A rocky night!!!

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  1. My Dog Likes Fishing

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    Wow what a rough night last night. Spent it in the van on a CL site overlooking the valley at Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. Thought I'd traded the van in for a narrow boat it was that bad.

    Anybody else get that freak hail storm followed by lightning that lit up the sky like something out of a horror movie.

    Glad I put that bit of extra glue on when I fitted my Maxview crank up dish in the summer. It was certainly tested last night.
     
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    Now you see why we drove all the way to Portugal instead of wintering in Todmorden
     
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    No hale or thunder and lighting but crazy windy. Slept well though, on the drive of Colin's mothers in Norfolk!
     
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    Blew a gale up on top of the Peak District just above Dovedale. Drove over the top to Blackwell near Buxton this morning and had to fight to keep van in a straight line.:thumb:
     
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    Back in the 80s when I worked in Halifax I once almost bought a house down the valley near Todmorden. I'd visited the house next door on a glorious sunny day and seeing the property for sale, had a look round. I even took the family back for another look......

    Fortunately that second visit was on a dull, wet day - much more typical of the local weather - and that was the end of that! the name of the place should also have given me a clue: East View.
     
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    no problem for us....the corner steadies must have done a good job as the house never moved an inch :Laughing:
     
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    Been there twice now. First time it snowed and the site water froze up. Last night though the wind blew that bad I had to have another bottle of wine to get to sleep.

    The picture of Portugal looks like heaven. A bit far to commute for work tomorrow though.
     
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    We lived in Todmorden, up near the Pike that you may be able to see, for over 30 years.

    We long since discovered that you have to grow an extra layer of skin to survive comfortably up there.
     
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    You be careful!!!

    Didn't you know those gassing gangs prey on those motorhomes where the occupants have had 'one extra bottle'!:Eeek:
     
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    We had a major downpour wi hailstones n thunder overnight at the Longrdige meet but we were in a fairly sheltered spot so not too windy.

    I'm not far from Hebden Bridge, used to drive through every day on my way to work from Bacup over to Copley :thumb: is it a suitable site for RV's by any chance or not? Cheers
     
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