Sunday, 14 September 2014

Camping fun- Part 1

Over the summer, we grasped a new challenge.
Camping.

Before babies, Mr J and I went camping often.
Up to Scotland and across to Anglesey.
I have one criteria, shower facilities.
I do not cope well without a shower and a coffee to revive me in the morning.

And with children.
Well, this was going to be a leap.

So, over the summer holidays,
Mr J took Seren camping to Talybont.
When our friends came to stay, all three children camped out with Mr J.

So there was no excuse when I had time off at the end of the holidays as to why we wouldn't go camping.

Not least because Mr J had decided to invest my 'stress less' thank you gift vouchers in a tent.

Because of course, what would make me stress less (??!),

So, research complete.
We were headed for The Gower.
I set off to book a campsite.
Completely forgetting how a Bank Holiday weekend might affect our ability to book.

As it was, we found a perfect campsite.
It was, honestly, very basic.
It reminded me of one of Mr J & my favourite campsites from life before children.
On the first day I got a great hot shower.
This turned out to be a really good thing as on the second day I left it later and didn't.
That could have changed our break some!
We stayed at Llanmadoc, a great price for the views and pitch, reflective of the facilities. But like our home, I'm a fan of staying somewhere for the view.

I made the mistake of asking the best way to the beach.
Over the dune, was the confused, obvious, answer.
It was wonderful being such a short walk (less than five minutes) from a sandy beach.
And having spotted a castle on the drive to the campsite, the children recreated Mike the Knight at Weobley Castle.

My intention had been to explore the Gower.
But with a fantastic beach on the doorstep and the Castle as a backdrop.
Seren's school mate joining us on the second night.
This was the perfect, three day break.




Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

2 comments:

  1. So pleased to hear your camping venture was a success. It sounds like the research paid off and the site was in a perfect place. that last shot of the little ones sleeping bottoms up is just adorable. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

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  2. Gorgeous scenic photos of the beach and castle.I think the lack of showers adds to the fun of camping though.I love how your boys sleep.

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