Mr Uphilldowndale and I took our first trip out in our recently purchased camper van yesterday. It’s all very exciting.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. However Spud the dog was a little disappointed in the lack of sofas, or at least sofas he was allowed to lie on.
First though we spent the morning trying to figure out what and where we wanted ‘stuff’ in the van. Had we got everything we needed? My friend Mrs Ogg would rightly say it is a lot of faff. However in the end we threw stuff in and set off. This plan worked at treat. Historically we do tend to over engineer things. We didn’t travel far, just down into the soft landscape of the White Peak and camping at the fabulously named Foufinside Farm at Parwich which was just the ticket.
It had been a glorious day, and I suppose I was a wee bit sad to have missed the best of the day with our faffing, we stopped by at Magpie Mine, near the village of Sheldon, an ancient lead mine that was last worked in the 1950’s. I’d stumbled upon it before a long time ago, in fact it was a very early post on this blog. But in the way proper adventures, you never know what you might find, and the late afternoon light turned out to be rather fab and flared through an old window, just for me.
Spookily, I first posted about this somewhat eerie place on the 11th Feb 2008 …