May Bank holiday is when the Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway host their annual steam gala. This year's featured guests included Didcot's King KE11, 70013 Oliver Cromwell, 5197 USA & 6430. The family weekend break happened to coincide with camping in the Cotswolds at a fruit farm very near to the railway. Weather forecast was dire all weekend before we set off.
However, once we got down there the family and I spend some time exploring the area on the Saturday, visiting Winchcombe and a National Trust property. It was only late evening after setting up at the campsite, I was able to get the last working of the day, which was in lovely evening sunlight.
Waking up the following morning after the storms, we made our plans for the day to visit a local farm owned by a TV presenter. More Thunder and Lightning was forecast, so my planned day at the railway was put on hold. I did manage to get the first northbound passing Hayles Abbey in reasonable light. On our return to the campsite in the evening, the light had become more favourable to get the camera out. So a quick visit saw the Cheltenham Spa head past.
Monday itself was probably the worst day weather wise, but I tried my luck and got a couple of ok images before we set off home.