Monday, 30 July 2007
Day 12 - Chipping Sodbury to south of Bristol
This was an easy day. With less than 30 miles in prospect to the next destination, the lads were more relaxed, and didn't leave until close to 1 pm.
The rain had cleared. Again, it was cloudy but dry.
Taking back roads, we arrived at the Brook Lodge Farm Touring Site opposite a Holiday Inn on the A38 just south of Bristol Airport.
A brook at the edge of the field had overflowed on to the lower levels the previous day, but had returned to normal levels even though it was silt-laden and flowing fast. We were asked not to take the camper van on to the grass, and so were cramped on to what little gravel we could find. Even though the boys were given pitches on supposedly dryer ground, it was distinctly damp.
Good food at the Stag and Hounds Inn in Churchill with two-for-one meal deals just down the road.
Photos show Josh Knowles with his Grandma and Grandad, the departure from Chipping Sodbury, and all the boys with the Knowles family.