Rally report from David & Margaret Bray
Doddington Rally 2011
We approached Doddington with a degree of apprehension
as the weather forecasts for the rally period were windy, with heavy
showers and according to my map we were going to be well away from any
major centres for indoor activity in the middle of a flat plain.
How could we have been so wrong! The weather was generally good,
although a little breezy, with the odd heavy shower and Monday was too
hot for major site-seeing. The site was situated on a ledge of ground
giving us lovely views across the Fens and had some pleasant walks
around its fishing lakes for those of us with dogs. The layout and
facilities were first class, with spacious pitches and
water,electrics and drainage all to hand.
Wendy, Keith, Pat and John made us welcome with the usual drinks and
helped with pitching. Thursday evening saw our first general gathering
in an ingeniously extended awning cum frame tent that just accommodated
us all and a lot of catching-up was done that evening.
A bit of research on our part showed that in fact there was quite a lot
to do and see in the area and over the rally period visits were made to
March, Ely, Burford, Newmarket and an assortment of Abbeys and gardens.
However, for at least two members the draw of the fishing lakes proved
irresistible and much pleasure was afforded by this facility.
Saturday evening we all gathered in our 'site headquarter's' for an
American Supper that as usual saw us all very well fed. Wendy had
arranged some entertainment in the form of a game where a couple were
shown a word and the others had to question them in turn to try and
guess the word. Each couple took a turn at having a word and in no time
at all we had passed the evening most enjoyably; modesty forbids me to
say which couple won the prize for guessing the most words, but the
wine was very nice.
Sunday Margaret & I visited Anglesey Abbey
Cambridge and this was a day well spent with its delightful, gardens,
very interesting house and excellent facilities. I can strongly
recommend this National Trust site if you find yourself nearby.
Monday we were all trying to keep cool in what was a gloriously sunny
day until the evening when we all had a very nice meal at the Anchor
pub in the nearby village of Wimblington.
Tuesday morning saw the usual speedy and efficient packing of units and
the bidding of farewell till the next time.
The thanks of all those on the rally must go to Wendy, Keith, Pat and
John for the effort that they put into a beautifully organised and very
relaxing Gobur event.
Fields End Water Caravan Park, Doddington, Cambridge
Thursday 16th June to Tuesday 21st June 2011
Organised by Keith and Wendy Wright
No of Caravans: ..
American Supper - by Wendy Wright