We’ve just returned from out 5th Camping trip this year! This is possibly a little excessive and Ruth will be doing a further 2 camps with expedition club. I don’t even like camping! We started with church camp, then Corfe, then Parkhurst then Greenbelt and finally Appuldurcombe.
The campsite at Appuldurcombe has a number of advantages over the other sites – showers, washing up room, flushing toilets and above all a swimming pool. This was our last camp of the year and we loved the fact that we were just relaxing with a couple of friends and just chilling out!
At the swimming pool this year:
And then here are some photos from the same campsite last time we were there (at Little camp) in 2005:
We managed to camp right by the lovely tree that the children had sheltered under when we were last there.
And here is Jonathan under the same tree 5 years ago.
Martin cooking and warming himself on the BBQ 2010
And here he is long ago BBQing with Russell.
General camping shots now:
Ruth and Livvy being sociable as usual:
Elaine and Nick’s lovely tent (with the tree behind) which outed us all as potential home educators – some HErs from the mainland were camped beside us (with another bell tent!!)
Becca munching brownies
And here are a few shots from 2005
Rebekah celebrating her birthday
Think this is Livvy and Freya teaching us the amazing bumble bee song (sang around camp fires ever since).
General sitting about
And I even found one pic from the 2004 camp – not very flattering but it has Jonathan in our beloved sling so i’ll pop it in any way.