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Easter 2023 In Tewksbury

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After a few days of nervously watching river levels we did finally set out on our Easter break to Tewksbury and what a cracking few days it turned out to be.

Day 1

We set off relatively early to miss the bank holiday traffic. We needn't have worried, there was hardly any. So we had a very steady run down and found somewhere to park for a couple of hours until we could get on site.

Eventually settled on our pitch we didn't do too much in the way of exploring. We found a good pub for a few beers and then too the dog to stretch his legs in the local park before settling back into the van for a homemade steak and ale pie dinner and a few more beers.










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Day Two

A lot more exploring and walking today. The dog was shattered by the end of the day :default_laugh:

Tewksbury is so dog friendly. Even the abbey is dog friendly here.

There are so many old buildings in the town it was easy to get carried away with the photos. Very reminiscent of York in parts.

We chose to eat out and ordered an indian takeaway which was the best we have had in a long time and probably the cheapest!























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Day Three

A much quieter day today. We did some walking, cooked breakfast on the Cadac outside for the first time this year, visited the dog friendly chocolate cafe which is a must visit if in the area and then settled back in the van for a roast lamb Sunday dinner and a few beers.










Day Four.

Time to head home and the weather completely changed for the run home. It was horrendous rain for much of the way back.

We made good time though and stopped off for a coffee along the way.



We did absolutely nothing when we got back. We chilled out and chatted the afternoon away.

The van is in for it's MOT, full service and Cam belt change today. So an expensive day for it. But we can forgive it that for the new places we are exploring with it and the journeys it is taking us on.

And it will still be a lot cheaper than the annual bill we got with the boat :default_blink:

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2 hours ago, SwanR said:

Sounds like a good weekend away. We watch a few van life channels on YouTube. Looks like a nice way to get away and visit places. 

We are finding it a great way to get around. We are certainly seeing a lot of new places.

It isn't for everyone. Some people really don't take too it. I guess we are lucky that we are both enjoying it and the dog loves it.

We still find ourselves attracted to water. But being next too it rather than on it is fine by us right now. Looking forward to our trip to Norfolk and Suffolk in July. It will be our first visit to the Broads by van so we will see how different it feels then I guess.

Later in the year we are heading across to France, which if we enjoy it, which I have no doubt we will, opens up whole new adventures outside of the UK and across Europe. Although we still have plenty to be going at in the UK as well. We are aiming to get to the Outer Hebrides next summer. :default_wub:

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