Blimey it's been hard getting back into 'normal life' after our trip to Wales! I think we chilled out so much, everything relating to 'home' firmly on the back burner, that it has taken a few days to re-orientate ourselves.
It was great, and we had brilliant weather. We feel we have more or less got to grips with caravan living - thanks in no small way to the kindness and advice from our close neighbours who shared their experience generously with us.
Above is the Bear Hotel in nearby Crickhowell - our caravan is on a farm in the village of Llangattock. We had a few lunches here!
Our day out in Abergavenny included a visit to the Market Hall which was fascinating.
At the back of the Market Hall we watched a sheep auction taking place at the Cattle Market.
Then as we sat drinking coffee in the sunshine I noticed this plaque on the opposite wall - photograph taken with full permission of the folically challenged gentleman seated below it!
Jim's fishing chum, Mark, drove us round several fishing beats in the area. This was one of them .
This lovely looking flower is the Himalayan Balsam, which, though attractive, is a real pest, as it grows prodigiously and chokes everything else.
It was all very lovely, even though I am not remotely interested in fishing.
We had a trip to Usk, a very pretty little town - more of a medium sized village actually! We made a pilgrimage to this tackle shop which is apparently a shrine for fly fishermen; still run by the daughter of the guy who started it many many decades ago.
June insisted Jim have a photo taken behind the counter. This lady is extremely knowledgable about all things fly-fishing. We were invited to tea but had just had coffee in a cafe in town.
And one of me, reluctantly posing on a river-side bench. It was a delightful spot.
Here are a few shots of the camp-site. It really is beautiful scenery.
Some of the permanent plots have been made to look like Home from Home.
Garden, complete with statuary and patio chairs!
This little stream separates the main field from a smaller one with no hook-ups.
So now we know what we are doing, I expect we'll be popping across again but when it starts getting chilly I think I will leave it to Jim for his fishing trips! I did do some sewing, and reading, and journalling, but much less than I had expected, but I'll blog about that in my next post. Now I shall spend some time catching up with MY favourite blogs - I didn't exactly miss not having wi-fi but I do have some catching -up to do!