Sunday, 18 December 2011
Handily the Caravan Club has a location right on the banks of the River Avon. It's just a stone's throw - or more accurately, a pleasant ferry ride, walk or cycle to the city centre. And there's a lovely pub, the Cottage Inn, next door which sells proper beer and hearty fare. Its cosy interior was full when we arrived late yesterday lunchtime and had an atmosphere akin to one of Dicken's more cheerful scenes. Pre-Christmas Scrooge and Uriah Heap were nowhere to be seen among the Bristol City supporters waiting to go to a match. To the surprise of some, our Knaus van is snuggily too. Those German motorhomers trundle off for trips year round so demand a well insulated spec.
The Baltic Wharf site is popular and the booking system of the club's website shows that it's often chocker block months ahead. But for those who like to get away on the spur of the moment, the wardens have told me that there's often last minute cancellations.
So over the next few days I'll be sharing some holiday themed posts. They'll be sightseeing, fun and frolics and of course, a panto. Come back to see what we get up to in his lovely historic place!