It's back to the Kendal C&MC site after a four week break. We have had to put caravanning on hold for a while because we want to move, and the last four weeks have been spent showing people around our house and looking at houses to buy. We think it is all sorted now, though, our house is sold and we have found somewhere we want to buy, so we thought we'd treat ourselves to a weekend away while the surveyors and solicitors do their stuff.
A traditional Friday start, there was quite a queue when we got there and the site was pretty full. All of our regular pitches were taken so after driving right around the site we settled on pitch no. 99.
Pitches 99 and 100 are in a clearing on their own, but quite close together. Luckily pitch no. 100 was vacant, so we had the clearing to ourselves!
Light rain was forecast in the evening so we thought we'd postpone the planned barbecue until the following night. Instead we walked to the Strickland Arms for a few drinks and a small fish and chips for dinner. The rain didn't come and we were able to sit outside until 9ish.
In the morning we went for a walk along Scout Scar.
We've been here before, but it is a nice place to be on a hot, sunny day, and not too strenuous.
In the afternoon we lazed around the caravan trying to put people off choosing the pitch opposite, but it wasn't to be. The site was still pretty full and a motorhome joined us late in the afternoon, and parked with its door facing us, like a continental caravan. It was too big to turn around in the clearing! Grrrrrr!
We went for a walk along the river and when we got back the people in it had gone out, so they didn't bother us at all as we had the postponed barbecue. We sat outside all night, enjoying a bottle of wine and enjoying the peace and quiet. Something of a first, for us, we didn't spend a penny all day!
No sign of the people in the motorhome as we packed everything away, and we were home in the house before midday.
The Hawkshead Brewery beer festival in a couple of weeks, but it all depends on the house move now...