July 22nd 2018.
Today we drove from Hope in Derbyshire to tonight’s small site called Wern Oleu nr Llanfechain in Powys. We are here because tomorrow we are meeting up with our youngest daughter and her partner who are holidaying in the area.
It was only a 100 mile journey today but like many journeys in the UK if you want to go from West to East or vice versa it is never easy, Thankfully for a Sunday in July when the children are on holiday the roads weren’t too busy, one stretch of road the A54 from Buxton to Congleton was quite a challenging drive. It was very up hill and down dale with many twists and turns and most of it we completed driving through thick cloud.
Apart from one part of the journey where they had closed the main A road and we had to find a detour the sat nav managed the route quite well taking us to within metres of the site. You couldn’t have a greater contrast between last nights site and tonight’s, the Derbyshire one was large with probably approx 150 units ranging from small tents to static caravans. Tonight on site there is a car and caravan plus us in Homer and all we can hear is the bleating of sheep and mooing of some calves in an adjacent field. We’ve walked into Llanfechain which has little to hold our interest and enjoyed a ramble around the narrow lanes now time for a glass of red.