Bit of a quick post as we are wild camping and have to conserve our battery power.
For once we were glad of minus temperatures first thing this morning, it meant we could walk toward the showers and toilet block without our shoes sinking into the mud. But although this was beneficial for that situation we soon discovered a big problem with the Beast on arrival at Poole Cavern. It was the snow and ice which caused no end of problems. Our sat nav took us along one of the high peak roads, bit hairy in places but managed to negotiate the uphill and downhill without too much of a problem.
As we pulled into Poole Cavern car park we started sliding, not something to take lightly in this weighty monster. Ian managed to get into a parking bay but at an angle and there 'The Beast' stayed refusing to go forward or back but spinning the front wheels and causing a horrible smell of burning rubber. We debated what to do and said 'what the heck' we may as well go look at the cave anyway. Then our luck changed in the form of a gritting lorry at the carpark entrance. Ian did no more than hail it and ask if they could shovel some grit under the front tyres. Well fully expecting them to refuse they were only too willing to help us out. Hats off to the Buxton Council as by the time we got back from the cave tour the grit had done its job and we could get on our way to our next destination
|Where we parked we stayed!|
|Snow and ice in the car park which caused us to slide.|
|Shovelled grit from the council workers.|
And the caves
and TREAK CLIFF CAVE
|Lights out and candles lit|
|We're a long way up|
|On our way down and 'I can see the Beast from here'|
|My Valentines pressie|