Madasa-Soles: July 2010


Friday, 30 July 2010


Thursday 15th July we set of  for a holiday in the Peak District a caravan club site near Derby.  As usual the weather was overcast and cold for the time of year but one thing we cant control is the weather so its make the best of things. Drena and Geoff had arrived before us and we had a pitch next to them. On route up we went off the A38  and called into a butchers shop Peter Coates of Alrewas we always went to this butchers when we had the narrow boat at Burton on Trent the meat there is first class we picked up some giant mexican rib eye steaks and placed an order for a whole lamb and half a pig  and some more of these lovely steaks for us to pick up on the way home.



The site was overlooking the Carsington Water there was lots of water sports and plenty of wild life especially the squirrels who totally demolished my bird feeders.




A trip  to Chesterfield and the twisted spire of the church



Sunday was the Highland bagpipe band competition lots of different tartan groups doing their playing and marching






They even put the flags out


In Buxton people queued up to fill their containers with the Buxton spring water



Chatsworth House and grounds


Some lovely deer in the grounds


 The fountain in Derby Town Centre


Derby Cathedral


View of the lake from the site at sunset


All to soon time to pack up  and make our way back down the A38 To Alrewas to pick up our meat and head for home.

Meat picked up and all safely packed away in the freezer.

Looking forward to the next trip which will be soon I hope.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Weekend away in Hereford

Friday 2nd June 2010   with motorhome packed and the sun shining we headed off for a weekend rally with the Gwent Centre of the caravan club a nice rally field between Hereford and Ross on Wye. We arrived on site about 12.30pm just after the cousin  who was coming from Cheltenham.

Saturday 3rd we went into Ross on Wye  a lovely town on the river Wye.

The Kayak company did a roaring trade dropping the kayaks off for the people to hire             







They even came in fancy dress.





Ross town centre


A big market through the main street





Back on site some fun and games was organised by the rally marshals.

The donkey darby 




Throwing the horseshoe. but horseshoe replaced by toilet seats.



Sunday 3rd  All to soon time to pack up and head for home. We were very lucky with the weather again this weekend.

Our next planned outing is 8 days in the Peak District  15th July.