We arrived here last Monday and we will be here until the 2nd of September.
The sharp eyed amongst you would have noticed that we had our awning up during our stay at Hereford....
We had tried to put the new air tube into the awning when we were at the Blackmore site.
We struggled to get it fitted and in the end gave up and put it down to Cameron at Automotive Leisure sending us what I thought was the wrong air pole.
We put the canopy and windbreak up instead but all the time we were at Blackmore I thought about how we had tried to fit it and the more I thought about it the more I became convinced that it was the right airpole after all.
We arrived at Hereford and I put my theory to the test and after a lot more struggling with it we finally managed to fit it....
So that was great and we thought that we would then have the use of the awning for the rest of the summer.
......BUT....when we arrived here in the Forest of Dean because of the steep slope in two directions of our pitch it became obvious that we wouldn't be able to use the awning because the slope would cause the rear airpole to cut across the edge of the caravan door.
One of the drawbacks of an air awning is that you can't adjust the height of the legs as you can with a normal poled model.
So the end result is that we are back to our canopy set up again for this pitch.
In normal summer weather the canopy and windbreak can be nicer than the awning but since we have been here the weather has been horrendous with strong winds and heavy rain.
I have not managed to even get out on my bike since we have been here and I don't want to lose too much of my fitness as when I do finally manage a ride the routes in this area can be a bit challenging.
Below are some general shots around our site area including a defibrillator which since I had my heart diagnosis we always lookout for now. ....
Hopefully we will have some better and more interesting shots for you when this weather improves ...