30th October to 1st November 2015
Second trip of the year to the Buxton CC site. We’ve only been to two sites twice this year, so far, this one and the C&CC site at Ravenglass. We’ve been trying new sites this year with mixed success, so next year we might just visit our favourite sites more often, and this might be one of them.
We’ve never been away for Halloween before, so weren’t sure what to expect. What we got was children everywhere!
No problems finding a pitch, and pretty soon we were all set up and enjoying a cup of tea outside, watching children on scooters in front of our caravan and others playing hide and seek behind it.
We quickly decided to walk into Buxton.
Had a quick look around the shops, then set up camp in the Buxton Brewery Tap. We managed to secure a really comfy settee, and stayed for a couple of drinks and dinner.
Afterwards we popped into another pub, but it wasn’t anywhere near as nice so we headed for home. Got back to the caravan just too late for the “trick or treat tractor”!
A murky, misty day. We went for a walk around Lathkill and Bradford dales. Not the most picturesque of dales, the rivers are little more than trickles in places. Lots of nice autumnal colours though, and lots of leaves to be kicked.
A rare expanse of open water on the river Lathkill
An enormous cat we saw on the way
In the evening we walked up to Solomon’s Temple to enjoy the sunset.
Then we drove into Buxton for a quick drink in the Buxton Brewery Tap, partly to avoid trick or treaters…aren’t we miserable! Managed to get the settee again, but only stayed for one drink.
Blue skies today…just our luck!
A disastrous trip home! First, the cap that covers the towbar electrics socked snapped off, but worse was to come. When we got back to the storage site we couldn’t find the motor mover remote control. We must have left it on the A frame when we set off, and it must have fallen off somewhere on the journey. We phoned the site, but nobody has handed it in, so we will have to fork out another £80 for a replacement. Regular readers of this blog will know we lost the original a few trips ago! We really are getting careless…might need a checklist.
Second trip of the year to Windermere C&CC site. No beer festival this time, but, if it’s not already sold out, the Houghton Weavers in Staveley village hall.