We had an epic storm one weekend in August at the caravan. It coincided with spring tides and a particularly low pressure so the tide was really high and unusually, there were pretty decent waves visible from the van on the Sandy Beach.
Little Trekkers Ambassadors
We must have the best customers in the World. They have been telling us for years about all the great things they get out and do with their families and we thought it was about time the World knew about it. This is not a ‘Places to go with the kids’ resource in a traditional sense. There’s lots of good websites out there already that can tell you the opening times and entry costs into the many hundreds of attractions that there are across the country.
This is about real experiences, in real places, by real families who get out there in this magnificent country of ours and do stuff. Great stuff! Stuff that you will look back on and remember for the rest of your life. Places that you may never have thought to go, things that you may never have thought to do. Told by those who have been there and done it, and want to pass it on to inspire other families to do the same. These are our Little Trekkers Ambassadors. They lead the way ….
Well, it is New Zealand after all!
Having ticked off canoe camping last summer, our goal for this year was cycle camping.
As the end of our wet abandoned week’s camping loomed and the constant rain started to get us down more than a bit, the weather forecast promised a little reprieve if we were prepared to travel north to the Moray Firth coast.
Always watching the weather we happened to spot a potential light wind, dry weekend the other week, perfect for an autumn canoe camping trip.
After our brilliant visit to Elgin Cathedral in the Easter holidays, we headed over to Lossiemouth to set up camp for the rest of our whistle-stop 24hour visit.
Remember our unexpected, unplanned Fossil hunting afternoon? And that we ended up doing that as we had run out of time to visit Monkey World?
What do you do when you find yourself with a sudden free weekend before the new school term starts? Climb a mountain of course!
The saga of the abandoned camping trip is almost over: remember I told you that at the time, the lovely people at Waren Mills campsite phoned us after we returned home and, although they couldn’t return our camping payment, were happy to transfer it to another booking?
After our sleeper trip to London a few years ago we really weren’t intending to do it again so soon.
You could be forgiven for thinking the Olympics was the big sporting event this summer. Like most people, Rio was a bit too far for us to travel to, but all was not lost – we had the Skiffie Worlds taking place on Strangford Lough and they were fab!
So there we were, back home instead of camping, with a shiny new Historic Scotland family membership and most of the country experiencing continual rain.