Warwick Racecourse CAMC site – a motorhome must go to site!

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Pitched against the racecourse railings.A little light watering outside my window.

As I am sure everyone knows, Warwick is a gem of a town and is in such easy walking distance from the CAMC site you could quite happily spend more than the three days I was here this week.

A very warm welcome from the wardens and typical immaculate site maintenance made it a very enjoyable stay.

Christopher Macgowan

@motorhomenews

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Gowerton CAMC site, Pont-y-Cob Road, Gowerton, Swansea SA4 3QP.

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The sun is shining. A warm welcome from the Caravan and Motorhome Club wardens. An immaculate site. What more could I ask for my weekend in Gowerton?

Christopher Macgowan

@motorhomenews

Second Lieutenant Arthur Conway Young

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Readers of this blog know I have an interest in WWI history and a huge admiration for the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Most of the inscriptions and epitaphs on the headstones have a religious overtone – perfectly reasonably when you consider the times – and wherever possible the closest relatives (invariably the parents due to the shockingly young age of so many of those killed) had a say in what went on the headstone.

And then, by contrast, at the weekend I came across the headstone of Second Lieutenant Arthur Conway Young who was killed 150 yards East of Brory Farm, Zonnebeke, near Ypres, Belgium.

One of the startling truths to emerge when you have an amateur’s interest like mine let alone an academic historian’s deep insight is that we seem to learn little from these epic tragedies. The words on this headstone capture that far more eloquently than I ever could.

Christopher Macgowan

@motorhomenews

Ploegsteert – not an entirely typical visit.

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Our visit to the Ploegsteert Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery was as ever solemn, thought provoking and memorable. The unexpected arrival of 250 bikers from a Harley Davidson Association added a degree of entirely respectful drama to the day.

Christopher Macgowan

@motorhomenews

The Leisure Seeker

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Think Spring is giving way to Summer this weekend. Either way, I decided the climatic conditions were not right for me to run the London Marathon.

Am also preparing for a couple of trips at the moment so have been at home. One evening Faye and I decided to pop out to the cinema and see “The Leisure Seeker” starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland.

An ageing couple decide to jump into their very old and much loved Winnebago and travel down the Florida Quays and get to Ernest Hemingway’s house.

We loved it but it is not a film for the faint hearted and it is far from an easy watching light entertainment night out.

YouTube Link is HERE.

Christopher Macgowan

@motorhomenews

A bit of Spring Touring.

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Very nice to be out and about in the motorhome.

Stayed at two CAMC sites – the Centenary Site in the New Forest and the Littlehampton Site and took in King Henry VIII’s castle on the seafront in Portsmouth and visited two Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries also in Portsmouth.

Good to be out on the road.

Christopher Macgowan

@motorhomenews