Half term camping trip – just what we need when we are planning on spending the summer camping in the garden!

Half term approached and for some mad reason we decided to head for the seaside for a few days despite the weather. We found this lovely campsite in Slapton, South Deveon. If you live in the UK you will be aware that last week’s weather was appalling. Our trip was cut short due to gale-force winds and ended with a mad packing panic as we tried to take down the tent in wet and very windy weather. We discovered that we can strike camp in 34 minutes when needed!

It wasn’t all bad and we spent some great family time together and met up with some good friends.

I thought you may want to see a few pictures…

A blustery day at Hope Cove – Devon

A rough sea.

A catch of crabs.

A collapsed tent – luckily not ours.

A wind damaged tent. This tent was just pooled with huge water puddles.

I fely very sorry for these poor people who returned to their pitch to find everything in ruins. The wind was wild and the poor tents just didn’t stand a chance. There were tents in trees, mangled tents and broken tents everywhere.

We certainly picked poor weather for camping. I thought it might put the children off camping all summer in the garden – but no! They enjoyed the adventure and can’t wait for more camping.

Her x

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2 responses to “Half term camping trip – just what we need when we are planning on spending the summer camping in the garden!

  1. I haven’t been to Hope Cove for ages… we used to go diving there and so your post brought back great memories!
    It must be reassuring to know that despite the bad weather the children are still looking forward to the garden camping 😉

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