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Monday, 29 October 2018

Last Trip of 2018

With good weather forecast for  the next few days I decided to go away in my motorhome.  It would be the last trip of 2018 for several reasons:-

  1. Pearl is due to have puppies in early November.  I will be busy for the rest of 2018 looking after them
  2. The days may be sunny but they are rapidly getting shorter and for me this impacts on the walks; one cannot afford to get lost.
  3. It is also getting colder.  Though I have heat in the motorhome the shell is metal after all and always cold on the feet.
I went to 2 campsites both close to pubs or bars.  I had been to them both before.

The first one I went to was in Warwickshire.  The campsite was behind the pub with the unusual name of "Cottage of Content". Pearl and I took the bus to Stratford on Avon.  We took an open top bus around the sights of Stratford and then walked back to the campsite along the Shakespeare Way.  The day was glorious and the route was fairly easy to follow; the views were delightful rather than spectacular. 
Even so a wonderful outing.

Because the campsite was fully booked over the weekend I had to find somewhere else to stay.  It was probably just as well I left because big noisy Halloween celebrations were planned which included a bonfire and fireworks.  Not the best activities for dogs. 

I went to Mellington Hall Caravan Park in Powys, Wales.  This is a fabulous campsite for dogs as they have acres and acres of woods in which to exercise dogs.  The bar and restaurant
situated in the main building are first class; they are comfortable and sumptuous.  I did not stay as long as I planned primarily because it turned so cold there was even a few flakes of snow.  

Also Pearl suddenly got very big.  I wanted to be home when she had her puppies so this has been my last trip of 2018.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Last Motorhome trip for 2018

Pearl and I are doing the final preparations to set off on our last motorhome trip of 2018 before:

1. The nights get so short.
2. Before Pearl has her puppies.

We are going to Warwickshire, to a campsite at the back of a pub.  This pub has an intriguing name "Cottage of Content". 

I have been there before; it is a lovely site in a charming location.  Unfortunately I can only stay 3 nights as it is fully booked for the weekend.  It was similar the last time I went so I have not done the long walk.  I plan on taking a bus to Stratford and walking back to the campsite via Stratford Way.  Let's hope the weather holds so  this last trip in the motorhome results in some special memories. 

I am not sure if I will stay at another campsite for the weekend or return home.  As usual I will see how the mood takes me and what unfolds.  This is the joy of a motohome: the ease with which one can up and move on.

I am considering going to another amazing campsite in Powys; Mellington Hall Caravan Park.  This too has a bar and restaurant attached; (rather the campsite is attached to the bar and restaurant).  Here the magnificent building "The Hall" is an hotel.  The campsite is set in part of the 270 acres.  Also on site are beautiful  landscape spaces and several acres of woods with special trails.  It is a fabulous place for dogs as well as people.  

I might just go there for a couple of nights as I need to complete the short walk this time.  I had a fabulous time last time I was there.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

A Fresh Start

I have changed the title of this blog to Motorhome Musings.

This I think better reflects the content of the blog. 

I blog not just about my travels in the the motorhome;

Amber teaching Pearl motorhome etiquette 

also about my dogs.  

They are an important part of my motorhome experiences as I take them everywhere with me.

Motorhome Musings also allows me to discuss the writings and photographs which have resulted from my experiences and to discuss books I have read whilst out and about.

I have been very privileged to discover a means of continuing my learning and to discover so much.  I hope this blog Motorhome Musing gives as much pleasure to you the readers as it does to me.