20 Jul 2019

Windermere

18th to 20th July 2019

A two night trip to the Windermere C&CC site primarily for the Hawkshead brewery summer beer festival.

Thursday

We arrived dead on 1pm (the earliest arrival time) and joined a queue of caravans waiting to get in!  It took about 20 minutes to get through reception, but then we managed to get one of our first choice pitches, so no complaints from us.


It was a nice, sunny afternoon so we sat outside the caravan for a while, then headed to Staveley for the beer festival.


We sampled lots of beers and soaked up the atmosphere.  It's usually pretty quiet on the first day and this was no exception, so we had no trouble getting served and finding somewhere to sit.

Afterwards we went to the Eagle and Child and took part in their weekly pub quiz.  The only pub quiz we have ever been to where you mark your own paper, but we still didn't do very well.  Well, what do you expect after drinking all afternoon...

We got a bit lost heading back to the site across the fields with only mobile phones to light the way!  Thank goodness for the OS Maps app, it really is impossible to get lost anywhere now.

Friday

The forecast was for rain pretty much all day, but we managed to go for a walk in the Underbarrow area without getting too wet.  It didn't seriously start raining until we were back on site.  Not a good day for pics though.





We thought about going back to the beer festival but the showers kept on coming, so instead we had a quiet night in the caravan listening to the radio.

Saturday

Got soaked packing everything away, then the rain eased off a bit just as we had finished...if only we'd waited a bit.  Got back to the storage site well before midday.

Coming soon...

Nothing booked til mid August, it all depends on the house move.  The sale is going really well but we pulled out of the house we were buying and haven't found anything else, so we might be living in the caravan in a few weeks!! 

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