Yorkshire and back with a smelly heater

We still have some teething problems with the hot water heater on the van. Basically it stinks like burning rubber whenever we heat water. So we have a date with the manufacturers at Auto-trail and thought we would make a short break out of the trip.

Set off this morning in the general direction of Yorkshire. By mid afternoon we were just outside Skipton and decided to find a camp for the night. We looked in CC book and found a CL site near Otterburn so headed for that. On arrival owners advised she was full! Bugger! We said only looking for one night so she said we could stay on the spare pitch. It’s on a farm pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Despite 5 other vans its so quiet its almost eerie.

In the morning we decided to head York direction. On route we spotted a farm shop, so ever hungry we pulled in for some fresh bread, fruit and veg. Could have spent a fortune on home-made cakes but we resisted, for now.

When we arrived in York we thought about giving the CC site a visit but knowing that it’s booked up months in advance didn’t hold out too much hope. Pulled to the the “Site Full” sign but being an optimist I ran in to treble check. Yes indeed said nice lady we can fit you in! Odd that but who are we to argue with a chance to stay there, Site is fairly big and right by the river, apparently it floods which is fly the ehu is 3ft off the ground. Great as its raining now! As we are pulling in we here someone shouting Iain? Look around and see Chris and Linda (more ex Tribby owners) parked up. So we plug in, put kettle on and sit and natter for a few hours.

Next morning still raining hard but brave York. The cathedral is aim one, disgusted they want £15 each to go in – skip that one. Wander the lanes and love all the tidily shops, its picture postcard perfect. After a nice lunch in a cellar bar we agree to try out the Railway Museum. That has to be the best museum ever. First its free – we love free. And I honestly wasn’t bored. Loads of trains but loads more such as the Royal train carriage etc. We spent 3 or 4 hours in there and could easily have spent more time – rated as our best museum to date on the Baxterbus scale.



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