Tuesday, 28th December 2021
A dismal day, heavy cloud, when it is not actually raining, there is steady drizzle.
Approximately 290 miles, mostly light traffic, but, usual heavy traffic from Luton, and, of course, on the dreaded M25.
We are met by grandson, Gabriel, who helps get us parked and plugged in, then, we are joined by Salma.
Wednesday. 29th December 2021 - Saturday, 1st January 2022
Family Time, great to see Gary, Susana, Gabriel and Salma.
Sunday, 2nd January 2022.
All good things come to an end.
Fond farewells to Gary, Susana, Gabriel and Salma.
After all the rain we have had, it is a bright and sunny morning for our just under 120 mile journey to Rutland Camping and Caravan Site (N52.723962 W0.631954).
The weather is sunny and mild, when we arrive, but, soon, the rain returns, and the brisk wind, so, overnight, we have the pleasant music of rain battering on the roof.
Unsurprisingly, I suppose, considering the weather and time of year, there does not appear to be many people here, although the Cafe appears to be functioning with a reduced, but, still substantial menu.
There are two pubs and a hotel, in Greetham village, The Plough Inn; The Wheatsheaf; Greetham Valley Hotel and Golf Club. So, the plan tomorrow, weather permitting, is a cycle ride, or a walk, and lunch at a pub or at the cafe.
Monday, 3rd January 2022
After last night's heavy rain, we wake to blue sky and sunshine.
After a leisurely breakfast, we take a walk to explore Greetham.
The village is bigger than we thought, but, little in the way of Commerce, just one village shop (the post office).
A rather attractive Church, Church of St Mary The Virgin, and, not much else. The Church would once have been a Catholic Church, but, naturally was "stolen by the wicked Henry VIII" (Kathleen's version), or, "released from the scourge of plenary indulgences and being controlled by the Vatican, etc" (my version).
Our, or, my plan, was to have lunch at one of the village pubs, but, in these covid times, they were both fully booked, so, it will have to be the site cafe.