Despite the gloomy weather forecast, we still had 37 members and a couple of guests attend the February camping weekend, on the outskirts of Yeovil. The Red House is a large country pub, with camping on-site and a bike riding landlord.
Even though there was a 70th Birthday Party being held on the Friday and a 21st on the Saturday, and lots of locals dining on both nights, we rubbed along very nicely together.
Alec and Marion, fresh from their trip to Canada, arranged via the landlord to hand out a playing card to each member, which could be exchanged (with the password) for a free drink to help them celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary. This was very much appreciated and only Dick and Tracey arrived home complete with unused playing cards!
A few of us took the train over the border into Dorset to catch up with Eric, some visited the Fleet Air Arm Museum and others explored Yeovil itself. The high winds and rain on both nights did not cause too much damage for us, as the campsite was on high ground and fairly well protected by a line of trees and high fences. Only a broken zip on a new tent to report.
The Red House staff were very friendly and efficient, and they would be happy to have us back again. The camping fees were donated to the local Air Ambulance charity and totalled £200.
Well done to Kim for finding the venue.