england is a beautiful place with many varied locations .come the summer i am happy to the many who take off at the weekends to erect my peice of canvas ,get close to nature and enjoy the freedom offered by camping.on the other hand we will also escape to bunns leisure ,selsey bill,just for a weekend of typically hi de tat,it is fantastic and cheap, lets us get away from the day to day grind and a weekend away from home really has all the benefits of a holiday..
hello to all the new camping friends i am about to meet.
only go out 3/4 weekends a year now but use to camp from end feb to end of oct twice a month a glutton for punishment some might say but no always tied the wekend to a fishing trip..
never really fancied a caravan,have spent a couple of weekends in them ,not quite the same but i can fully understand why people love them.
i think it has something to do with the fact it is easy to have a tv and people tend to sit inside them during the evenings,where as when we are under canvas we all sit outside the tent chatting away and always cook in the open when its not raining, it just seems more outdoors...
very qyuickly i found out why i had the middle of the field to myself,
and it does pay to wander around the site first to see where the peace loving campers are based.
Last summer was my first time camping.My fiance had done it loads of times and talked me into it,as i wasnt too kean with all they creepy crawlies..im bad enough in the house never mind on the ground lol.
Anyway,we bought our tent from a shop on ebay..3 bedrooms and large living area. To try it out we just took the dogs away for a few nights to Loch Awe up in Scotland,it was lovely.The first day i had good fun,nice warm day then the barbi and fire going at night,wasnt too happy when it got dark was glad i had my 2 big labs with me lol.
Next day it poured the whole time and i was so miserable and cold i had to sleep in the car that night! Talk about roughing it,next time there will need to be a heatwave before i go
The kids couldnt wait to go away,so i booked a week in a holiday park not too far away. For £14 a night we had electric hook up and a lovely park with things for the kids to do and most importantly the weather was great the whole week,i wasnt cold once at night. What a cheap holiday,i normally go to a caravan in one of the holiday parks which costs up to £500 for a week.
This year will be better as we have all the gear now just a few bits we need that we done without last time.So roll on easter and the good weather.
Oh and i wasnt bothered once about the creepies as the bedrooms are seperate and fully enclosed inside the actuall tent..great not even a midge gets in. We all loved it!
P.S. my brother bought his first caravan last year and went to spain with it,he has been camping abroad for years,if anyone wants any info on the camp sites hes been to just ask and i`ll find out for you.
when i started this post i said england was beautiful,i should of said britain,as scotland,wales,ireland and the offlying isles are just the same..
when the spring and summer are upon us and the sun is shinnig i love this land,
during autumn the colours from the tress are magnificent,and the frosty winter mornings are also truely a picture,but why so much grey and wet weather,it is the only downside.
, but that was as far a s i was concerned the end of it , PHEW i thought so a cuple of years latter i was stuck looking for a job and applied to a major caravan dealer in cheshire and bingo 3 years latter i was still there and loved it , just proved little did i know what i had learnt (putting awnings up and other bits ) would help me into my first leisure job and ultimately into travel i do now
so thankyou caravanning BUT NEVER AGAIN
We try to go camping in our tent as a family at least once a year!
We live in S.Wales so were only half an hour to the sea side.
Mother & Father in law have got a caravan near Tenby, and we sometimes go there for the odd day.
Although last year we ended up in Breane Sands for a week.
http://www.hru.co.uk/ Unity Farm, absolutley Fab!
The weather had been awful until the day we arrived only a bit windy!
We had fab weather and came back with a tan
I'd love to go camping in France but it's convincing my husband that's the problem
At least in the uk if the weather is that bad then you can go home quickly.
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