Still muggy today, but not nearly as bad as yesterday, there have been a few showers and no sign of sun or blue sky today. By lunchtime I was beginning to feel a bit cooped up and in need of some fresh air away from the park....much as I love it, I don't really want to be here inside the caravan 24/7, whereas husband would quite happily doze in front of the TV all day every day, unless it's hot and sunny, when he'd be flat out dozing in the garden recliner chair! I know a lot of his sleepiness is to do with some of his heart meds, but he'd sleep his life away if I let him.
So I suggested going out for a drive, which he did grumble about a bit but agreed to. We went first to a garden centre near Cheddar, at this time of year they have a big plant sale on, lots of plants at greatly reduced prices. I got 6 plants for the (home) back garden beds, at full price they would have cost £65, in the sale I paid just £18 for all 6. Two are tall flowering shrubs - a choisya (we have one already in the front garden, albeit a different variety) and one I've never heard of, Pavonia Praemorsa, an evergreen which has yellow hibiscus-type flowers. There are two small to medium size grasses, and a couple of Ajugas - edging plants which have purplish foliage and blue flowers. So that's a good start for the new flower beds.
We then went for a drive, basically doing a big circle, driving through some pretty villages and countryside. Betty was sitting up in the back, taking in all the scenery too. It was a nice couple of hours.
We're having a day out tomorrow, a beach day probably as the weather is forecast to be good. Probably at Portishead, we've been there before, sea and promenade one side of the road, boating lake the other, wooded areas to walk the dog, open air pool (not that we'll be using it). And it's free parking, which is a bit of a rarity for beach areas round here, being a tourist area.
More van owners have arrived today, so the park is quite busy now - well, half full. Getting ready for bank holiday weekend, no doubt.