Monday, 23 September 2013

Pick up and first trip - Day 4

Monty the motorhome is tired out after making his first motorway journey, but he is feeling fulfilled as all six of his gears have been used today and he has exceeded 70mph a couple of times. Naughty Monty.

We’re back in the The Midlands, at The Tudor Caravan Park, Slimbridge. 
The site is just down the road from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre, which is on the agenda for tomorrow. 

Not very busy in our section of the site
Not much to write about today. We arrived about 1400hrs and just pootled about for a while. Then read the Sunday paper and spent some time on this blog, as Ruth finally had some 3G reception on her phone that I could tether the Mac to - so Day 1 and Day 2 posts have gone out.

Evening meal tonight was at The Tudor Arms - a pub that is right at the entrance to the site  - probably all in the same hands. The food was good, steak and ale pie for me and sausages for Ruth, followed by frangipani and mocha tart, but again not photo-worthy. However the pub is the 2013 Gloucestershire CAMRA Pub of the Year. It serves six real ales, seven real cider’s and two real perry's. I had Pigs Ear (Uley brewery) and Black Rat cider. The ale was a bit cold, but the cider was just right - tasty, room temperature and flat - the three essential criteria. Lovely - though now waiting for the hangover.

Came back and saw skeins of geese heading into Slimbridge; they were quite high in the sky so could well have been migrant birds flying in from their arctic summer grounds. Back in Monty we revved the ‘Happy Retirement’ hard drive into action. Actually we also had a viewing yesterday and started watching Suits, Season 1. Neither of us were sure about it for the first 5 minutes of episode 1, but having just watched episode 3 tonight you can see we’re now hooked. 

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