That is "away from the blog", Daisy and I went away in the caravan. Just a little trip to Ravenglass and really, I should have known better. On the upside I was in the caravan and that is always a good thing, and the weather was very kind to us which makes a huge difference.
On the not-so-upside, I didn't really care for the site the first time I visited but as an eternal optimist I gave it a second chance. Never, ever let me go there a third time - if I even cast a mere glance in the direction of the A595 southbound slap me hard around the head. Whilst the site itself is OK-ish the neighbours are not. In four nights the entire site was disturbed for three of them. On Saturday night we 'enjoyed' extremely
loud garage/trance music on and off from 9.45pm until 12.45am. It was
not a party - no sounds of people and the music was not continuous. It
was painfully loud for 20 minutes or so, then half an hour quiet, then
back on again, and again, and again.😴
At least one of us managed to get enough shut-eye, but sadly it wasn't me:
Sunday was quiet but on Monday and Tuesday night we were subjected to a drum kit and a not very accomplished player. The site manager says this had never happened before but then she would, wouldn't she?
Daisy didn't seem to mind too much and as usual, our days followed the normal gentle routine of a quick walk first thing, a long breakfast and the amusing campsite routine now known as "WTF"** followed by a long walk, back for lunch and then sit around and chill out all afternoon. Another dog walk, supper, more sitting around, a final dog walk and then bed. Not a bad life! 🐾 🐾
But if ever a reason was needed for maintaining the blog, today (16th
May) I have been back from Ravenglass for exactly three weeks, this is the first
time I have looked at the few photos I took and Management has not yet
seen any of them 😞 Oops!
Messing with the label feature in ViewRanger 😊
Porch envy - the caravan next door had the dinkiest little porch awning which was as steady as a rock in high wind, unfortunately it's a discontinued model but I continue to keep an eye on eBay.
The same people were using one of these levelling bags, something we've looked at before but not known whether it worked or was a gimmick. After a chat with the man and a firtle around some forums Management and I concluded it had got to be easier than reversing onto ramps so one has been acquired.
(**Waste tank, Toilet Tank, Fresh Water - ha ha, you thought it meant something else entirely, didn't you)