Wet in Winchester

Trip Start May 16, 2013
Trip End May 16, 2015

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Morn Hill campsite, Winchester

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Believe it or not, last night was our first night in the campervan and today was the first day it rained....all day.  We have not had a chance to get up close and personal with Ellie yet, nor did we have any plates, cups, cutlery or food, so although we were absolutely stoked with the Rock and Roll bed which worked a treat, we couldn't even make a cup of tea this morning!  Today was "sort yourselves out" day and "get to know your van" day.

 Why we ended up in Winchester is a bit of a mystery - I think we were headed for Ted Johns, an old army mate of mine, used to race enduros with him, but he was out.  Anyway Winchester is where we are!

 Weather atrocious, so we took a trip to Southhampton 10 miles away to the " Go Outdoors" store - wow, it is like a toy shop for campers!   Massive place, the size of a footie pitch. Picked up a little whistling kettle, wok, 2 plates, 2 mugs, cutlery and a 5 sweater for Mark because he left his at Sarah's.  Then to Tesco for food, which took a couple of hours as we compared the prices of everything and really searched for the deals.  Our house has not rented yet so we have placed ourselves on a tight budget....for now.   We did really well - 4 bags of groceries, tin opener, knives and 2 pillows for 37 - bargain!

 We got back to the campsite and turned the gas stove on, only to find out the cylinder was empty!  This was a hell of a long wait for a cup of tea.  Got that swapped on the campsite for a small extortionate fee and enjoyed our first cup of tea.   Mark then decided to read the manual on the DVD player as we had found "Snatch" in the van, however he soon lost one of the discs down the console (never to be seen again).  When he pulled down the flip down screen, the picture was upside down!  We did not fancy standing on our heads all evening, but luckily we got it fixed so now we can watch half of "Snatch"!

 Woke up this morning (29th) to a stunningly blue skies, sunny day.  For those of you who are working, we woke up after 8am!  It is the longest we have laid in so far as it actually takes a long time to adjust to not getting up at six every morning.  Morn hill campsite is a lovely little campsite close to the motorway but you would never know.  All you can hear are birds chirruping and all you can see are sloping green fields and countryside as far as the eye can see.  Daisies abound.

 The smell of bacon in a campervan on a sunny morning is just sublime!
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Tony on

Surprised you trusted Mark with an electronic instrument such as a DVD player...

roamingfree on

Needs must...

Barry Clayton on

Glad to see you are having a good time already, looking forward to the chance to hook up

roamingfree on

In about a week Baz, if you are about.

Bob on

Any details and more photos of van perhaps.. All I've seen is Mark's ugly mug.

roamingfree on

More photos of Mark's ugly mug on latest blog Bob!!

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