Just before Christmas last year I managed to wangle redundancy, don’t feel sorry for me though as I was on a good contract, so it worked out well. . No plans to get another job ..... in effect retired. I managed to keep myself busy during the winter walking dog, doing odd jobs round the house and generally farting about. I said that when the weather got better I would go for a little trip in the van.... just me and the dog. Well that day has come today. Left home in Ashby de la Zouch this afternoon and arrived on my first stop at a council owned campsite called Hartsholme Country Park on the outskirts of Lincoln. As you will see from the pics it is superb, very quiet and picturesque. Walked round the nature reserve covering 3 miles. Set up camp now and will crack open a lovely bottle of Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold Malt whisky in a bit. Tomorrow we set off for Easington in S. York’s, just over the Humber Bridge. Then the plan is to spend a week working my way up the East Coast. Lots of walks and Sowerby Hall Parkrun on Saturday. I’ll post everyday so that at least I have a record of my trip.