Our first trip of the year to the Kendal C&MC site, which was our most visited site last year, and a Sunday start to miss the back end of half term.
Lots of pitches available on late availability, so we knew we would get a good one. Unfortunately the site's best pitch (and the best pitch of any site, anywhere) was taken, so we settled for the one next to it - pitch no. 22. We weren't too disappointed - it's almost as good.
It started raining just as we pulled up, so we got soaked setting everything up. Then we didn't want to chance walking to the nearby farm shop, so we drove instead and spent a small fortune of exotic sausages and hamburgers for the evening's barbecue, and taste of game crisps and local beers. We had a quick drink in the Strickland Arms, too.
The barbecue was a great success, although it would have been cheaper to eat out!
The weather improved so we walked back to the Strickland Arms in the evening, but just had one drink.
We went for a shortish walk to High Dam and Stott Park Heights, which are near Newby Bridge.
A mostly cloudy morning, although it did brighten up towards the end of the walk. Nice view of Windermere from the top.
On the way back to the site we stopped off at the farm shop and spent another small fortune on things we didn't really need.
The plan was to walk in to Kendal in the afternoon, but instead we decided to stay around the site instead. After lunch we went for a walk along the river, towards Kendal, but only as far as the first bridge, then walked bank along the other side of the river.
Who says cows aren't cute?
We had dinner and a couple of drinks in the Strickland Arms, and were a bit disappointed to find all of the mouth watering specials from yesterday had gone. Then D sat outside the caravan until it got too cold and J amused herself inside. Great fun watching the rabbits and listening to the birds...very peaceful.
We got through a lot of bird food this weekend...
...but we don't think it was eaten by birds. We didn't see any squirrels, but the evidence is stacked against them.
We left at 10am and were home in the house by midday. We really like Sun/Mon trips and might start doing more of them, although it does mean using up holiday. Roll on retirement.
Nothing booked at the moment, but we want to cram in as many trips as possible in June.