One of the things I love about camping is the chance to really get away from it all. No TV, no computer and on the Outer Hebrides for the majority not even a phone signal. This does have it’s disadvantages though, as it also meant no weather forecast either.
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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.
Despite being fans of the real basic camping aka WILD camping, we are known to pitch tent on a campsite occasionally, or even stray to the other end of the camping extreme - GLAMPING!
We don’t usually go away on a ‘proper’ holiday over the summer - too crowded and too expensive - but this year we decided to try something different, and booked a week of ‘glamping’ in Italy.
Whilst the beaches on the Outer Hebrides were pretty amazing we were pretty determined to do something a little bit more exciting than spend our whole holiday on the beach.
Having ticked off canoe camping last summer, our goal for this year was cycle camping.
Day 1 of the school Easter Holidays couldn’t come quickly enough in our house – we’d decided at Christmas that we were going to break out the big tent (as opposed to the little 3-man tent we squeeze into for short trips) for the first time in 3 years and get away for a week wherever the weather seemed best.
My kids tend to hit on an idea and keep coming back to it for days until they move on to something else.
“Mummy, can we stay up and see the stars?” was a recurring question all summer. But in the long days of summer, by the time it’s really dark enough to stargaze, all good Little Trekkers should be tucked up in bed. And so my answer was always, “Yes, in the winter, we’ll stay up and see the stars.” Last week, with the nights fair drawing in, thoughts returned to stargazing.
The first thing the boys wanted to do as soon as school broke up for the summer was to camp out in the garden. If you haven’t done this, you really should give it a try. It’s dead easy and, while it might not sound that exciting to you, to the children it’s a real adventure.
Inspired by a post from another Ambassador earlier in the year we had made it our business to acquire a Morphibian for the LTs to enjoy on our summer holiday. These amazingly robust remote control toys work on land and in water, and Joe couldn't contain his excitement when we produced it from the back of the car with a flourish one sunny day in Switzerland.
May! Definitely officially camping season already! The husband needed a weekend to immerse in music and the kids and I needed a weekend under the stars so after our recent explorations (see Over Hill and Vale), Exmoor beckoned once more.