International rally 2017

This was my seventh visit to the Austin A30 - A35 Owners club's (inter)national rally. The rally was held in Hibaldstow, North Lincolnshire. Which is a lovely little village near Scunthorpe. As we have done numerous times before we took the ferry from the Hoek of Holland to Harwich. We where joined on the ferry by a few Dutch Classic Mini owners with whom we had s small chat.

On Monday it was time to make our way to the ferry. However the boat did not leave until 10:00 PM so we had some time to spend. We decided to visit the Carrington steam festival. We had visited the site two years ago and it was well received in the group. This time around was no different and everybody enjoyed the vehicles on display. They have classic cars, tractors, steam engines and market stalls. Theo especially liked the two steam engines that dragged a plough across the field with two giant drums underneath their boiler that winched a long cable. Chris marvelled at all the tractors and the rest of us also found interesting stuff to see.