Well I grew up knowing these thistles as Scotch Thistle but now I know the only thing called Scotch is Whisky! It is certainly a Scottish Thistle as I found it in the wild areas round our site!
The mate arrived at 10:00 and soon we had the caravan hitched up and we were on our way. The weather wasn't brilliant but we didn't mind. After a stop for lunch in our favourite lay-by we soon arrived at our CL (Caravan Club Certified location). A wonderful site, quiet, terraced giving each van plenty of their "own space", lovely clean toilet/shower block. The highlight for me was that each pitch had its own bird feeders and food was available at cost.
In among the showers I had a wander round the site and settled on this thistle, it was too misty for views.