August Rally – Snettisham Park, Norfolk
We arrived at Park Farm on 16th to be greeted by marshals Linda & Percy and deputies Averil & Roy. Eight vans were expected with two more joining later in the week. One of the eight duly arrived, courtesy of Green Flag, car on a low loader having suffered a burnt out clutch with the owners following on behind by taxi!
The Farm had a café and small shop with outside seating (due to Covid 19) including a large marquee which the site owners allowed us to use outside of hours. Opening “Flag” was held there and good use was made of it on other occasions during the rally. The café was made good use of too, especially on Mondays to Wednesdays when the Government “Eat out to help out” offer meant half price eats! Several of use enjoyed their full English breakfasts and cream teas! Roger celebrated a special birthday with coffee and cake.
Sadly, Wally became unwell early on into the meet and, with Pauline, had to leave suddenly. Fortunately they lived not far away and, after a short stay in hospital he was allowed home and his family recovered their unit and belongings from the site.
Good weather was experienced on many of the days with members enjoying the usual sitting around to catch up, visits to Hunstanton, Fakenham, Kings Lynn, Bircham Mill and the Lavender Fields. Not many could enjoy Wells Next the Sea though with the flocks of holiday makers taking up ALL parking and clogging up all the streets! Although Covid rules meant we were unable to partake of the usual board and card games we nevertheless enjoyed one another’s company with lots of “chatter!” The marshals felt quite frustrated by the restrictions.
On the Wednesday we were delighted to make the acquaintance of Monty – Suzanne & Allan’s lovely Maltese Terrier puppy, who everybody fell in love with!
Final “Flag” was held a day early to accommodate the departure of three vans. The envelope quiz was won by Vera & Alan and Lucky Van by Lynda. The last night on site was accompanied by really strong winds which caused several members loss of sleep but thankfully it eased by lunchtime next day which delayed our departures by a few hours, on safety grounds.
This was the first outing of the year for Tony & I, we were pleased at the opportunity of meeting up with good friends after ten months since our last rally of 2019! Our thanks go to Linda, Percy, Averil & Roy for supporting us and keeping the rally running smoothly. (At least it did for us guests!!)