6th to 8th November
Not a good weather forecast this weekend, and it lived down to expectations! Undaunted, we headed to one of our most visited sites – the Windermere C&CC site.
Arrived early, just before the first wave of rain! Plenty of pitches to choose from, and we got a good one.
Lots of interest in our bird feeder this weekend, including blue tits, great tits, coal tits, a chaffinch, a nuthatch, male and female blackbirds, all identified from the RSPB book of birds which is proving invaluable.
It started to rain soon after we arrived, so we had to wait for it to ease off before heading to nearby Staveley for drinks and dinner in the Hawkshead brewery beer hall. Stayed out until about 9.
Awoke to the sound of heavy rain, and it continued all morning. Just for something to do, we drove to Hawkshead and had a look around the shops, until it brightened up. We might go back to Hawkshead in a couple of weeks if the weather is ok.
The weather seemed to be improving so we headed back to the site and then went for a walk to Cunswick Scar, a small hill not far from the site.
Of course, it started to rain again and we got soaked. Thank goodness for our waterproof coats. It was quite slippery in places…
In the evening we stayed in the caravan.
Just about managed to pack everything away before it started to rain again.
Nothing booked, but we might have a weekend in Hawkshead in a couple of weeks.