This is now the third week of our UK adventure, and we are really enjoying it. This week’s mix has been two Campsites and a CL site. Each has offered us new perspectives on what motorhoming is like in the UK.
We have sort of got back into a rhythm and are meeting up with friends old and new as we travel. At East Fleet we were lucky to meet some people who have followed our adventures for a long time, and it is so lovely that people took the time to come over and chat about our trip and their adventures. We shared a few drinks outside watching a glorious sunset behind the van and all was right in the world.
We moved on to the Golden Cap Holiday Park which was on the foot of the famous high point on the south coast. We took another bite of the South West Coastal Path clocking up some miles in the process, plus the weather held out and we were able to make the climb to the top in sunshine. It was one of the toughest climbs we have made on the trip. But it was worth it, the views to Lyme Regis and all the way to Portland were sublime even if we were completely knackered.
The next day we went in the other direction and headed into West Bay of Broadchurch fame. Though a lot further and there were many hills to get over but as it was bit cloudy, we seemed to have an easier run into the town. Karen found another crab sandwich from a place called Sammii G’s it is now crowned the number 1 Crab sandwich in the UK so far. Though the local seagulls were a danger we saw a couple of people lose their ice creams so be aware Dorset seagulls are smart and fast.
Dorset has been so much fun and incredibly beautiful; the roads are really narrow and busy and all of this is new to us.
Plus England is so expensive we have had to make changes. For those of you that have been with us from the start you will know we like to eat out quite a bit! But we can’t do this as much as we did in Europe. Now we are looking once or twice week going forward, but this has not proved that much of an issue as Karen has a large range of fantastic recipes that really work and are very tasty. Plus, we can get the spices and ingredients we like at reasonable prices, allowing us to make some of our favourite dishes at home. We might just be letting you have some pictures of van cooked food.
We really enjoyed the Dorset coast and now the weather has turned sullen and grey just as we have the pleasure of meeting up with Katherine and James and their two dogs Oscar and Corrie who we spent the first lockdown with, in Turkey. It is amazing how time flies, the last time we saw them was last June in Serbia when we split up finally taking different directions after having spent 16 weeks together during lockdown and then leaving Turkey.
Meeting up on a small Langlands farm Caravan and Motorhome CL near Glastonbury we have enjoyed each other company and reminisced about the past year. The local pub the King William provided our first meal and good value and tasty it was too.
Though grey the weather held out while to visited Glastonbury that really lived up to its quirky reputation. With magic, spiritual, Tarot reading shops all around. There were many people around that dressed accordingly so it was fun, a pint in the oldest medieval hotel in England, joy.
Today, it was off to Wells, England’s smallest City, again the weather held off we were able to look around and takin this extraordinary city while staying dry we have had some luck compared to many parts of the UK.
When in Turkey Katherine cooked many a fantastic meal for us, and here she excelled yet again last night, with a lovely pate to start, then salmon steaks with vegetables and a lovely cheese board to finish, all served with aplomb. Today is our turn to reciprocate and while I type this blog entry, Karen is preparing a feast for us all. Balsamic Beef Stew, Jersey Royals, and carrots, dessert will be roasted summer fruits with thick double cream. I think it will be fantastic.
Hopefully, the weather will hold out for our last day tomorrow and we will continue to explore some of the sights of Somerset. But most importantly tomorrow the 21st it will be 19 years to our first date together. They have been fun filled years and we have seen done so many things together and I look forward to seeing and doing more with her. So, a big thank you to Karen, for putting up with me for 19 years. Hugs David.