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Rally report from David & Margaret Bray

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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 near 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

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