There's a lady tent camper, who apparently is a regular visitor, who turned up here at the park a couple of days ago - I can't quite decide whether she's totally bonkers or very, very brave and resilient! She's certainly very friendly.....introduced herself and told us a bit (quite a lot actually!) about herself. She's around my age I should think, perhaps a few years younger, is alone but has a dog with her. She's disabled and uses a wheelchair most of the time, but is able to walk a short distance. She comes from Falmouth (way down in Cornwall) and drives a fair distance before stopping to camp in various places along the way. She has a car identical to ours which is packed to the gunnels with all her camping equipment, wheelchair, dog etc. She sets up her tent - yes a tent, in this weather! - entirely by herself, she's clearly well practised at it. So she's a lady on her own, getting on in years, disabled, with a dog to look after and walk, who loves camping seemingly whatever the weather - it's been blimmin cold and rainy and very windy here, interspersed with brief periods (and I mean just minutes) of fairly warm sunshine, but still with a very cold breeze. I don't know whether to admire her for her total resilience and spirit, or be filled with horror at her choice of a tent - a tent!! - in a typical British spring that's throwing all kinds of weather at us. Admiration wins out, I think.
The weather is supposed to be better today, so we're off out this morning. We need to get some dog supplies, there's a pet store in an area we're not familiar with not far from here, which has an out of town shopping area with several stores that we don't have near home, so we're going for a look round. It means I get to look on my own (which is something that doesn't happen very often) as husband will stay in the car with Betty whilst I look, and then we'll swap over and I'll stay with Betty whilst he goes off for a look. We were thinking of going to the beach but, although it's forecast to be sunny, the wind (which has been present all week) is due to be even stronger today, and I don't much fancy being on a beach getting sand blasted. We might perhaps go for a walk round Cheddar Reservoir, depending on just how windy it is.
We're going home tomorrow afternoon, as we need to collect our prescriptions from the surgery and apparently my x ray results are in. Our lovely van neighbours are going home on Saturday, we'll meet up with them again later in the month I expect, they won't be here for Easter as they have a family birthday.