We did manage another “holiday” this year. Going south we stayed on the M40 and doubled back to Bladon Chains whereas going north the sat nav took us north on the A roads and joined onto the M40 at Banbury.
Not many pictures taken. Here is Scotts Farm campsite in East Wittering:
Nice campsite and nice place – the other visitors not so much. It’s so cool for three generations of moronic chavs to cick balls around and play hide and seek around your motorhome while swinging from its wing mirrors. Never again. Mercifully they had gone by the time this picture was taken.
Not a great year for going on holidays. We did manage a week in Southport after the first lockdown. This was a miserable affair with wind, rain and generally rubbish weather.
No France holidays last autumn due to sitting around waiting for a new motorhome, which arrived just as it was too late to go there, what with everything shutting down. Although we managed a few trips to Birmingham in it before the end of 2019, it was January this year before we got to go on anything resembling an actual holiday. Birmingham, Bristol, and Moreton in Marsh made up the itinerary, so not that much of a holiday, but better than nothing.
Of course the weather was rubbish so we took the chance to have another wander around the SS Great Britain, which was free as it was less than a year when we last visited. A few more pictures, then.
Across the river on the way to the ship
Random store room on Board the SS Great Britain
A tub inside a tub
The end of this little trip. Returned to Birmingham for a couple of days before going home.
Hopefully in France this time next year.
Made it to Tewkesbury. Pouring with rain on arrival and got soaked pitching up. Once settled we noticed we had picked a disabled pitch and had to relocate, so even more drenched.
Nice place, but no use this time due to the rain.
We wanted to go to Tewksbury but it was full, so booked into the site at Cirencester instead. Took the most obvious route along the A419, which is an utterly dreadful road. We won’t be going on that one again.
Cirencester is nice, but on the Wednesday it rained cats and dogs. Nicer on Thursday and great pizzas at the campsite for dinner.
St John the Baptist, Cirencester
We didn’t want to be travelling too far on a Friday before a bank holiday, especially around the West Country and M5. We found a campsite at Slimbridge a few miles up the road so we went for it.
Tudor Caravan Park is a very nice site with a pub next door and a cafe across the road. However, unless you fancy paying lots of money to look at otters, ducks and other similar animals at the local wildlife trust, there is very little to do.
Swans on the canal
We went round the SS Great Briton which is a very cool ship. There is nothing amazing about it in this day and age, but it was built in 1843 and was in service for 90 years. It was the first of just about everything in anything of this scale – propeller driven, iron hull, and the Cutty Sark, elsewhere in this blog was built at around the same time.
SS Great Britain
Madman up a mast – he paid money to get to do this
Then we went to the flight museum at Flinton, which was a little bit of a let down. It has a Concorde which is great, but it could do with another hanger with more planes to make it better value.
Obviously we also visited the Clifton Suspension bridge:
Clifton Suspension Bridge
Back to Wythall to embark on a couple of weeks around the west country. The club site at Bristol is stupidly hard to book as it is small and popular, so finding six free nights was too good to miss.
Bank holiday weekends means classic bus trips at the transport museum at Wythall, next door to the campsite. We went on a green Routemaster for a trip to Maypole island and back:
Routemaster to Maypole
Here is another nice old bus:
Another nice old bus