LCDA THS Ruthin Day 2

Good Friday,
A leisurely morning & breakfast then a trip to Bala to look at the lake and the railway.

En route we nipped into Tesco for the now obligatory stop to collect a few bits that we realised that we have forgotten or thought that we had left in the van for next time only to find the cupboard was bare…. ie no olive oil. Anyway we picked up a Tesco Olive Bread which is one of our favourite treats at any time.

Onward to Bala, nice little town by the famous lake. We pulled into a car park only to discover that neither of us had any cash for the meter and this being rural wales 😉 no card payment options or pay by phone which was everywhere in Cornwall’s car parks in October. Continue reading “LCDA THS Ruthin Day 2”

Our First D.A. Camping Experience

This weekend was our first experience at D.A. Camping. (D.A. is District Association, a kind of local branch of the Camping & Caravan Club)
D.A’s organise low cost weekend meets/rallies, any member of the C&CC can attend any meet arranged by any D.A. anywhere in the country, you’re not restricted to the D.A. listed on your membership card.
Anyway this weekend was the first meet of the year organised by Lancashire & Cheshire D.A., the one listed on our membership. So for the princely sum of £15.40 for the weekend we joined the gang in the car park of Helsby Community Sports Club. Yes that’s right we went camping in a car park! Sounds nuts but when you think about it you can camp anywhere in a caravan.
A caravan has gas or electric heating, gas or electric fridge, gas or electric hot water, 12 Volt lighting & water pump. So as long as you can get some fresh water and have a gas bottle your set to camp anywhere. Our van has a toilet and even a shower.

Caravan Car Park

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