Tagged: Camping

On the Drive 3

Campervan Essentials

Following on from my last post about buying a campervan, we now have it and it is full of all the campervan essentials. I drove down to Llanelli last Saturday for a last drive in my Meriva and collected the camper. The drive back in it was fine and I made it was far as Aberaeron...

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Loch Lomond Holiday 2015 – Day 4

Not much of a holiday day today really, as it was the last day in Scotland. Rain overnight meant that the tent was wet when we came to pack it up after breakfast and then it was time to load the car and start our journey south. We weren’t heading all the way home as...

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Shelter Building with the Scouts

The Scouts seemed to enjoy their shelter building evening in the woods that we organised for their last meeting. They all got stuck in building some pretty impressive shelters and all want to do it again with the plan of actually sleeping in them. Looks as though Anna and I have another shelter building evening...

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Dragon Award Camp

We are continuing to do our best to give the Scouts an opportunity to complete their Bronze Dragon Award. This requires them to sleep under canvas during every month of the year. We did January and February over the course of one weekend and last weekend managed to organise a March camp too. Organising and...

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Glamping in the Garden

We have visitors coming this weekend – Well, actually they are arriving Sunday night for a couple of days. It’s my Sister Trudi, her boyfriend Mike and he children Kia an Shaun. As we only live in a small(ish) bungalow we don’t have huge amounts of room for them, mainly because one of our bedrooms...

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Free Camping in Wales

We’ve just got back from another excellent weekend away camping for free in Wales courtesy of Chain Reaction Cycles and their series of MTB Marathons and Road Sportives. Morgan was on one of the floats in the Borth Carnival dressed as Doctor Who on Friday, so we packed the camping and cycling kit while he...

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Careful what you stand on in the Dunes

As I’m sure you know by now we are at last having a proper summer. It’s been a while coming -10 years since the last one as far as we can remember – but  it’s here and looks set to stay for a while too. Weather conditions have been perfect here in West Wales. Whilst...

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Vitus Sportive, Abergavenny 1

Vitus Sportive, Abergavenny

My knee coped with the CRC MTB Marathon on Saturday so I was all geared up for the Vitus Sportive on Sunday. After a decent nights sleep in the tent we were up and eating breakfast under pretty ominous looking skies. It wasn’t raining in the campsite but there were dark low clouds surrounding us...

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Jubilee Camp

Phew, we’ve survived the Ceredigion Area Scouts Jubilee Camp that took place in the grounds of Llanerchaeron house.. As new Scout and Explorer leaders this was out first camp with them and it all went well. It was of course a little hectic but there were plenty of activities for the children, including archery, catapults,...

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