2012 Chepstow Awayday
The 2012 Chepstow Awayday was held on Saturday 30 June 2012, although very little time was actually spent in Chepstow!
The day was originally meant to have started with a roadtrip, before the usual pub gathering commenced. However, pretty much nobody realised that the pub only opened for a couple of hours over lunchtime, before closing until 6.30pm.
Netherless, we set off from the Old Ferry Inn to Severn View services, with Jeni singing through the hand-held radio, where the opportunity was taken to walk on the Severn Bridge. Following this, Jeni took us over to the old ferry terminal at Aust, where she decided to go exploring.
Following on from that, the two-car convoy headed on to Bristol where we took in Almondsbury Interchange, the M32, Bristol's very congested inner ring road and the Clifton Suspension Bridge, before visiting the Avonmouth terminus of the A4.
By this time, tummies began to rumble and it was decided it was time for lunch. Would we head back to the Old Ferry Inn or head somewhere else? In the end, we decided to head into Wales via the M49 and the Second Severn Crossing. A pit stop was made at Tesco (of all places) to fuel up, filling up the Sabristi and one of the cars.
The afternoon was dedicated to exploring South Wales. Although the cars inadvertently split, the routes were generally similar, taking in parts of the M4, the Valleys and the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road.
The cars met back up at the Old Ferry Inn just in time for evening opening.