15 May 2014

15 May 2014 Blackpool to Home

Long drive - stopped off at Stratford services on the M6, then the M6 toll which we got our caravan club discount for (only £4.50 for an HGV motorhome) and the Brampton Hut A14/ A1 junction. Started at 0930 and arrived home by 1700 - averaging just under 20 mpg which is not too bad! Sunny most of the way.

Went over the Manchester ship canal -

and the Satnav took us on a small diversion through Suffolk on the way home!

14 May 2014

14 May 2014 Kirkby Lonsdale and Ingleton

Went to visit Helen's Uncle at Kirkby Lonsdale - and went to see the railway viaducts at Ingleton and over the Ribble Valley.

Stopped off for some ladies bargains at Tulchan outlet shop - apparently they were bargains!

13 May 2014

13 May 2014 - Keighley and Blackpool

Today went to visit Jane in Keighley for a lunch and to witness a duck invasion on the front lawn - small detour to some factory outlets for new handbag (not for Charles!). Then a tour down the sea front at Blackpool, most places closed but the comedy carpet was amusing:

12 May 2014

12 May 2014 Visit to Peter Hambilton - Hymerdirect

First time for a couple of years, lots of minor things to be done and checked - now all done!

Picked up our hire car ready for the next few days of travels ....

11 May 2014

11 May 2014 Birmingham to Blackpool CC

We started with a light breakfast at Beckett's farm shop which is within walking distance of Chapel Lane Caravan Club:

Not sure whose was the most healthy! Then a drive up the M6 and the M55 to Blackpool.

We stopped at Poplar 2000 Truck Stop, but discovered again that this only sold HGV fuel with a Keycard fuel card. We then went to Charnock Richard fuel stop to get some more diesel. Hope we don't make that mistake for the third time!

So, we are now installed in a comfy plot in Blackpool Caravan Club. The weather is still not very pleasant, seems to have been raining all day!

10 May 2014

10 May 2014 Home to Chapel Lane Caravan Club near Birmingham

Journey from home - some rain on the way.

Van seems to be going well (touch wood). Took a long search to find our TV remote controls that were cunningly hidden in the bottom of a cupboard. Heating and lighting all going!

Was pleased to find that the Brampton Hut interchange services between the A1 and A14 now has an M&S store. Just as well as the milk is in the fridge back home!

Picture shows us en route ......

Speedo  is in Km if it looks like we are going too fast in our HGV: