First stop was the campsite - one of our favourites, and the place we've stayed on each of our visits. This time though we had a new tent to play with...
|Looking down onto Ludlow and its castle.|
A browse around the town netted some local sausages, some lovely fresh seasonal veg, and a loaf of lovely bread, which pretty much set us up for a sausage stew for tea, and toast for breakfast! The campsite is on a working farm, and they keep hens, so fresh eggs are always for sale,and when I saw "fresh" - I mean quite often they have to actually go and gather them for you!
After dinner, with no internet connection or TV to sit mindlessly in front of, we simply sat, and chatted, and read, and watched it get dark.....bliss!
The following morning dawned bright and cheerful - what a fabulous sky!
Look carefully though and you can see the heavy blanket of mist down in the valley...sure enough when we got to town the view from yesterday proved somewhat different...
|There is a castle there somewhere...!|
...as there was a little while to go before the gates of the festival opened we went and had an extremely lovely cup of tea in a very posh Tea room...
|Very generous was that teapot, and its accompanying pot of hot water!|
So there you have it - a lovely weekend, with glorious weather, in a fantastic environment, and one or two friends along the way. (This is the beauty of these sorts of events - our involvement with CAMRA means that very often, and with no pre-planning, we stumble across people we know!)
We'll be back next year!