Across Cumbria to see the Bobbin Mill

Across Cumbria to see the Bobbin Mill

After yet another windy rainy night we woke to cloudy morning but basically dry. After breakfast we went for a little walkabout to check out the facilities. The cafe looks good but is basically a Summer operation with weekends only in October before winter shut down. There is a separate loo block behind but that charges 30p for access although it might be handy for a loo drop if in need. We walked up to the viewpoint and the big

West Suffolk and Kings Lynn

West Suffolk and Kings Lynn

The plan for this short trip was to have a couple of nights in Bury St Edmunds using the offical motorhome parking spaces at Ram Meadow Car Park but we had misjudged it and on arrival these were full and we diverted to Depden Farm Shop a few miles away.They were as helpful and welcoming as ever and lets us squeeze in amongst their recently delivered Christmas tree stock. Next morning we were up betimes and headed back to Bury

Audley End and Thaxted

Audley End and Thaxted

Another driving day today as we want to get to Thaxted car park for tonight so that we can spend some time visiting some family history locations that Eileen is interested in. We also need to top up with LPG as the indicator is down to 1 green light. This indication turned out to be complete bunkum as it suggested the 50litre tank is almost empty when in fact it is still 75% full. We tracked down a good priced

A grey windy day at Kenilworth

A grey windy day at Kenilworth

We got away from the Stag at Redhill shortly after 9am after a good night although we were aware of the wind getting up a bit. The parking space was quiet and well away from the busy road and we did not hear anything from the hotel car park either. This is a good stop over although the food was not special last night. It was an easy drive in to Kenilworth and we arrived in the town shortly before

Berty Pomeroy Castle

Berty Pomeroy Castle

After a slow start this morning, Sunday 18th, and a leisurely hotel breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express at Exeter we set off to visit Berry Pomeroy Castle (English Heritage) near Totnes (now renamed Berty Pomeroy Castle for the duration of this post. We couldn’t resist replacing Berry with Bertie!). I must say it seems a bit strange to be staying in a hotel whilst we have Bertie but these three nights were booked some weeks before Bertie came in