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Family Tour 2018 Day 1-2 - Day 2

Category: Caravanning
31 Jan 2019
Written by Andy Hits: 6176

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Day 2: 23/9/2018, Newton Aycliffe to Edinburgh ( 181 Miles )

In the morning we made our way to meet up with family in the Stockton area, and visited their church for a service, before having a nice lunch at their house.  We also took the opportunity to fill the car up too as it is so much easier using filling stations without an extra 7.5 metres of caravan on the back of the car.

Once back at the site, we paid our dues for the night, and set about emptying the water down and packing the van up for the drive up to Edinburgh.  It was a lovely sunny afternoon as we followed the A1 north past Newcastle, and I'm happy to say we had no difficulties along the way.

North of Newcastle, as we passed through Northumbria, it brought back memories of family holidays, seeing Bamburgh Castle, Lindisfarne.  I'm sure we will come back and stay in this area too, rather than driving through.  We then passed Berwick and then the Saltire that marked the border, and made it over into Scotland without any drama and continued our good steady progress to our campsite for the night, a CL called 22 Damhead

This was one of the smaller CL sites we have come across, with only 1 pitch free, and not a huge amount of space to manoeuvre the caravan through 180 degrees from the track into the site.  We gave up on reversing it, as we were going to wreck the grass if we tried much harder to reverse up a slope on full lock, and dropped the caravan and used the motor mover to get us the last little bit of the way to our pitch.  We then set up as quick as we could, both water, electric and our small porch awning.
While there my brother in law popped by from where they were staying for the weekend to confirm plans for the next day.  When we said the road we were on, they knew exactly where to come, as apparently there was an Ikea at the other end of the road, which we hadn't got as far as yet.

No dramas with the caravan over night, everything seemed to work correctly.

Car Caravan and Awning at 22 Damhead CL

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