We had pretty much decided that we couldn’t afford another camping trip this year, but last weekend we saw the weather forecast and thought we just had to go for it… We nipped 30 miles up the road to our favourite campsite – Wallbrook House, near Longnor in the Staffordshire Moorlands. We were rewarded with a beautiful sunset on our first night:
I liked the pretty shadows that the setting sun made on our tent – you don’t get this kind of shot when your tent is made of green polyester…!
Yes, I am turning into a tent snob…. The love affair with our tent (a Yukon River 6 with front extension for the camping geeks out there – and I know you ARE there…) continues. Here she is in all her glory:
But why was the tent wet?! Well – just look at this morning dew! It was really heavy and we got exceedingly wet feet on those early morning loo trips (such an essential part of camping for small children and women who have given birth to twins!). But it did look stunning and sparkly in the sunshine. An amazing view first thing in the morning.
Although we were all feeling a bit off-colour (coughs and colds all round), and spent a lot of time just relaxing at the tent, we managed a little stroll along Beresford Dale and up to Hartington one afternoon – the views were tremendous – you really can’t beat the light when you get sunshine at this time of the year.
The boys were so delighted to be camping again, especially as it was all a bit of a surprise!
And they discovered reading by torchlight for the first time. Tom doesn’t let darkness come between him and his Nintendo magazine…
and Danny and Sandy had their Beano to read – of course!