4 October 2011

another summer {part 1}

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what on earth! a heat wave in Autumn, in Britain? We didn't stop to ask any questions, just jumped into the car and sped off in the direction of the sea!

We went down to the south coast, in Sussex. After leaving central London at 4.30pm, with car packed with camping gear, we finally made it to the campsite. It was pitch black and a weird low mist had formed. We couldn't find the campsite and were directed to drive across-country through a field not able to see 1 metre in front of the car! A very strange night, and empty field with a 'pond' {i.e. drainage puddle} and lots of insects for company. We managed to put up our tent in the dark, but had already decided to move to another campsite the next morning, as the site was situated right next to the A22 and felt like the cars were actually driving right next to our tent. Not exactly what we had planned. Anyways, next morning was beautiful despite the noise, and we discovered a few hairy neighbours too.

we spent the next day at Camber Sands beach, which is our fave beach near London. Its HUGE and very sandy. We drank a lot of wine, I went for a swim and Nao read the paper.

Lovely, and fully recovered from the drama of the previous evening. We went off in the direction of our new campsite - Dernwood Farm...

and saw some lovely Oast houses on the way, the evening sun was beautiful and the next days forecast was for 30 degrees! this kind of news makes Nao & I very happy campers indeed.

part 2 coming up!...


15 comments:

  1. Oh how I love your camping adventures! Blimey though...30 degrees!? A shock I'm sure! :-)

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  2. I wish i lived in East sussex - its gorgeous. Yes i agree Camber sands is a fab beach and Rye close by has to be one of my favourite towns x

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  3. Wow, what stunning pictures! I love that you just get in the car and go! I like ‘do-ers’ yay! Must take a trip to Camber Sands one of these days. Hope you’re well :)

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  4. Lovely photographs - I like the mood, it seems so calm and relaxing. It must have been a great autumn holiday.

    P.S. Very pretty blog.

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  5. I LOVE the picture of your bell tent and it's reflexion in the water! you should submit it for some photo competition - simply stunning!

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  6. I just knew you were both going to be out camping in the sunny weather, looks fabby x

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  7. Love the adventures you guys have - and we too have had the most amazing indian summer possible - not 30 degrees here in Denmark, but 23 which was about 8* more than summer.
    FAB,
    Axx

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  8. Hmmmm lovely. I love hearing about your adventures in England. Did you go in Lewis?

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  9. Beautiful photos! I love seeing pics of the beach, as I live in the desert!

    xo, Anna of (green gable)

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  10. Always love your camping photos! Can I ask -- how do you go about getting such etheral, glowing, sunlit shots?? I'd love to know!

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  11. God I miss summer in England! I was home for just 10 precious days in August and it was typically dull the whole time, boo. But I'm glad you get to enjoy it, the photos are simply gorgeous! Thos oast houses!

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  12. Fiona Booth8.10.11

    I live on the East sussex?Kent border and we used to go to Camber all the time when my kids were small. Now, not so much and your pics make me wonder why!
    ps thanks for more pictures of those lovely feet lol

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  13. you guys go to some amazing places! i didnt realise england has so many stunning places! thanks for sharing x

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  14. lovely light in these photos!

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