Premier Inn Durham - Newton Aycliffe
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... br> Another small site that only takes 5 vans at a time, there are hundreds of them to choose from but some have no power and some have no toilets. Add to that that some do not open over winter we are a bit restricted but there re still plenty. The facilities are not 5 star, but they are usually clean and well cared for. The big advantage is that they are quiet and secluded so large families rarely use them.
... It has a beach on side of the rod and amusement arcades on the other side, plus fish and chip shops, rock shops, souvenir shops and cafes. From there we had a trip home through very misty moors to a cold van and a very rainy and windy night.
Lots of the UK is currently getting heavy rain with flood warnings. We have missed all that but it is a bit miserable at the moment.
As dusk descends, the promised monsoon rains have not quite materialised but it is cold and very windy. It's good to know we will in hot and sunny climes quite soon.
Luggage is nearly packed. Judith has been scouring the shops for suitable light clothing and we have vast quantities of medical items including insect repellents and malaria tablets.
No room for the cricket bat I'm afraid.
... just brushed him aside. Such is the thanks you get when you are made of plasticine.
From there we went on a spectacular ride over the top of the Dales from Hawes to Thwaite. It really is a most beautiful area. Very harsh and wind swept but well worth a visit at any time of the year. Drove back home along the River Swale valley and have just had dinner and a glass of red.
What more could you ask for in life?
... is still in one piece today. It is said to be the best preserved castle in England and was worth the entry fee plus some. Amazingly there is a Yew tree in the courtyard that was planted by Lady Clifford in 1659 and it is still alive.
Yesterday was our first miserable day in the Dales. Cold, cloudy and foggy. Rained last night but today looks a little better so we are off on ...