The weekend after shifting sites, we had a couple of nights away - for a change of scene! We left the tent set-up and took the van with us.
Nick had been on night-shift, so we travelled on Saturday afternoon to a caravan park not all that far from our usual one.
We stayed two nights and then came home on Monday morning. I drove back first, delivering Vaughan to school just before 9:00am. When I arrived back at the tent, I was impressed to see how well it had fared during the strong winds of the weekend. (A large tree had broken off just beside Elmer Fudd at our temporary site and the weather had been similarly wild in the larger region).
Nick and Erin returned around mid-morning. As they drove in, it was obvious the back of the van wasn't right. The cladding had pulled away along the bottom edge.
Once the van was parked beside the tent, Nick inspected the rear-end damage and starting thinking about it's repair. There was a definite gap between the exterior panel and the floor. Fortunately it didn't seem that anything had fallen out during the 30km drive. Lucky!