Adventure 12: Vanfest ’08

Monday, September 15, 2008

Friday 12 – Sunday 14 Sept 2008

You can read about the last time we went to Vanfest in 2001 also on this site. It was quite a different experience this time. The main difference this year was the rain and the mud.

Having arrived so late after work last time we decided to book Friday off work to give ourselves plenty of time to get there and relax. Unfortunately as we got closer to Great Malvern the skies got darker and the rain began. The showground was almost full and it was a challenge to find a spot to camp. After a few minutes stuck in a queue due to a van already stuck in the mud, Mark took the initiative and reversed in to a gap without being directed there. The rain got heavier and heavier and the mud turned to a lake. We went to bed hoping that Saturday would be better.

In the morning the rain had stopped but the mud under foot was worse than ever. We did well keeping the van tidy but it was a hassle not being able to spread our things outdoors.

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  1. […] This past weekend we took Friday off work and headed cross-country to Great Malvern in Worcestershire, for Vanfest 2008. You might recall our previous trip and that was a fairly different experience. The main difference this time was the mud! It took the shine off the trip for us. After Mark spent an hour polishing the van he wasn’t happy to see the heavens open up on us as we were en route. The showground was a mess when we arrived and got worse over the weekend. You can read about the full horror over on our trip report. […]