Set out at 8.30 am to pick up the folks, having been up since 4.50 and having had a short (1.5 mile) walk around the village. Against the advise of the sat nav I headed onto the A14 and after a quick recycle centre stop we were on our way. The first leg of the journey was pretty uneventful, a peckish pit stop at a small petrol station at 11 and arrived at Clumber Park National Trust at 12. It’s the third time I’ve been there and again I found a different entrance. 3 visits 3 different ways. This time we drove over a beautiful lake that seemed to go on forever, I didn’t remember the lake in front of the church either! Refreshed from a lovely lunch in the cafe we had a short walk down to said lake and around the shop, would have been rude not to! Only purchase was a new passport, think I must have lost custody of previous one 🙁
The next part of the journey was far more picturesque, all rolling hills, deep valleys and sadly almost empty reservoirs. But what amazing scenery along the A628, we hit some traffic which delayed us by about 40 minutes but it was well worth it. Back onto motorways for the last leg and arrived at Old Hall Farm Caravan Park just before reception closed at 5! Phew! Was a short 10 paw bimble and comfort stop and then off again to Tewitfield Marina to meet the rest of the Clark Clan. Quick chat and tea then back to base camp via Tesco for a pillow.....first thing I’ve forgotten won’t be the last I’m sure! Could only get a camping pillow so likely stiff neck tomorrow. Lovely quiet site and the toilets and showers are lovely and clean and cubicles are large with everything you need, loo, big sink and shower. Let’s hope the showers are hot and powerful!!
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