A Trip to the South West – Part 2

The following morning after seeing the boys I popped round to Exeter CVS to see the folks I used to work with. Great to see John, Liz, Von, Jo, Sue, Em and all the gang. Too early for Gabi, sorry I missed her. It seemed to be really buzzy, loads going on, really good to see.

Paul was keen to get up to Bristol before the snow arrived. He had meetings and the dentist and I had a reunion with other members from the SW Action Learning Set (see the new page I have set up http://danieloakley.org.uk/?page_id=809 )

The following day we woke to 6 inches of snow in Bristol. Should we stay or should we go? We went.
Paul drove. The roads getting out of Bristol were a bit dicey, but almost clear of traffic. The M5 was down to 2 lanes but OK. The worst bit was turning into my sister’s road, when we called to collect Charlie.

A quik cuppa and sarnie and it was off to banbury on the M42 and M40. The worst bit of the journey was the approach to Banbury in Oxfordshire. There was a huge amount of snow and we pulled thankfully into the car park at Wickes, near the boat. We went round into the arm to see a delightful winter scene. Jim had kept the fire on the boat going for us so it was It was good to be back.

Snow on Atalanta

Snow on Atalanta

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