Les Lobb's Diary
Apologies for not keeping this up to date, no excuse just doing other stuff.
Just returned from a few days in Cornwall - not so many holiday makers this time of year and the weather is still
decent. Getting the bus sorted for our next trip to Shell Island in Wales for the October beer fest; meeting some
friends there and hope to do some fishing between ale sampling.
Brilliant 8 days of freedom; first night was spent in the Brecon Beacons and then a diagonal trip across Wales to
Shell Island in Snowdonia National Park. After 2 days of wind and rain we headed across country to Norfolk and
parked up in Wells next sea, thinking we would try the crab restaurant - twas fully booked, but we spent the night
there. After popping down the beach road at Salthouse in the morning to have our showers, we carried on round
the coast to Cromer and managed to get free roadside parking. Did the walkaround, buying a crab and other bits of
tat for Dawn's tombola stall before moving round to Walcott and parking alongside the sea wall. The fishing wasn't
so good, but it was glorious sunny weather which kept the ice cream van busy. Didn't fancy staying the night there,
so parked up in some woods nearby and spent a peaceful night with the owls for company.
It's been yonks since either of us have visited Gt Yarmouth, so we had a drive there the next morning - both decided
it was not our sort of place and returned to Walcott for another sunny day and more ice cream. That night was spent
in woods near Fakenham and then we had a rather slow trip to see friends in Peterborough the next morning. Head
of purchasing wanted to visit Banbury, where we had stopped many times on the boat; height barriers and weight
restrictions soon put paid to that idea and we over-nighted alongside the Southern Oxford canal out in the sticks.
As we missed shopping at Banbury, we took a route home via Devizes, where I parked next to the duck pond while
Dawn scoured the shops for bargains. A pork pie from Roses made the stop worthwhile, but Dawn was not
impressed with the town shops which were 'scruffy'.
A good journey back along the A303 which meant we couid visit Julie before carrying on to Exmouth for lunch.
Another great trip.
We had a weekend trip to Appledore to meet friends who have just bought their first motorhome; the Seagate was
very busy Sunday evening, but we eventually got a table and had a meal together.
Loving the external silver screen - no condensation and a toasty warm bus.
Head of catering has been busy and we now have a house full of cakes and stuff, ready for Mum's 102nd birthday on
Getting the garden and greenhouse ready for winter; leaves are falling now and the Exe valley looks great on a
Possibly doing a car boot at Cullompton Sunday morning, if the weather is fine; what tat is left over will go to charity
shops or the tip.
Hoping to have a few days away in the bus after the weekend's activities; not sure where yet, but probably the south