Banham Zoo Exhibition and When Not to Caravan!

Posted by Tina on April 01, 2018  /   Posted in Uncategorized

Over Easter I am exhibiting with the Natural World Art Society Exhibition and David (hubby) and I decided to spend a few days away in our caravan, staying on a beautiful CL (Certified Location – for members of the Caravan Club of which we have been members since 1980) just outside Diss. When we arrived on site on Good Friday the sky was so overcast it felt like 7.00pm rather than 1.00pm and a few minutes after our arrival the heavens opened. We managed to get settled in very quickly, central heating on and very cozy. It did not stop raining all afternoon and late into the night. It suddenly stopped around 2.00am which woke me up; it started again around 7.30am – and just kept raining. There were three other members on the site, all of whom had packed up and gone (with the help of the owner’s tractor) by mid-day Saturday. David and I decided to stick it out for a while, but as it was up to our knees in mud and wet we also decided to leave the site on Sunday – the only dry bit of the holiday so far. The forecast for Monday was terrible, so that just about finished us off. We nipped to Banham Zoo quickly Sunday morning to view the exhibition and say hello to the stewards and then returned to the site and asked the owner to kindly tow us off the field with his tractor as our Discovery was not man enough for the job – first time ever!!!!

Below are a few pictures of the lovely exhibition gallery at Banham Zoo. The Natural World Art Society now has a dedicated gallery just outside the zoo entrance so that those who would rather just see the art exhibition can do so without paying to enter the zoo itself. If you are out that way tomorrow (Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd April) do please pop in and have a browse. There is some lovely artwork on show as well as prints and cards for sale.

The Gallery – outside view. Entrance to Zoo just out of picture to the right


And here are a few pictures of our caravan being towed off-site by the owner’s tractor:

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