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... rain. I suppose the weather here has been on the news in Australia as large parts of the UK have been flooded. We were lucky as it was never that bad. A few roads closed due to flood but the caravan site just got soggy.
Also forgot to mention in the last entry that on Saturday when we left the cottage I had to spray the car windows with de-icing fluid. Sings of things to come. Must get the car anti-freeze ...
... 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.
... his new wife stayed there for their honeymoon in a pub called the Wheatsheaf where we had a beer.
From there we went to the Aysgarth Falls and then on to Hawes which seemed to be the centre of the walking part of the Dales with lots of clothes and hiking shops and an extraordinary number of pubs for such a small village. Hikers must get very thirsty.
Hawes is the birthplace of Wensleydale cheese. It was ...
... 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. ...