as seen in no 286
21-23rd Sept 2007
a few from Friday, lots from Saturday, a few of local area
autumn is slowly spreading her golden gown across this sceptred
island Ah seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness, I had my last rally of the
year over the autumn equinox And it was a small traditional rally, a pub,
a field a bonfire, all rather nice
was in a really pretty village, all stone clad buildings the works.Almost a
rural idyll until
invaded by lots of motorised
two and three wheeled vehicles.
spent catching up with friends, and listening to their tales of woe with the
weather (I never got wet once) and wondering if anymore tents could fit in the
pub garden With Rally ale at £1.50 a damp but convivial evening ensued
Saturday morning I spent walking to the nearby town along the old carters track,
through lanes full of wild produce elderberries, damsons, sloes, and
blackberries Then across a small river with swans on over the water meadows and
towards the church, the church was very pretty with lots of stained glass and
had a small orchestra playing for a charity event, the church clock chimed on
the quarter hour though and rung the hours, tents donít have double glazing so
it was noticeable at night.
as I had almost walked back up to the site, past the boggy marsh of doom and up
the hill of breathlessness I met some friends walking towards the town and was
persuaded to walk back to town again, oh excellent. Not.
back I went again, Hugh even found an almond tree in the middle of town, it was
funny watching him picking them all and then shucking them in the market square.
Apparently the village used to be a big lace making area, and the town also has
an annual pancake race, there were lots of gift type shops and I managed to find
mum a birthday present at last
now under a blazing sun we headed back to camp to carry on chilling out, oh no
more beer. The Yodashire massive did well in the awards, with furthest travelled
male and female, and only lost the quiz by the fourth
Did I tell you the beer
was cheap, by a little after prize giving I retired to the pit, a happy fellow.