Our fourth trip out in the campervan was to a very small site in the wilds of Kent at Braid Farm, Smarden Our friends Paula and Dave have had Bessie motorhome for nearly two years and they wanted to join us so Bessie and Tribby had their first trip out together! We left Archie with my parents for the weekend and took the bikes to get some use out of the bike rack and to see something of the area.
Bessie didn't arrive until late on the Saturday so Shaun and I headed out on the bikes - a lovely 17 mile ride around the country roads. Not too sure about the driving of some Kent residents - they seem to have 2 speeds - go and go faster!
On Sunday morning (following a drink & food fuelled Saturday night) Shaun headed out on a solo ride for a couple of hours. When he got back he suggested walking up the road to Headcorn Aerodrome where there was a big car boot being held. That didn't last long because by the time we got there the stalls were starting to pack up. As we were in cider country (and there were quite a few farms dotted around us) we decided to venture out to Biddenden Vineyard which was about 4 miles away - Shaun and I went on the bikes and Paula & Dave travelled in style in Dolly (their little towing car). We bought some lovely produce, walked around the vineyard, tasted some cider and wine and made the journey back to the campsite!
There were a couple of things we loved about this site - one was the resident wallaby population
Monday's weather was dire for the whole day. We left Paula and Dave and Bessie at the site and made our way home. I think we'll definitely be back to this site, with or without the dog - not sure what he'll make of the wallabies!
Our next trip is just around the corner - we've got a family wedding on Saturday and then we're heading to the New Forest on Sunday to Thursday - the longest trip we've done so far! We've got to get back as the Tour of Britain starts this weekend and goes through Newhaven on Saturday - wouldn't miss that for anything!