We arrived at rally field to a warm welcome from the marshals.The new way in and one way system worked very well.Once finding our usual spot we set up and awaited rest of family.
There was a first flag of the ten days rally in the evening where we met up with friends ,had a chat, and enjoyed a brew.
The first weekend was a busy weekend looking around the village.having BBqs in evening.The two grandsons and Grandad even did a walk to top of Helm Crag!Sunday there was flag in evening for competion results,Prizes and to say goodbye to those having to leave.
During the rest of the week there were a lot of walks done in the fine weather by various members of our family .This included Alcock Tarn,Helvellyn,Scafell Pike, Aira force ,Lower slopes of Silver Howe ,Allan Bank NT to name a few...all intespersed with visits to cafes in village! We even managed a trip to Keswick!
Flag 3 was on the second Friday to welcome new weekend arrivals and to say goodbye to the marshals from Cheshire,Pete,Liz,Andy,and Sally who had helped during the week when the Cumbrian Marshals with kids had to go home as school had restarted.
On Easter Saturday everyone was welcome to join Jackie and Mel in the pavilion to work on their crafts.
Easter Sunday was the Easter egg hunt plus Bacon butties,tea and coffee.The hunt was around the rally field and once completed the kids got a large easter egg.There was a charge for the Butties and drinks to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust that Bev and Kevin are involved with and running Great North Run later in year.
Closing flag was Monday morning for prizegiving and to thank everyone involved.
There was Ten days of lovely weather including quite warm weather over easter weekend bring out shorts .sunhats etc.The Pray mat had certainly worked!
All of this was only possible by the hard work of the team of Rally Marshals who freely gave their own holiday to ensure we enjoyed ours!
Our thanks therefore go to Bev,Kevin,Oliver,Alan,Jackie,Mel and Jasmine,Pete,Liz,Andy, and Sally!
Here's to next year!
Carol and Ronnie (Northumberland Centre)