4th to 6th March 2022
Our first trip of the year, and our first trip for about three and a half months. We wanted somewhere quite close to our storage site and the Bridge House Marina and Caravan Park in Garstang seemed like the obvious choice. Not a new site, we came here a few years ago, but it has changed dramatically, the main change being an excellent new facilities block, just about the best anywhere in our experience.
It's only a short drive from our storage site and we arrived around 1pm and settled in to pitch number 9.
Fortunately the motor mover worked, otherwise we would have been in trouble! As did everything else in the caravan, so another winter survived! The moisture traps and bowls of salt did a great job.
Pitch number 9 is not the best pitch on the site, but okay for a two night stay. Pitches are quite close together and the site was full, so it felt a bit cramped. We were very excited to see another Venus opposite us. They are few and far between and this was even the same model
Garstang is only a short walk away, along the canal or by road. We chose the more picturesque canal route. It was a bit muddy in places but we made it and had a drink in one of the pubs in the high street and then dinner in Th'Owd Tithe Barn, which is right on the canal.
A walk to the top of nearby Nicky Nook, in glorious weather for the time of year. A bit breezy at the top but otherwise excellent.
Great views from the summit trig point and nice easy walking.