Sunday, 14 June 2015

Beauty and Breakdown! June 2015

Short Camp to test our camping gear - June 2015

We travelled over to a Caravan & Camping Field we know near Chelford, nr. Macclesfield, to test our camping gear ready for our West Country tour this year.
And we are so pleased we did!!

Beauty and Breakdown!

First job was to waterproof the tent - here splashing on the Nikwax

Strange! The tent seems not to want to go up properly?
Turns out it was a pole short - there's a joke here somewhere!?

Chris watching - 'We are not amused!'

In more relaxed mode!

A short visit up the National Trust Garden at Hare Hill, nr Prestbury, Macclesfield

The beauty of colour in the garden

On the way back home - the BREAKDOWN - engine mounting bolts failed and the engine dropped! The only good thing was we were travelling quite slowly (at about 25mph) and were local to Chris' sister!

RAC rescue from Egertons
Happily the repair work was sorted out by our excellent motorvan garage and we collected the van in enough time to set off on our West Country Tour 2015

Back at the marina - finding the missing pole and re-stringing the section

All loaded up for our trip to Penzance for the Ferry for our camping trip to the Isles of Scilly!



  1. I am surprised the tent wasn't already water-proof - is that usual?

    Have a wonderful trip!

    Cheers, Marilyn and David (nb Waka Huia)

  2. Hi Marilyn, it's basically an older tent we've had for 10 years or more!
    We've now arrived on the lovely St.Martin's Island in the Isles of Scilly for our month under canvas!