Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Now in Somerset.....

We have been at our latest touring site for ten days...
Now in Somerset we are located near the small town of South Petherton which is not far from Yeovil...
Since we have been here we have already had visitors...

Two days after we arrived my daughter and her husband with my two grandsons spent the day with us... 
It was good to see them after our five month stay in Devon over the winter...

On Friday Peter Calcutt (Backpackers Club) rode over on his touring bike from his home near Wimborne....He spent the weekend here returning home on Monday...
On the Saturday we were all joined by Mike & Chris McEnnerney (Backpackers Club) Their plan was to camp over night and return home (again to Wimborne) on the Sunday....

The Saturday evening was pretty cold and it saw everyone inside Eva the Eriba enjoying the warmth of the cosy caravan with a beer in hand and putting the world to rights....

Some images below from our first weekend at the site.....

Mike and Chris having a problem with their tent... Peter looks on.
 Mike and Chris had a minor problem putting up their Nallo 3GT tent....
They have recently had some minor repairs carried out on the tent...they had the elastic inner tent hangers replaced.
This meant that the inner tent and the outer tent (fly sheet) had been separated....
Normally the inner and outer are left attached but since getting the tent back from the repairers they hadn't had a chance to re-attach the two sections... It is always more of a hassle doing this in the field with a wind and showers around.....
Tent up..Job done!!  Peter's Akto tent can be seen on the left...
Peter preparing for the return ride to Wimborne

The weather over the weekend was not very good...Cold and rain....
Monday morning was just the same and it was a very damp Peter who set off on his return ride....
It was great that everyone had come out to see us and a few more memories made........

2 comments:

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Though I haven't pitched a tent as many times as you have, dear Trevor, I certainly can appreciate the difficulty in pitching one during high winds. Your friend with the cycle looks ready to conquer the world! Good for him! And, great to hear your travels continue.
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Trevor Woodford said...

*Chandra@GreenComotion*
He probably would if he could get enough time off work.. :-)