.  We spent the 3 days wandering in and around the city and outlying areas, even discovering a few Banksy's!   We enjoyed a fantastic meal in our favourite restaurant Za Za Bazaar in the city and at the pub next door to the campsite.  We also met up with friends for a lunchtime pint.  Another great stay on the oasis in the city!




Slimbridge - June 2016

After two absolutely fantastic days in the Cotswolds we were on the move again.  This time we headed south to stay on a site in Slimbridge, on the Gloucester & Sharpness canal.  We've stayed many times before and always enjoy the walks and the local pub.

The afternoon we arrived was overcast and muggy, so we had a short walk along the canal and then a pint in the pub before heading back to the site where we spent the afternoon and evening sat outside Bessy.  We had a very friendly robin who kept coming back for seed once we'd put it out. We even had another BBQ!


Our second day at Slimbridge was again very hot, but overcast and muggy!  We had planned on walking to Frampton along the canal but missed the turn off for the village!  We're so pleased we did as we ended up further along the canal at Saul Junction and marina, and lovely it was too.  We had a drink in a cafĂ© alongside the canal and a wander down to the marina before heading back via Frampton village where we had a picnic lunch sat by one of the many swing bridges still in use.   It seemed a very long walk back in the heat so we were grateful of a cool shower on return to the site before heading to the pub that evening for a lovely 2 course meal.