I’ve moved

I started later in the afternoon than I’d have liked but I did succeed yesterday in making the move back up from the bottom to the top of my land. There are still one or two things left down there to be moved up later or disposed of but they can wait for a day or two as I didn’t finish until after dark and the move took quite a lot of effort. However, I was pleased that I shifted the caravan and its contents with no disasters, moved everything under cover that I needed to and and got the interior of the caravan back into some sort of order after having removed quite a bit of heavy stuff for the move and moved other items around inside so they couldn’t be damaged.

Here are some shots taken this morning. The caravan is a bit closer to the road than I would have liked but I’m happy with how it’s turned out as at least it’s very level and stable with very little step up into the doorway.

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Its positioning vis a vis the trees has worked out pretty well as it’s not too close to them and I’ve got a fair sized clear area between the caravan and the trees where I can keep things out of view from the road.

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It’s closer to the water tap than I anticipated but one positive outcome of that is that I was able to extend the paved area that I placed around the tap to give me a flagstone right outside the caravan’s door. Much better than stepping out onto grass or mud plus it’s the height of luxury now having running water in the caravan, even if it is just cold for the time being!

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Here’s one final shot from the road end showing the clear space behind the caravan that I mentioned above. I’m not sure that I’ll be able to get even my small trailer up there but I’ll have to wait and see. I hope that I will.

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A huge up-side of the move is that I’m now back with a super, south-facing view from my caravan door.

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However, there is one down-side. I had a small problem with acorns falling onto its roof when the caravan was down at the bottom, but now it’s far, far worse. Up-top they are falling like rain and sometimes it’s like a fusillade when several fall simultaneously and all pound on the roof together. In fact, some are so loud that they almost sound like rocks hitting the roof and not only do I fear for the caravan’s plastic roof vents but I also hope that its roof is not being dented by them. Wim tells me that this year is a year of abundance for acorns, which go in a two-year cycle, so next year there will probably be very few of them. All I hope is that this will only last for a week or so more because getting to sleep is difficult when just as you’re dropping off there’s a sound like a couple of gun shots when two of the ruddy things hit the roof!

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