We woke on the fourth full day of our holiday to thick cloud and while we ate our breakfast we heard the first raindrops on the roof of our caravan. We spent a little time tidying and cleaning the caravan and then drove into town to do some shopping in the supermarket. It was very wet by the time we had finished so we were glad to get back and have a hot cup of coffee. We had arranged to have a meal with Richard’s brother Chris and it was booked for 1.30 pm at ‘The Lazy Trout’ in Meerbrook, a village a few minutes drive away. We set off at 1.15.
My brother-in-law arrived shortly after we did and we enjoyed an extremely pleasant meal in this very welcoming place. If anyone is in the area I would heartily recommend the food – it is delicious!
We had thought we might have a walk round Tittesworth Water after our meal but the rain was still heavy so we returned to our caravan for hot drinks and a chat. Chris stayed with us until 6.30 pm by which time the rain had stopped. Richard and I decided not to waste a nice evening and so drove to Hen Cloud and did our once yearly clamber up to the top.
We decided to get back to the car before the rain arrived.
We would have preferred to have stayed up at the top for much longer but the sensible thing to do was to get to the bottom before the rain caused the rocks to get slippery and the low clouds to lessen visibility. We were surprised to see a group of young boys being taken climbing up the Roaches as we got to the bottom of the hill. By this time it was about 8.00 pm and the thick cloud was making it very dark.
We were back at our caravan before the rain began again.
To be continued…
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