Tallulah was on the road again last weekend, this time heading to a great looking camp site 5 miles north of Banbury – Anita’s Caravan and Camping Park.
On this adventure we will be properly testing our new larger awning both in terms of living/sleeping space with friends staying with us, and weather proofing as the conditions are forecast to be wet and windy for at least the first half of our stay.
The main reason for our trip was to attend the inaugural ‘Kombi Sleepover‘, a meeting of other Brazilian VW Bay owners from around the country, but also to test our new awning as we had friends staying with us and sleeping in it.
We arrived shortly after 6pm and set about levelling, plugging in and pitching our awning which was somewhat challenging in the windy conditions.
All done an hour or so later so we then unpacked our picnic table and benches and had a nice relaxing meal then after a short walk to a local pub we settled in for a chat and a few more drinks before turning in for the night.
Saturday morning gave the awning a thorough test, persistent rain until after lunch and two small kids needing space to be entertained, and I’m happy to say it passed with flying colours!
The weather brightened up shortly after lunch, as did the campsite with the arrival of 9 more Brazi Bays in a wide selection of colours.
With total number of buses now at 12 the fun could really begin, everyone being introduced and having a good look around each others vans. A game of rounders ended in a tactful draw (air-cooled vs water-cooled) and we all sat round the campfire (BBQ) waiting for Kiteman’s solar lights to glow.
A well earned late breakfast Sunday morning and a leisurely pack-up before heading south for a spot of lunch in Oxford.
A great weekend with lots of very nice people and great looking buses, it looks like becoming an annual event.