Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Devon to Wiltshire

I was woken early this morning as the caravan next door decided to start packing up about six o’clock! Not very neighbourly! They left their pitch and I fell asleep again waking up after eight o’clock which meant by the time I went for a shower there was a queue and while we were all chatting to pass the time someone sneaked in and queue-barged us. We were amazed as it’s just not the done thing. Needless to say we were all very vocal in our comments about the lady – hope she’s not there when we go back!

When we were ready to leave I texted a friend who I’ve just got back in touch with via Facebook. She has moved since I last saw her and as we were driving very close to where she now lives she invited us to call in for a coffee. It was really great to see her and we got a guided tour of her fabulous new set up. The house had been completely renovated – I saw a photo of it as it was when they took it on. A real ‘property with potential’ and they’ve done a fantastic job. The new stables were amazing …


She still had the same dog called Sydney but he now had a companion called Phyllis …

Her dressage horse LJ and little mate …

Thank you Sarah – it was lovely to see you …

We were then back on the road and heading for our usual Devizes campsite by the Kennet and Avon canal. We checked in and after a cuppa we took Hamish for a walk along the towpath. It’s usually very quiet along here but today we were lucky and there were two narrowboats on the move.


As we walked along the first boat dropped off a chap to go ahead and open the swing bridge …


Both boats went through and then he marched off to the next one which again he held open for both boats …


We turned around here and retraced our steps back to the site. A Canada Goose stood and watched us as we passed …

It wasn’t too keen on Hamish but he completely ignored it!

5 comments:

Jo Anne said...

What a fantastic day.... the photo of you with your friend is lovely - glad your trip is so enjoyable x

PamelaB said...

Lovely pictures!

Chris said...

Great weather for a break and no airports! :-) Have a wonderful time and keep posting :-)

jordiegirl said...

Lovely post Sally-Ann.

Queue-barging, how rude! I hope the lady heard your comments and was duly embarrassed.

sally-ann said...

Thanks for all the comments. It was lovely to meet up with Sarah as I haven't seen her for about seven years. We couldn't believe that we were queue-barged and she must have heard us discussing her!! Will keep blogging all the time I can get logged on but will lose it once we're on the boat probably.