We set off from home in light drizzle which turned to proper rain as we headed up the A167. I switched on the wipers and nothing happened!!!. Thankfully, Pam was able to operate them manually every now & then to keep the view reasonably clear. She was pleased when the rain stopped as her fingers were getting tired.
Arriving early at Beamish gave us plenty of time to sign on and do the usual run up the hill to the toilets before getting away before our allotted time.
We arrived at Bainbridge without trouble and picked up our quiz sheet and departure number. The departure number was a new system to try to alleviate the mad scramble on departure and it worked. Very little queuing and no motorcycles pushing up to the front. Brilliant!!
After a liesurely lunch and a wander around looking at the cars and chatting to some interesting people, it was time to set off again. This is where the fun started. The exit point was at the high end of the green and had a steepish curb down to the road. We got the front wheels over the hump and came to a dead halt with the bottom of the TA firmly against the grass. Much pushing and shoving later with Pam out of the car we finally made it onto the road without damage. There was a guy there with a video camera who I think was making the official video of the run. I'll have to buy a copy to see if we're on it.
We made it back to the Beamish Museum just after half past four and signed off. I didn't win any raffle prizes, drat! After drinking the last of the flasks it was time to head for home after a very enjoyable day.