Tag Archives: Camping

Rain rain – when you go away…

The wettest holiday ever – well nearly; that was in Biarritz a decade and a bit ago. Still two glorious sunny days in Cornwall fooled us into thinking it was summer… It then rained unremittingly, both there; and then on … Continue reading

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Deux Mille Treize

Early start Car packed out Road hit squarely Awake barely Channel tunnel Bridges and viaducts Coffee machines and petrol stops A1 French roads Reduce down to Salt pans and mussels Over water Paradise lost Paradise found Dream campsite Canvas, clams … Continue reading

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The Longer View

Camping up a hill in Devon you can’t help but take the longer view. Hills that have been there forever. The toil – even in the modern mechanised era – in taming and working the land. Life is defined by … Continue reading

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Bear Necessities

This picture – drawn by my daughter – melted my heart and sums up my week. It captures the beguiling mix of sleepiness, size and sheer cuddliness of the Giant Panda. Like the °0° koala, there is nothing in nature … Continue reading

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Jubilee Camping

Jubilee camp Periodically damp Some sun Decent fun Well fed And some early beds Good group A sizeable troupe The final night Clear and bright By the fire side A beacon spied And a firework spray At the end of … Continue reading

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Keeping the home campfires burning

April fools under canvas Sunlit striking Followed by lightning Humans huddle Around a smoky campfire Back to basics Hot and cold comforts Austerity Britain Keeping afloat with the Joneses Unseasonal camping confirms Keeping warm With friends and family Is all. … Continue reading

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Shower

Man – and woman – in the state of nature is not a pretty sight. Obsessed with feeding and drinking, scavenging for firewood, alternately soaked then sweating. Feral children career about, bumping and thumping each other. Sleep snatched fitfully as … Continue reading

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