1st Camping Trip :)

14 May

Written by Chris(Dad) : Jamey and Joe’s 1st Camping Trip- the car was loaded on friday night, then Joe, Jamey and I set off for Oundle (Northamptonshire) to pick up my brother-in-law Andrew. We stayed the night with Uncle Andrew and Auntie Lindy, and we then set off early on the saturday morning the day was bright and sunny and the roads were fairly empty so progress was fairly brisk! We rolled into the campsite just off the A5 north of Capal-Curig (North Wales)at lunch time, and speedily set up camp! This was easier said than done as neither Joe or Jamey had put up a tent before, but the task was soon accomplished, the tent was up and beds installed, we had a hurried lunch and set off for a short exploratory walk. We took the car down to the car park by the lake and walked up towards the mountains, across the marsh and onto the path up to the small lake at the foot of the mountains, we took a walk along the lake on the foot path, and as it was a lovely warm sunny day it wasn’t long before the boys had their socks and shoes off and were trawling the shallows for quartz rocks, a while later after a short geology lesson and with pockets full of various bits of rock we headed back to the campsite. A couple of games of cricket later and it was off to Betws y Coed for tea. After a big meal of burgers and chips, it was back to the campsite for more cricket then bed for the boys and a well-earned whisky for Andrew and I. Sunday was sunny and after a breakfast of porridge we set off to climb Tryfan, which is a proper, serious mountain. We walked for the whole morning around the base of the mountain then up the path towards the top. Tryfan gets very steep after a while and it proved a bit much for Joe and I, but Jamey and Andrew set off for the top whilst Joe and I basked in the sunshine about 100 metres from the top and waited for their return. The return down the mountain took almost as long as the ascent, and we were all tired when we got back, then it was down with the tents and back in the car for the long drive home. It was a great first camping trip for the boys, and very enjoyable for Andrew and I. The weather was superb, the scenery was wonderful as the photos show, and Joe and Jamey really enjoyed  their 1st Camping Trip lets hope that we’ll be able to do another one soon.



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2 responses to “1st Camping Trip :)

  1. gross1an

    15/05/2012 at 12:43 am

    Aww, you reminded me of camping trips with my family! Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a wonderful time. 🙂

    • ganderingdreams

      21/05/2012 at 1:12 am

      Glad you enjoyed it, they did love it and cant wait to go again for a longer trip 🙂


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