I took my time in packing everything in the van and taking the tent down, and with a quick look round the pitch for any stray tent pegs I was ready for leaving at 1pm, but first came a good dog walk round the lake at the bottom end of the site. Back on my pitch I couldn't resist taking a couple of photos of Sophie and Sugar in their new hoodies - Sophie's is a bit too big for her and I think it makes her look rather like a glove puppet - then with them safely ensconced in the back of the van I set off for home.
The drive back was trouble free in spite of the miles of roadworks on the M62 and I was home with plenty of time to spare before I went to work. As I downloaded my photos onto the pc that evening I thought back over my weekend and where I had stayed. I'd taken pot luck on the site as it had been someone else's choice, but I had no complaints; it was a nice little place, and I can imagine that on a nice sunny day and with leaves on the trees it would be really lovely. It was a pity that the weather hadn't been better but I'd still had a good weekend, and I'll certainly make a point of going back there in the not-too-distant future.