We all had a great weekend in the peak district.
It was not without some hiccups. First Jo and Gerry were late because they had a fuel leak on the Tamora, Then Kevin couldnt restart his car after filling up at Birchanger services, then Phil had a puncture on the M11 which shred his tyre, Jodie still has half the tyre as a momento. Also on the way home we stopped at Cambridge services and Gerry pulled up behind me with his Gear lever in his hand, it had come adrift miles back and he had stayed in 5th gear until the services. I have since heard he managed to temp fix it and made his way home. Other than that we all had a great time. The weather was Hot and sunny for 4 days, it only rained on the way home.
On Friday we visited the Standedge Tunnel. Its the longest Canal tunnel in the uk (5029m) and allowed barges to go under the Penines. it was opened in 1811 and 2 men would lay on their backs and walked along the tunnels on barges loaded with 40 tons of produce.
we went on an electric barge which went into the tunnel and travelled for about 30mins with a guide explaining the construction and use.
On Saturday we met up with over 100 Tvrs and drove around the Peak District National Park which was amazing, the views couldn't be more breathtaking. and with the added fun of following over a 100 Tvrs with the v8 music that goes with it.
Sunday we decided to visit Holmfirth which was only 12 miles away, this is the town where they made Last of the summer wine. we stood outside Sid's cafe and stood on the steps of Nora Batty's house.
Monday was the first Rain we had and drove back through mist and rain till we got to Sheffield then it brightened up.
Thanks to all for a great weekend with the great banter and laughs...
You can see some photos on the Events Gallery.