Goodbye Briarwood Farm

The tenth moving day of our tour. It is a dry morning but showers are forecast so we aim to get the awning down quickly and packed up before the rain reaches us. The drizzle starts as we are half way through, but the awning will be back up within a couple of hours so no harm done.

Our week at Briarwood Farm CL in Knodishall has been thoroughly enjoyable. We have loved exploring the beautiful Suffolk countryside, albeit we have only seen a tiny corner. Our fellow caravanners have been extremely friendly, especially our neighbour Peter who has been able to provide us with sound advice on places to visit. I will miss my daily chats with him.

On tour we have found varying degrees of engagement from site owners, some non-existent and you are left to find your own way around, others provide lots of guidance and rules, some pop around for a chat and let you know where they are if you need them, and others like Tricia and Trevor make you feel you are staying with friends.

During the evenings we have been treated to the sight and sound of the Muntjac and there has been a regular call of a peacock in the woods.

There are not many sites where you are provided with your own personal traction engine show. Over the weekend the tarpaulin came off and Trevor’s Clayton and Shuttleworth was steamed up. Tricia told me that Trevor really wanted a Burrell, that’s the machine that he used at the Suffolk Show, but could not find one. To my untrained eye they look similar.

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During our chats Trevor and Tricia told us that they were regulars at the Dorset Steam Fair in the past, so there is every chance we may have seen them previously. There is no doubt that we will see them again. This is both a must revisit area and site!

Packed we head north towards Cromer.

29th May 2014

© Two Dogs and an Awning (2014)

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