Monday, 3 January 2011

It's not a leap of faith if you know where you're going to land.


Well we did it - yesterday we left our perfectly lovely house in Hampshire, drove 262 miles north and will now be living in a Motorhome for a month or two. Or maybe even three.  The journey itself was uneventful with just one stop for coffee and bacon rolls.  I drove Delores and Steve followed in the car, which gave me the opportunity to play my own 'classic' tunes and sing along very loudly.  We arrived on site around 3:45pm with me hoarse from singing and Monty sulking from having to listen to my caterwauling.  The singing had been getting louder & more enthusiastic since we'd passed Lancaster services and spied the mountains of the Lakes rising up in the distance - I guess that's another thing about leaps of faith, it helps if the view's nice too!

The site is fantastic - Holgates Silverdale Caravan Site - all the pitches are fully serviced (for non campers this means they have electric, tv point & water) plus they're all pretty level & hardstanding.  Loo blocks are warm & pristine but the best part is the main communal block.  We have a lovely pool, sauna, steam room & jaccuzzi, bar, restaurant - with take-away facilities, shop, games room and laundrette. Oh, and an on-site gym for an extra £25 per week, but who wants to walk and cycle in a gym with all the gorgeous countryside out there?

In answer to the question just about everyone has asked, yes we are warm enough.  Last night we were all cosied up watching Iron Man and Enchanted on TV.  Lazy I know but after a long drive some serious vegging out was called for.  We celebrated our arrival with quiche, oven chips and prossecco and a nice early night. Today we need to check my route to the station ready for tomorrow and then explore Silverdale and it's beaches.  This morning I've noticed that from our pitch we can see over the northern part of Morecombe bay across to Grange-over-Sands and the mountains behind.  As commutes go I'd say this will be a pretty good one!

Anyway, no time to hang around, need to get breakfast brewing so we can start exploring!