Friday, 4 December 2015

It's Been a While......

It's been a while since I last posted on this blog.... 
All is well but I have just allowed myself to become pretty lazy so it's now about time for me to update you on the reason why and where we are.....

We left Dorset in early November, changed counties and are now in Devon.....
We decided that we would take a winter seasonal pitch, so we will be here until just after Easter next year.....

The reason for choosing to take a seasonal pitch for the winter is because being static over the winter months seemed preferable to towing in bad weather and short days.... We also fancied the idea of getting out on Dartmoor in the nice crisp and cold weather for some serious walking......  

However.........
Since we have been here we have not had any crisp and cold weather, all we have had is rain!!
We have been here over a month and not a day has gone by when it hasn't rained...
In actual fact it has been rather depressing weather and that is one of the reasons that I haven't posted on the blog because not a lot has happened...just wind...rain...dark and dank...
Mind you from what I gather the rest of the country has also had very similar weather.....

Due to all of the continuous wet weather I have not been able to get out on the bike either.....
So a trip to a local bike shop produced a turbo trainer for use in the awning..

New Turbo Trainer in the Awning
When I was living in Bournemouth I had an all singing and dancing indoor bike trainer, but although I still have it stored away it was too big for caravan touring hence the turbo trainer....
At least I will be able to work on my fitness over the winter period.

About ten days ago Anne and I spent a few nights away from Eva and had a mini trip to St Austell in Cornwall.....
Welcome to St Austell...
 One of the rules of our winter seasonal pitch is that we have to be off site for three nights every twenty one days, so this gives us the opportunity for some small trips to various places....
The China Cafe Mural...
We stayed at a hotel in St Austell but both Anne and I didn't sleep very well..... The beds were comfortable enough but not as comfortable as our beds in Eva... Also, even with the window open and the heating turned off we found the room to be too warm which was one of the reasons for not sleeping well..... We have obviously become too used to being in the caravan....

Whilst we were walking around the town we saw the mural in the photo above... As we walked along the road towards it, it looked as if it was real and certainly got a double take from us both.......
Even in Cornwall the weather delivered us some rain with a few dry spells in between the downpours that we managed to take advantage of....

Today the weather started dry and sunny..... by 1045hrs the rain decided to give us it's daily visit and the weather forecast on the TV at the moment is confirming that it will continue wet into next week.....

4 comments:

Steve A said...

Presumably you aren't in a locale that's getting flooded? We had record rains in Dallas/Fort Worth this year as well. It actually rained more than it did in Ocean Shores (which is almost a rain forest).

Trevor Woodford said...

*Steve A*
No flooding here Steve...Just rain and wind.
The moor is like a giant sponge though... When you walk on it it is very squelchy. It is surprising how much water it seems able to absorb...

J_on_tour said...

Seems like a nice welcome to St Austell, shame the weather wasn't great there either for you.

GreenComotion said...

Happy New Year, Trevor!
I can vouch for some Steve A's claim, as I spent the last month and a half in DFW.
Peace :)