Rally 7 – The Lawns, Fleet, Lincs.
On arrival a warm welcome awaited us from marshals Percy & Linda and deputies Polly & Len. A lady walks by and sees our banner and asks that she and husband join the Club, wow! Four of us visited a Chinese Restaurant just along the road where we enjoyed a 2 hours, 4 course meal – superb!! This evening saw us sitting out till 9pm – well –the ladies were in an awning and the men sat outside!
Next day poor Polly had to go off to hospital with a blood clot on her eye, thankfully not too serious and was soon back on site. New member Colin was enjoying a spot of fishing on the adjacent lake so Pauline joined a group of us who strolled across to the nearby Farm Café for lunch. So far the weather has been very good with lots of sitting out chatting in warm sunshine.
As it remained warm and dry, lots of us took the opportunity to visit Boston, Kings Lynn, Holbeach, Stamford, Spalding and various other interesting destinations. Oh dear, spoke too soon as the wind was getting very strong – the tail end of a really bad storm on the west coast! Alan and Vera’s storage tent had to be rescued by a group of campers and dismantled before it blew away completely! Also, Steve & Sue’s awning caved in upon itself and had to be taken down.
On Friday we all enjoyed a delicious fish and chips supper in the barn followed by a riotous evening of board games. Next day more excursions were enjoyed even in the very windy conditions and in the evening we all came together in the barn for a super meal prepared by site owners Nigel and Tracy.
On Sunday the weather changed – BOY – did it change!! Wet, wet, wet, so we were all hunkered down for the day, only venturing out of our vans when absolutely necessary.
Monday arrived, again wet and windy. AGM day and it was good to welcome Chris & Derrick plus Roy & Averil to the afternoon meeting which proceeded well. The meeting was succeeded by a Chinese take-away fetched by Percy and enjoyed by all! As some were leaving next day, “Flag” was held with thanks extended to the marshals and deputies, followed by more games in the barn. Winners of the envelope competitions were Wayne & Josie (Word Search) and Steve & Sue (Brands Mascot Quiz) with Lucky Van prize going to yours truly & Tony!
A dull day welcomed in Tuesday but at least the wind and rain had stopped. Warm drinks and biscuits were enjoyed in the morning in the marshals’ awning with several of us venturing out sightseeing afterwards. Wednesday’s weather was similar and farewells were said to Alex & Susan who decided to depart the rally early.
On the final evening we all strolled over to the Farm Café for a meal together, returning to our vans in pitch darkness by torchlight! All in all a great rally to round off the season and so, off to our homes to look forward to getting together with “Nice People” again next year.