Budle Farm, Northumberland – June 2018

What a stunning view when you turn into this site. Not many sites can beat that!


For those that have not been before, the field is a bit undulating and it’s a case of find your spot and park up, if possible without upsetting the locals…which Ian Shortlegs made his entrance by putting his motorhome in an inconvenient position.  Billy (a on a seasonal pitch) made his feelings known, however by the end of the rally all was forgiven, the motorhome was moved and new friends were made, with Billy even handing out freshly caught mackerel!

With the ‘gang’ all setup the rally got underway with an evening in the Rally Arms of laughter with the exception of Penny Google and Geoff who had an early night….

As usual we all did our own thing some went to Bamburgh, famous for its castle, to look around, have a morning snack, or find a pub, or walk down to the beach, a drive to Seahouses and the dunes, a visit across the  bay to another glorious beach.  Overall the weather was good to us, a little chilly some mornings and evenings but no rain.

In the evenings we met in the Rally Arms catching up with each other and swapping stories.  Also waiting for the glorious sunsets which Penny Google had to find out why they didn’t actually set in west.  As it turns out its all due to the summer Solstice and for those of you who want to know this is what a search on the internet said “Each day the rising and setting points change slightly. At the summer solstice, the Sun rises as far to the northeast as it ever does, and sets as far to the northwest. Every day after that, the Sun rises a tiny bit further south. At the fall equinox, the Sun rises due east and sets due west.

Sooty and Sweep proved once again to be excellent guard dogs whilst we were all enjoying ourselves in the Rally Arms, ensuring the ‘locals’ didn’t venture too close.  In the meantime Charlie was too nosy sticking his head outside the Rally walls seeing what goes on and Sue just wanted to go to bed!


The girls organised a ‘girls only’ walk to the sea with lots of laughter and but I’m not at liberty to divulge details, needless to say some eye popping details came to light!  Upon our return it turned out Terry and Ian Longlegs went for a bike ride (to find a watering hole for their needy steeds no doubt) leaving Heather, Sooty and Sweep homeless as he’d taken the keys and locked them out!

Hi-Yo Silver (John) was left with 2 white eyes from sunning himself, only to be caught short outside the Rally Arms fiddling with his trousers before the raffle.  The raffle as usual went down well with Ian Longlegs hoping for a screw…with his new screwdriver.  Ann was highly delighted with her winnings so most of those should not be seen again.  Geoff won a pencil case but someone decided it was a willy warmer!  You’d have to have a whopper to fill that!

Linda and Ian Shortlegs, as usual, worked like trojans all week and were looking forward to a well earned rest travelling around the Orkney Islands.  They seem to have picked a good week with fine weather.

Many happy memories made once again for one and all.



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