RCC Season Starter Rally, Derbyshire 8th – 10th March 2019

Retro Caravan Club Season Starter Rally, before the snow came.

The first rally of the year. We booked this during the late Indian summer a couple of weeks before thinking it would be good to get away from the DIY for a few days. How the weather can change! We were among a further seven or eight RCC members stuck on a hillside for a cold and wet weekend.

We met up in the campsites unheated marquee in the evening. It didn’t take long for members to sneak back to the warmth of the caravans.

We went for a walk along the local canal on the Saturday morning while keeping an eye on the weather forecast which wasn’t good and wasn’t getting any better. Thinking that we might not stay long on Sunday we decided to have the tea and cake on Saturday instead. By 5 O’clock with overnight snow and 40mph winds we decided we’d make a dash for it on Saturday evening. We quickly packed up and then struggled to pull the caravan up the hill off the pitch and to the campsite exit. Due mainly to not warming the car up properly before setting off.

We had a great run back home via fish n chips in Swaffham. A long way to go for just one night but think we made the right choice.