So it is. There's still the possibility of the Belgian / Dutch camping trip though, and I think Mrs. Wow would thoroughly enjoy that, even though she will say in advance that she doesn't want to go.
My wife claims not to like camping so I've spent enormous sums of money to make it as luxurious as possible: Hilleberg Nallo 3 GT (lots of space) Exped Downmat (her curvaceous form does not like to sleep on hard ground), down sleeping bag etc. She still comes with me occasionally, but would always prefer a B & B.
AndrewC, currently battling with a cold in the Hebrides, took a trip to Belgium last September, had a great time, and commented, when I had speculated about a trip there, that he thought at the time that it would be very suitable for Jan and me. The summer is rapidly filling up with commitments: we are off to Gower on 28th July, my sis-in-law, who is splendid and lovely, is organising a family "do" on 18th Aug and so we will need to go after that if we go at all. Much as I have to agree with everyone else about the excellence of last year's Tan hill ride, it looks to be at a time when I may just be enjoying the last camping trip of the summer. So I'm very doubtful.
We can get to Belgium or Holland fairly quickly and cheaply, either by getting a Harwich ferry (we could cycle to that, although the train takes 90 minutes or so) or train to Dover or somewhere and then cycle form Calais, or wherever it lands. I won't start teaching until about the third week in September so that gives us plenty of time for the tour, but 31st Aug sits right in the middle of the period in which I want to be there.