Sunday, 1 September 2013

Camping '13

We had been a bit concerned about how the weather was going to be for our camping trip this year.  The Saturday before we went saw a massive rain storm, and we were fearing the worst, especially given the lightning strike that hit the farmhouse last year...

We arrived to clear blue skies, which set the scene for our whole stay, in the end.  A bit of cloud or haze in the morning, clearing by mid morning.


The village as soon set up...


Custard is an old hand at camping now and takes it all in his stride....


Frou Frou also seemed to remember her 2 previous trips and knew what was coming...


This was Bryn's first camping trip and we did not know how she would react...


She had a splendid time, leading the way on walks, having fun finding chickens and rabbits in the hedges.  She also enjoyed visits to the butchers and being fed from the barbecue.

There was plenty to see.


This wasp was determined to share breakfast one day, stealing a piece of egg white...

video

The farm goats were on best behavior this year and did not escape and rampage through the camp site once!


That was left to the chickens....


Walks took us past lots of other farms with their livestock.  Always nice to see.



The sunsets were rather splendid, but I managed to miss most of them...


One thing we love about this area is that the public footpaths are all well marked and accessible, even when they go right through a wheat field...


Or the woods...


You can tell you are really in the country when the roads get this narrow...



I often got left behind on walks, trying to get that special photo...



A great time had by all!  Now life returns to normal, next stop Christmas for us Brits!  Hope you all had a good summer, we certainly did!



8 comments:

ShadowRun300 said...

That looks like it was SO much fun! I imagine you're all well rested and ready to return to work and school. You're making me long for my own vacation.

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh wow! How beautiful! I'm glad you had such nice weather too!

Abby said...

Looks like a great time getting back to nature. It's fun to see your camp scenery in comparison with ours. I've never camped with chickens before!

agg79 said...

Wow. What a great camping trip! Love the campsite headquarters. Does everyone (including the dogs) get their own tent?

The trails, fields, farm life looks to be the best part of the whole adventure.

Rock Chef said...

ShadowRun300 - Yes, very rested but not sure I am ready for work yet ;-)

Meleah Rebeccah - Thanks - everything really worked out well for us.

Abby - Yes, chickens are fun to have around. Not sure I would want to camp in the US - far too many critters to contend with...

Agg79 - The kids share a tent that has 3 bedrooms, while the dogs are in with me and Mrs RC in the main tent. Works great. We just love the whole change of pace - no PCs, not much of a phone signal, even!

Riot Kitty said...

Nice! Where I am, that is a butterfly, rather than a wasp...

terri said...

Sounds like a GREAT time! Amazing video of the bee stealing some eggs! Your photos are all beautiful, but that last one is really breathtaking.

Rock Chef said...

Riot Kitty - that line refers to the video below rather than the photo above...

Terri - Glad you enjoyed it! Breathtaking? Really? Thanks!