Birthday bonanza, part 2…

Setting off on birthday trip 2.

It’s March and spring has arrived so it’s time for birthday trip number two, in celebration of my birthday. The Forest of Dean is a regular favourite of ours, there is lots to do and see and we are in the woods! We also are heading across the Severn Estuary to the countryside around Stroud as it’s a lovely part of the UK.

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Birthday bonanza.. (part one)

Mystical Magnificient Avebury

It has been a long winter in the Hymertrails household, lots of non vanlife stuff going on. Firstly, I am having work woes, do I have a job, don’t I have a job, who knows, hopefully by the middle of the summer I’ll have a clearer idea of what on earth is going on!!

The Hymertrails gang are also in the (horrible) process of selling our house, we have fallen out of love with our smallish Welsh miner’s cottage, well its mainly a case of not wanting neighbours, longing for somewhere to park Hank and having a smaller environmental footprint. We have a big garden for a small house and even though we love it, we used to grow loads of our own vegetables and fruit, since owning Hank we have less and less time at home and every time we are there we want to go away in Hank!!

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Bumble at Strumble!

Another fabulous weekend adventure ‘downline’ in Pembrokeshire. This time Strumble head was our desination and a small CL site at Tresinwen Farm. Just a short walk from Stumble head and it’s magnificent lighthouse.

We managed to get a good start on Friday afternoon and arrived at the site about 8pm. Bit of a chore to get Hank level and find a good spot but after a bit of time we were all set up, hounds fed and watered and we’d settled down to a steaming hot bowl of tortellini and tomato sauce! Great standby for those late night arrivals.

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Seal spotting in deepest darkest (and wettest) Pembrokeshire…

Having recently joined the Caravan and Motorhome Club to make use  of their CL site network we decided to visit deepest, darkest Pembrokeshire to spot Atlantic Grey seals. We had been given a great site recommendation by one of Hank’s previous owners, Delyth, so we looked up Murchin Field CL in Marloes and booked it for the weekend.

We try as always to get away from work early on a Friday to really make the most of our weekend advantures in Hank. Packed and ready we set off from Home and headed West!

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