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... out over wet grass!
Off to the Northwich area which is near Chester and my old stamping ground. We are planning a 4 week (or longer) stay there so we can settle down for the winter and Xmas. Plenty to see and do with Liverpool, Chester, Manchester, the Potteries and North Wales within easy driving distance, especially as we are staying about 3 miles from the M6 Motorway which joins other Motorways and main ...
... 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?
... We then went to a small village with a 13th century church and an old tower that was once the gatehouse of a large manor which is long gone. Had a beer in a pub there.
Finally to Ripon, where Jeans' grandmother was born. A lovely small town with a huge Cathedral. The town was full of bikers all dressed up as Santa or other characters. Must have been a charity run.
Went to a pub for lunch, which is a tale in itself. ...