Blog 76 - Stroud Hill Park with Pete & Joy
By keef and annie hellinger, Oct 18 2014 05:58PM
It Pidley-ed down again – Deja Vu
Stroud Hill Park,Pidley, Cambs
Motorhome trip No20 : October 11th – 12th 2014
NOTTS->PIDLEY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE ->NOTTS 196 miles
Definitely Déjà vu, same weekend as last year, same torrential downpour only this time we were out for a walk in it, no coats only small brollies. We ended up like wicks, the water slowly rising up thru our clothing to our necks. Tried drying stuff out in the van with the fire on. Didn’t really work sadly
We have now been here 3 times with our dear friends Pete & Joy, once in tents once in the motor homes. We travelled early on Saturday morning and arrived at the site as Keef was back at work again and P&J couldn’t travel until Saturday. We more or less arrived at the same time. The site was packed as a caravan rally was on for the weekend.
Had a lovely cheese, bikkies and wine lunch then headed out for a walk to Somersham, didn’t get very far because of the downpour.
Had our evening meal in the restaurant downstairs pea and mint soup, rack of lamb and salted caramel torte all washed down with a nice prosecco. Annie had the wild mushroom tagliatelle, Pete game pie and Joy plaice.
It was indeed a bit of a foodies weekend interspersed with lovely conversation a bit of reading TV fixing (failed) and calor gas bottle checking. Breakfast was croissant with fresh coffee and blueberry preserve. Lunch mostly trad roast beefs with the biggest Yorkshires I have seen for quite a while.
The site is nice and quiet good facilities and the restaurant and bar on site make it a must hence we have been back 3 times now!
Then after our goodbyes it was off about 2.30 pm and back home, not too bad at just over 1 ½ hours.
All in all a fab relaxing weekend again! Looking forward to the next time we are there.
20 pictures in the SLIDESHOW