15 Mar 2020

Kendal

13th to 15th March 2020




Over two months since our last trip, well, the weather hasn't been great has it?  Our destination for this trip was the Kendal C&MC site, which has become one of our favourite sites.  We like the fact that it is in woodland and that the pitches are well spaced out - no long lines of caravans here.


Friday


Day one of the season for this site, so we dared to hope that we would get pitch no. 21, and we did.  A great pitch with no other caravans visible from it...perfect.  Best pitch anywhere, we think.


A bit of a scare when the motor mover wouldn't work and we had to hitch the caravan back up to the car to get it in, but it turned out to be because the battery was flat.  We'd left the fridge door open to air it, but the light must have been enough to drain the battery.

Also a bit of leak underneath the caravan, from the water heater drain pipe, but it stopped leaking after a while so we are going to assume we were worrying unnecessarily!

Apart from that the caravan seems to have survived the two and a bit month lay off.

We walked into Kendal along the river, a walk of about 3.5 miles, quite muddy in places.

In Kendal we had drinks in the Factory Tap, the Barrel House and the Fell bar, all excellent pubs.  The Barrel House is the home of Bowness Bay Brewing and one of their beers, Swan Blonde, is one of D's favourites.
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We had dinner in another pub in the high street which wasn't as nice, but the food was okay.

Then a taxi back to the site after we missed the last bus!

Saturday

Not a great weather forecast today, but better than our last outing.  We drove to Elterwater and went for a short circular walk.


It rained a bit but not enough to soak us, so could have been a lot worse.

Feeding time. 




We stopped off in Ambleside on the way back and had a look around the shops.  Then another stop in Staveley, for tea and a cake in Wilf's Cafe and a pint in the Hawkshead Brewery Beer Hall.  We hope to return next weekend for their Spring beer festival, but it's looking less and less likely thanks to the corona virus!  They were installing handwashing stations as we left!

We had dinner in the caravan and thought about walking to the nearby Strickland Arms, but it was raining on and off so we decided to have a quiet night in.

Sunday


Not a happy bunny!

It was sitting by the car as we packed everything away.  We poked and prodded it but it wouldn't budge, and it wasn't a bit interested in the lump of cucumber we put in front of it.  Do rabbits even eat cucumber?  This one wouldn't.

In the end we drove around it.  Poor thing.  The motor mover was okay...phew.

The journey home was uneventful.

Coming soon...

Hopefully the Hawkshead Brewery beer festival, but it all depends on the virus...


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