It was with some trepidation that we set off on our first proper caravan trip for two years. Packing for the journey used to be easy when the caravan was parked on the drive – we simply transferred our clothes to the wardrobe and lockers,
and filled the fridge and kitchen cupboards, and then off we’d go. But when we put the caravan in storage we had to almost completely empty it, and now had to fill the car with duvets, sheets, towels, clothes, food, etc, etc! We could
hardly see out of the windows to drive! Then after arriving at Border Storage we had to transfer it all to the caravan before driving the short distance to our first camp site, Fields End Water in the Fens.
The idea was to get the beds made, lockers
filled and everything sorted out, and have a couple of nights to reacquaint ourselves with the realities of life in a caravan. While in storage we’d arranged for some work to be done on it – a service, a new battery and locker door fitted,
and a small solar panel fitted to keep the battery charged, as our alarm system was a constant drain. We arrived at the camp site in pouring rain, and found we couldn’t open the new battery locker door to switch the motor mover on, so John had
to reverse in – luckily this was easy as there was plenty of room and our pitch was large, level and gravelled.