We have been many places with our Guinea Pigs over the years, some of them our current crew have never been too but one constant is always there, Weymouth. We first came to Blagdon Fruit Farm in 2007 with our children and it was one of those idyllic summers, sunny days, and time on the beach, mackerel fishing with lines the sort one reads of in Agatha Christies or Enid Blyton novels. It would also be the last holiday we had with our son Michael. We made the decision that we would return the following year and despite being one short Sheila and Hugh made us so welcome over time they have become good friends. In 2009 we arrived with our first piggies Sunshine and Flower and we have returned each year ever since.
This year would see the first appearance of Nova at Weymouth. Over the last few months she had been introduced into the caravan lifestyle with stays at Bude in Cornwall and Paignton in Devon. The journey was no problem staying overnight at Acacia Farm then the following day to Weymouth.
Arrival went well and we soon had the run set up. Nova smelt the surroundings with some trepidation (they have half a dozen Dorset sheep and stables) but the others soon got on with the important stuff, munching grass. They had been here before and knew how good the grass was.
It wasn’t long before Nova had joined in.
During the fortnight the weather was mixed a couple of times we had a few minutes of dampness while the piggies were out resulting in them taking shelter.
We found the clover was particularly good this year and Astro was keen to show how good a lawnmower he was despite only having one bottom incisor.
They ended up having plenty of tunnels and shelters this year as the local Buzzards were very visible this August although keeping to a great height. We did however have loads of swallows which swooped and zipped past the run after the insects.
Over all Nova seemed to cope extremely well with her first trip to Weymouth and is no doubt looking forward to her next holiday.