31 May 2012

a little road trip

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this weekend we managed to get away for a few days in the sun. We headed of in a westerly direction in our camper van...

and ended up at our fave campsite in Dorset. When we arrived the little sign was missing from the road side, and the field itself was empty. We had dark thoughts that the site had closed down, and I felt a small tear well up in my eye.

Nao is as bold as brass, and suggested we venture into the farm house and ask if we can stay. I was pretty embarrassed, but did it anyway, and the friendly farmer was sitting at his dining table and said of course its open, just make yourselves at home! What a Gent. His peacock even did his shimmy just for us.


I was so happy to see the guinea fowls were still mouching about too.



that night was glorious and we had the whole campsite to ourselves. We cooked up some grub. Nao had mussels, and I had smoked mackerel.




next morning we went off to another favourite place, Lulworth Cove...



after another extremely relaxing evening, we went off exploring the many beaches of south Dorset, and even reached Devon.




We stopped off at Lyme Regis, a beautiful Regency town originally, but now very touristy sadly.
I almost did a grab and run with this mutt.

we had fish n chips on the beach like every other resident and visitors or Lyme Regis...a very nice atmosphere I have to say.

another mutt that nearly ended up in the back of our camper...

we had a pasty on the beach at Beer the next day...





Beer is in Devon, its quite nice, and good for watching people launching boats whilst sipping tea on the beach.

on the way back to London we passed through Somerset and Wiltshire, and we saw that street from the Hovis ad...

and Stonehenge appeared from nowhere...

Splendid! I hope to get away again soon, maybe for longer next time ; )