Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Easter Trip Away

Hi folks,

So all the van was loaded and on Thursday Morning , a friend we were going with had a leak and her van was flooded so we had to make other arrangements to go with some other friends and go to Headcorn for the weekend. Now Headcorn is a lovely place set in the Kent countryside and not far from Tenterden a large town near the Kent Sussex border.
We duly arrived on site at about 4.30 pm and set up camp for our first night in our camper van and it was a bit chilly to say the least so undeterred on went the gas central heating and worked first time and kept us snug and warm.

This is Winnie, the van just after we arrived on site with the sun shinning.

After a good nights sleep, the first for many a year under the stars.  We awoke and had breakfast before setting off into Headcorn to check out the town, load up with provisions and chill out in the local coffee shop.  In the evening we were entertained by our friends Gloria and Tony who were next door in their caravan.  The outside temperature was dropping so to save on our gas supply we were able to borrow an electric heater from them.

 Saturday morning we were buzzed by small planes from the local airfield and went off to investigate.  Headcorn Aerodrome was just down the road and we had loads of planes flying over our heads the day before.

Three of the planes were sitting waiting for the all clear to taxi onto the runway.

Off they went and we noticed that they were practicing formation flying.

At midday the airfield was getting very busy and this Helicopter had to wait at the holding point as another plane came in to land.

Finally the sun made an appearance although it was bitterly cold taking the pictures.

There we are, just a few from the day, we noticed parachutists getting ready for a tandem jumps for charity, have a look tomorrow to see how they got on.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Best regards, Mike


  1. Great post Mike... looks like super weather can't tell it was flippin cold!! Fabulous shots of the Aircraft... cannot wait to see the rest.
    E xx

  2. Well done Mike, great pictures. the last one is the best.

  3. Lovely to have you back,great photos of the formation flight, and the helicopter waiting to take off,The photos don't show how cold it was, it looks like spring.
    Glad you had a lovely time.

  4. Super shots Mike....fascinating stuff !
    You were both very brave to suffer the cold, lets hope it soon gets warmer 1
    Chris and Dave R