Jul 24, 2014
Sep 30, 2015
After P & R left I planned to sort out my van, into which I had just piled all my things without putting them away, but it wasn't to be. Just before leaving home I joined the New Companions which is an organisation for solo 'campers'. I hadn't done anything about them other than join but it turned out that they were having a 'meet' in Savernake Forest and by accident I came across them. So for the next two days I joined their group activities, went walking, had a BBQ and generally enjoyed myself.
It was such a dreadful rush to get everything sorted in Seaford that I had no time to dwell on thoughts of being away for a year. I was neither scared nor excited, just really glad to have got virtually everything done before I locked up the house, handed the keys to the agent and left. The first campsite was fairly basic but with my well equipped van that didn't matter. What was important was the location right inside Savernake Forest and only a few steps from wonderful dog walks. Peter and Rachael were returning from Wales and stopped over in Marlborough for a couple of days so we explored the town and laughed at the people sweltering in their costumes for the Battle of Marlborough re enactment. We investigate Avebury which is an impressive pre historic monument and had a look at the massive flight of locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal.